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New student-created journal offers window to Middle East, North Africa

College of Arts and Sciences sophomore Laila Shadid and junior Zeynep Karadeniz have taken their shared passion for the Middle East and transformed...

Introducing the Year of Civic Engagement

For all the stressful events 2020 may be identified with as a year, the University hopes it—and 2021—will also be remembered by...

Penn Engineering and Nursing partner with Hillrom on Internet-of-Things Technology

The School of Engineering and Applied Science’s PRECISE Center and the School of Nursing have formed a partnership with medical device leader Hillrom to develop technical solutions for health...

New database aims to make Alzheimer’s diagnosis easier and earlier

Do you get nervous when you can’t think of a word? Chances are it’s a momentary lapse, but problems with language are...

Penn performers keep creating during pandemic

This spring and summer the student Performing Arts Council has been working with the Platt Student Performing Arts House to encourage and support the hundreds of...

Reviving ‘old school’ chemistry to tackle the energy crisis

Whether it’s making batteries more efficient or finding new ways to reuse natural resources, energy research is a multifaceted area of study...

Bridging the communication divide for Deaf and hard-of-hearing communities

Clear-fronted face masks, better and more frequent interpreters, and amped up involvement from local organizations have made a big difference during the...

Do political beliefs affect social distancing?

Experts say voluntary physical distancing in the United States was essential to slowing the spread of COVID-19 in the early days and...

Understanding the Americas through material texts

The invitation asked academics to select one object to illustrate exchange in the Americas and talk about it for 10 minutes, as...

The push for 2020 Census participation, amid a pandemic and data privacy fears

Groups across Penn are working to ensure that college students and hard-to-reach demographics get counted in the once-a-decade tally.
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Alumnus values relationships built along the way

Wigginton serves as president of National Civil Rights Museum From academia to public service, Russell Wigginton (PhD; ’01; history) has led a...

Study examined COVID-19 policies’ effects on people with disabilities

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The gym closures, social distancing mandates and other COVID-19 mitigation policies in the U.S. negatively affected the mental health...

CNN: Summer solstice 2022: Sensual traditions on the longest day of the year

Do you feel a stirring in your heart? Maybe a jump in your libido? Heck, are you just getting plain ol' hot...

Will the Jan. 6 committee hearings affect public opinion?

Brian Gaines is a professor of political science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a senior scholar at the U. of I. System’s Institute of...