A new study led by Mark Stern of Social Policy & Practice and Arts & Sciences showed how community-based arts programs enrich the lives of New York City residents.

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Penn study shows value of arts and culture on health and wellbeing | Penn Current

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Economist Paul Heaton will lead a new research initiative at Penn Law's Quattrone Center that will focus on the causes of crime and effective public policies to address it.

Penn Law’s Quattrone Center launches new research on reforming, improving criminal justice system with $2.2 million from Charles Koch Foundation

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From dance to comedy to light opera, a wide range of student-run performing arts organizations hit the stage for their spring shows last weekend.

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A student team from Social Policy & Practice won the campus 2017 Public Policy Challenge with a proposal that paves the way for pharmacies to take back unused pain pills.

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Proposal to Address Opioid Addiction Wins 2017 Penn Public Policy Challenge

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Keith Cengel, Ann Kennedy and research colleagues from Penn Medicine have partnered with NASA to learn how humans and machines might react to radiation exposure on a Mars trip.

Penn scientists help NASA understand radiation risks for future trips to Mars | Penn Current

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In an op-ed for Philly.com, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education's Jonathan Zimmerman suggests liberal elite universities and less-selective schools collaborate to encourage diverse political discourse.

Commentary: How to break out of the academic bubble

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A team led by Penn Medicine student Daniel O’Connor found that though males and females begin their residencies on an equal playing field, gaps in rankings widen as they advance.

Gender Bias May Hamper Evaluations of Female Emergency Medicine Residents – PR News

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A family visit to a monastery in Korea prompted Penn Arts & Sciences' Justin McDaniel to write his latest book, an exploration of Buddhist leisure culture across Asia.

Roller Coasters With Buddha

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On campus this summer, local middle and high school students can take advantage of a number of programs offering classroom and hands-on learning in the STEM fields.

Penn programs offer Philadelphia students a STEM-filled summer | Penn Current

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Work from Liming Pei, Douglas Wallace and Xilma Ortiz-Gonzalez of Penn Medicine and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia could improve mitochondrial function for military members and their families.

Powering Up Mitochondria Could Boost Military and Civilian Health | Bench to Bedside

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Penn Medicine's Ivona Percec developed a reconstructive procedure that can increase sexual function and heal psychological wounds of women subjected to genital mutilation.

Penn Physician Pioneers New Reconstructive Surgery for Female Genital Mutilation – PR News

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As a teen in West Philadelphia, Glen Casey’s life changed when he met leaders at the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at Penn. Now, a senior, he helps others through community engagement.

Penn Undergrad from West Philly Helps Others Achieve College Access

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In Knowledge@Wharton Network, The Wharton School's Shawndra Hill has discovered new ways to measure the effectiveness of TV ads using data mining of links to online searches.

How Data Mining Can Help Advertisers Hit Their Targets - Knowledge@Wharton

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Emilio Parrado, Dorothy Swaine Thomas Professor and Chair of Sociology, discusses the U.S./Mexico border wall in this excerpt from his presentation "Mexican Migration to the U.S.: History and New Realities" during 'Immigration and Global Inequality' hosted by Penn Arts & Sciences.

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During a summer internship in Uganda, senior Jessie Lu of Belmont, Mass., worked in a non-profit health-care clinic and conducted research on her thesis.

A Summer Working in Uganda

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A project by Penn Arts & Sciences' James Aguirre and grad student Alyssa Barlis aims to solve a mystery about the history of the universe using cutting-edge detectors.

Penn-led Project Investigating the History of the Universe Receives $700,000 NASA Grant

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Stephanie King of Faculty Affairs penned an op-ed on Philly.com that contended Philly will never realize its true economic potential until it fixes its public schools.

Commentary: Let's make Philly schools the better choice

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Mast cells are known for their role in allergic and inflammatory conditions. Now Hydar Ali of Penn Dental is getting closer to identifying therapies that effectively target them.

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Penn Dental Medicine Professor Unlocks the Mysteries of Mast Cells

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Learn how to be successful, and you'll find ways to win.

Penn Women's Basketball earns a shot at success tonight in #MarchMadness against Texas A&M