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June 6, 2013
The City of Philadelphia’s 10-year tax abatement program—among the most generous of its kind in the country—has been highly praised by proponents for creating the building boom in Center City over the last decade.
June 4, 2013
A new online course taught by a University of Pennsylvania nursing professor and a nursing educator focuses on aging well, life in an aging society, and seeks to answer that age-old question: how old is old?
May 29, 2013
In a pilot partnership with the University of Pennsylvania Africa Center, two Penn students have been named 2013 Pulitzer Center International Student Reporting Fellows.
May 23, 2013
Professionals and students who work in the field of digital humanities—where computing and the humanities meet—are often confronted with the same technological challenges: How can I find the resources I need? What tools are best for the task I want to perform? How do I build understanding within my institution for the goals I want to achieve?
May 16, 2013
The number of adults living beyond age 45 in sub-Saharan Africa is rapidly expanding, yet many of these older men and women experience physical illnesses and disabilities that limit their ability to function, according to a study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and in Malawi.
May 16, 2013
The number of adults living beyond age 45 in the sub-Saharan African country of Malawi is growing rapidly, but according to a study by Penn and Malawian researchers, many of these older men and women experience physical illnesses or disabilities that limit their capacity to function normally.
May 9, 2013
Every few months, it seems as if there is a new electronic gadget released to the public with never-before-seen technological innovations, or generational upgrades to previously released devices. If you’re not a techie or a 10-year-old born into the touch-free generation, it can be hard to keep up.
May 7, 2013
WHO: Jonathan Shepherd, director of the Cardiff University Violence and Society Research Group
May 7, 2013
The American Association for the Advancement of Science has selected the University of Pennsylvania to be an Emerging Leaders in Science & Society, ELISS, founding partner campus. Three other universities were also chosen, Stanford, University of Washington, and Purdue.
May 2, 2013
The academic community is closely watching a court case involving Georgia State University’s e-reserves. The outcome of the case, now on appeal, could affect how professors assign published works in courses and how students engage in critical classroom discussions about those works. Examples of e-reserves include Blackboard and Canvas.