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Greg Johnson

Managing Editor

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PULITZER FELLOW: Farzana Shah, a master’s student in the School of Nursing, was recently awarded a Pulitzer International Student Reporting Fellowship from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Repor
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), 23.5 million people in the United States live in food deserts—urban neighborhoods and rural towns without ready access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food. More than half of these individuals live in low-income households. Americans who live in these areas may have no access to food at all, or only fast food or convenience stores with limited healthy options. The USDA says living in a food desert contributes to a poor diet and can lead to increased obesity levels and other diet-related diseases.
PULITZER FELLOW: Farzana Shah, a master’s student in the School of Nursing, was recently awarded a Pulitzer International Student Reporting Fellowship from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Repor
The human imagination has no boundaries. It is capable of traveling at the speed of light to galaxies far, far away, and falling, very slowly, down, down, down the rabbit hole. It has put a man on the moon and in the deepest parts of the ocean. It has built the computer, video games, and the internet. It has made phones that are smart, self-driving cars, and unmanned aerial vehicles. It is a world without end.
WHAT: Founded in 2008, RealArts@Penn, a project at the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing (CPCW), helps Penn students interested in the creative arts build their network of connections through paid, off-campus summer inter
[youtube]http://youtu.be/BT3J0MPdHAQ[/youtube] At the tender age of 5, Paul Offit, a native of Baltimore, spent several months in 1956 in the city’s Kernan Hospital for Crippled Children while recovering from a clubfoot operation. Housed with him were around 20 children crippled from polio, a debilitating and paralyzing disease for which there was a new vaccine, but one which had not yet reached popular use.
WHAT: Founded in 2008, RealArts@Penn, a project at the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing (CPCW), helps Penn students interested in the creative arts build their network of connections through paid, off-campus summer inter
[youtube]http://youtu.be/BT3J0MPdHAQ[/youtube] At the tender age of 5, Paul Offit, a native of Baltimore, spent several months in 1956 in the city’s Kernan Hospital for Crippled Children while recovering from a clubfoot operation. Housed with him were around 20 children crippled from polio, a debilitating and paralyzing disease for which there was a new vaccine, but one which had not yet reached popular use.
The “Gwendolyn” in Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw is a salute from her parents to Gwendolyn Brooks, the celebrated poet who in 1950 became the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize. She was given the name DuBois in honor of W.E.B. Du Bois, the esteemed scholar, civil rights activist, and co-founder of the NAACP.
Oxygen makes up about 21 percent of the air we breathe, with each breath bringing luxuriant, life-sustaining nutrients to the lungs, blood, brain, and body.