Eugenie Birch, co-director of the University of Pennsylvania's Institute for Urban Research, has been elected as the first president of the new General Assembly of Partners (GAP), a special initiative of the United Nation’s World Urban Campaign. Birch was elected at the GAP’s inaugural meeting, held in Nairobi, Kenya in mid-April.
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(This is the fourth in a series of features introducing the inaugural Penn President’s Engagement Prize winners.)
One in five patients discharged from the hospital experience an adverse event at home within three weeks. They may fall or mix up their medications, placing an extreme burden on their caregivers. Ultimately they’re readmitted to the hospital.
President Amy Gutmann is quoted about Penn co-sponsoring the RoboLancers of Central High School of Philadelphia to attend a competition.
By Madeleine Stone @themadstone
(This is the second in a series of features introducing the inaugural Penn President’s Engagement Prize winners.)
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Adam Cohen, a junior at the University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded a Harry S. Truman Scholarship, a merit-based award for college students who plan to pursue careers in government or in public service, wish to attend graduate or professional school to help prepare for their careers and are U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals.
Members of the Dark Energy Survey have released the first in a series of maps that show the concentration of dark matter in the cosmos.
By Sarah Welsh
by Sarah Welsh
After a two-year hiatus, the Large Hadron Collider at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, is gearing up for its second run. The LHC enabled the 2012 discovery of the Higgs boson, which gives mass to all particles, but the world’s most complicated scientific apparatus is far from finished