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Half of low-income communities have no ICU beds

new Penn Medicine study sheds light on yet another reason why the coronavirus pandemic is disproportionately killing the poor: Residents in low-income...

Primary care, delivered

When Santosh Nori and Jay Shah came just short of winning the President’s Engagement Prize in April 2019, they were disappointed—but, true to Penn’s...

Taiwan’s tech-savvy citizens helped flatten its COVID-19 curve

Taiwan’s government cannot take sole credit for flattening that country’s curve during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. The work was...

Penn State to receive $1.9M from state to assist with safe fall reopening

Penn State will receive more than $1.9 million from the Governor's Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund to help with the implementation of...

Parental warmth on high-conflict days helps teens to feel loved

While parent-teen conflict is inevitable, parents expressing warmth and support on high-conflict days can bolster how much their teen feels loved, according...

Spotted lanternfly task force brings together expertise of scientists, agencies

Since its unwelcome arrival in Pennsylvania several years ago, the spotted lanternfly has been eating away at agricultural commodities, landscapes and the...

OPINION

Accepting college entrance examination results, American universities open doors for Chinese students

Recently, Auburn University, University of Dayton, University of the Pacific, University of the Pacific, Adelphi University and some other American universities announced...

NPR: Royal Reporters Chart Harry And Meghan’s Journey In ‘Finding Freedom’

Travel with me for a moment, back to happier times. It's May 19, 2018, in a live broadcast from St. George's Chapel...

AP: Book Review: Deceit and desire await in White’s new novel

“A Saint from Texas,” Edmund White (Bloomsbury Publishing) There is a lot to appreciate in Edmund White’s “A Saint...

CULTURE

ACT MONTHLY PUBLICATION, AUGUST 2020

VOLUME 12, NUMBER 146, AUGUST 2020

ANOUNCEMENT

ACT COLUMN

Recently, Auburn University, University of Dayton, University of the Pacific, University of the Pacific, Adelphi University and some other American universities announced...

NEWS

AP: Elite public schools in Virginia, elsewhere seek diversity

Virginia’s Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology regularly finds itself at the very top of national rankings, an elite public...

BBC: Coronavirus: White House weighs plan to keep out US citizens and legal residents

The US is weighing new rules that would temporarily bar US citizens and legal residents from entering the US to control a...

NPR: The Big Ten, Pac-12 Postpone Football, Other Fall Sports Over Coronavirus Concerns

Two major college conferences — the Big Ten and Pac-12 — each announced Tuesday they were sidelining college football and other fall...

BBC: Biden VP pick: Kamala Harris chosen as running mate

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has named Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate - the first black woman and Asian American...

TRAVEL

While a remote part of the Great Wall may soon attract more visitors, it remains a striking reminder of the centuries that...

WORK LIFE

Reza Jafery has been something of a workaholic since he was in first grade. Whenever he was assigned homework, he’d head straight...

LATEST ARTICLES

AP: Elite public schools in Virginia, elsewhere seek diversity

Virginia’s Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology regularly finds itself at the very top of national rankings, an elite public...

BBC: Coronavirus: White House weighs plan to keep out US citizens and legal residents

The US is weighing new rules that would temporarily bar US citizens and legal residents from entering the US to control a...

NPR: The Big Ten, Pac-12 Postpone Football, Other Fall Sports Over Coronavirus Concerns

Two major college conferences — the Big Ten and Pac-12 — each announced Tuesday they were sidelining college football and other fall...

BBC: Biden VP pick: Kamala Harris chosen as running mate

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has named Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate - the first black woman and Asian American...

Accepting college entrance examination results, American universities open doors for Chinese students

Recently, Auburn University, University of Dayton, University of the Pacific, University of the Pacific, Adelphi University and some other American universities announced...

NPR: 9 Test Positive For Coronavirus After In-Person Classes Resume At Georgia High School

A coronavirus outbreak has been discovered at the Georgia high school that drew national attention last week after photos and videos of...

BBC: When productivity becomes an addiction

Reza Jafery has been something of a workaholic since he was in first grade. Whenever he was assigned homework, he’d head straight...

AP: Pandemic wrecks global Class of 2020′s hopes for first job

a job at a design label is on hold. Like many others in the global Class of 2020, the pandemic is clouding...

VOA: Lebanese Government Resigns Following Beirut Blast

Lebanon’s prime minister announced his government’s resignation Monday night in the aftermath of last week’s devastating explosion at the Port of Beirut...