University Communications Staff

Greg Johnson

Managing Editor

215-898-3632

gregj@upenn.edu

The Division of Human Resources (HR) has announced the 2015 Models of Excellence Program Award winners, an initiative introduced in 1999 to recognize notable staff member accomplishments at Penn that reflect initiative, leadership, increased efficiency, and a deep commitment to service.
It is next to impossible to open a newspaper, browse the web, or watch television without coming across an item of consequence related to the law. Be they criminal laws and civil laws, contracts and expiring contracts, property and deeds, marriages and divorces, or lawsuits and custody disputes, the law is pervasive in American life, even if not always overtly, and decides some of society’s most central issues.
On many a Tuesday this semester, Penn will gladly shine a spotlight on University research in the sciences through the Penn Science Café, and showcase research in the social sciences, the arts, and the humanities by way of the
On many a Tuesday this semester, Penn will gladly shine a spotlight on University research in the sciences through the Penn Science Café, and showcase research in the social sciences, the arts, and the humanities by way of the
America’s system of criminal justice is supposed to be equal, exact, and colorblind, but it is not without its flaws. Created by human beings, it is at the mercy of human error, usually made in good faith, although occasionally with ill intent. The National Registry of Exonerations maintains a list of nearly 1,500 people who were wrongly convicted of a crime and later cleared of all charges. The Registry catalogs exonerations only since 1989, leaving potentially thousands of other innocent people languishing in prison while the truly guilty roam scot-free.
Twenty-four hours does not seem like enough time for people to juggle their professional responsibilities while also raising their children, engaging with the community, and taking care of themselves and their home. The population at large, in the United States and abroad, finds it increasingly difficult to manage their work and private lives, and achieve harmony between the two.
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) delivers more than 4,100 babies each year, slightly less than its older sibling, Pennsylvania Hospital. Obstetricians and perinatologists at HUP are in charge of deliveries, and provide expecting mothers with state-of-the-art prenatal care, expertise during labor and delivery, and comprehensive post-delivery care for moms, newborns, dads, and families.
Innovation @ Penn GSE is a space within the University’s Graduate School of Education (GSE) where theory and practice from a variety of fields and disciplines come together to drive meaningful, positive educational change.
Heather Andrea Williams, a Presidential Professor and professor in the Department of Africana Studies in the School of Arts & Sciences, opens her latest book, “American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction,” in 15th century Portugal during the reign of Prince Henry.
Innovation @ Penn GSE is a space within the University’s Graduate School of Education (GSE) where theory and practice from a variety of fields and disciplines come together to drive meaningful, positive educational change.