PHILADELPHIA –- The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania has released a special report highlighting how donors can improve the single biggest in-school factor affecting students: teaching quality.
Erika Holzbaur and Yale Goldman of the School of Medicine and Haim Bau of the School of Engineering and Applied Science comment on research methods for following the movement of cell parts.
David Casarett of the School of Medicine comments on the difficulty predicting the desired and appropriate treatments for a patient.
Mitch Marcus of the School of Engineering and Applied Science comments on a computer system that will compete against two “Jeopardy” champs.
The Wharton Small Business Development Center is featured.
PHILADELPHIA — Susan B. Sorenson of the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania will present research about gun policy and domestic violence to state legislators in the “Pennsylvania State Briefing: Domestic Violence,” sponsored by Women in Government on Feb. 15, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
The event will be hosted by Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione and representatives Chelsea Wagner, Kate Harper, Lynda Schlegel-Culver, Margo Davidson and Rosemary Brown.
David Eisenhower of the Annenberg School for Communication talks about his famous grandfather, public service and his own last visit to the presidential retreat named after him. (Penn Current)
Larry Gladney of the School of Arts and Sciences and James Cornish of the School of Medicine are featured for their research.
PHILADELPHIA – A report from the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania details the ways reclamation and redevelopment of vacant property have improved residents’ quality of life in eastern North Philadelphia. The report, “Neighborhood Stabilization and Safety in East North Philadelphia,” highlights how comprehensive strategic investment by local community developers and public agencies correlates with improvements in safety, rising incomes and an attraction of new working households.