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Penn Spectrum Weekend
Penn Alumni | Fri, 10/04/2019
Join us on October 4-6, 2019 for a weekend-long conference and celebration taking place on Penn’s Campus bringing together alumni and students for dialogue centered on issues of cultural identity and intersectionalities including topics specific to the Black, Latinx, Native, Asian, LGBTQ+, Muslim, first generation, low-income communities. We welcome and invite alumni and allies from all backgrounds as well as all current Penn undergraduate and graduate students.
César de la Fuente Named Penn Presidential Professor
Penn Medicine News | Thu, 07/11/2019
César de la Fuente, PhD, has joined the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania as a Presidential Assistant Professor in the departments of Psychiatry and Microbiology, in addition to the department of Bioengineering at Penn. 
Annenberg Presidential Associate Professor Sarah J. Jackson
Annenberg School News Release | Thu, 05/23/2019
Sarah J. Jackson was appointed as Annenberg Presidential Associate Professor.  Her work focuses on narratives of race and gender in the media.
AD Calhoun named chair of NCAA Division I Council
Penn Today | Wed, 01/30/2019
Grace Calhoun, director of athletics and recreation at Penn, has been named the incoming chair of the NCAA Division I Council, a high-level group responsible for the day-to-day decision-making for Division I.
Megan Becker Wins Accessibility Leadership Award
Expedition Winter 2018 | Wed, 01/02/2019
Megan Becker, of the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, received the Kennedy Center Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD®) Award for 2018.  The award recognizes outstanding arts administrators and cultural arts organizations whose leadership and work furthers the field of accessibility. The awards increase awareness and focus on the importance of accessibility in artistic venues, cultural institutions, and natural history settings.
Sara Bachman Named Dean of Penn School of Social Policy & Practice
Penn Today | Thu, 08/30/2018
Sara “Sally” Bachman has been named dean of the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, effective Jan. 1, 2019. The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Wendell Pritchett.
OMNIA PODCAST: THE RISE OF WOMEN IN POLITICS IN 2018
Omnia - SAS | Mon, 08/27/2018
In this episode of the OMNIA podcast, we explore a potential watershed moment in American politics: the unprecedented number of women running for office in 2018. Dawn Teele, Janice and Julian Bers Assistant Professor of Political Science, researches women and politics, voting rights reform, and candidate recruitment. Right now, she’s studying Emerge, the largest Democratic campaign training program in the United States. The program recruits, trains, and connects Democratic women who want to run for office.We speak with Teele about the historical underrepresentation of women in politics and discuss some of the cultural narratives and structural factors—from fundraising trends to division of household labor—that potentially impact the success of female candidates in U.S. elections.
OMNIA Q&A: BLACK AMERICAN AND AFRO-BRAZILIAN INCARCERATION RATES
Omnia - SAS | Mon, 08/27/2018
2018 College grad Nia Kaudo, a double major in Africana studies and political science with a minor in history, undertook summer research as part of Penn’s Jumpstart for Juniors program. Kaudo combined her academic interests to study the history and present-day status of incarceration in the U.S. and Brazil. Her project is titled Perpetually Bound: The Impact of 20th Century Policies on Black American and Afro-Brazilian Incarceration Rates.Here, we talk to Kaudo about Jumpstart for Juniors, her research, and her hopes for the future of mass incarceration policies.
TURNING UP THE HEAT ON CRIME
Omnia - SAS | Mon, 08/27/2018
John MacDonald, Professor of Criminology, says lessons about environmental stressors and crime can be extended to the relationship between heat and crime.
Barbara Hewitt Named Executive Director of Career Services
Almanac | Tue, 07/17/2018
Barbara Hewitt has been named Executive Director of Career Services. Dr. Hewitt, currently Senior Associate Director, will assume her new position in August after the retirement of longtime Career Services Director Patricia Rose.

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