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Picturing first generation
Penn Today | Tue, 04/10/2018
During one of Penn First’s events during Gen Week, a celebration of the resiliency and success of the first-generation, low-income (FGLI) community, the “photo booth” allowed anyone who identified as FGLI or as an ally, to personalize signs explaining what FGLI means to them.
Penn Medicine Hospitals Named “Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality”
Penn Medicine News | Thu, 03/29/2018
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Chester County Hospital were announced among the 2018 class of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s “Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality Index 2018.” The HRC Foundation is the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization.
Crowd-sourced map showcases campus accessibility in real time
Penn Today | Thu, 03/22/2018
Grad student Mark Bookman and postdoctoral fellow Alice McGrath are on a quest to map physical and social barriers across campus. With the help of volunteers, the goal is a crowd-sourced platform to present a real-time user accessibility resource.
Eric Tchetgen Tchetgen: Inaugural Luddy Family President’s Distinguished Professor
Almanac | Tue, 03/20/2018
Eric Tchetgen Tchetgen has been named the inaugural Luddy Family President’s Distinguished Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. 
Penn's Netter Center Celebrates 25 Years
Penn News | Thu, 02/22/2018
As the Netter Center for Community Partnerships marks a major milestone with 25 years of community projects, Ira Harkavy, associate vice president and founding director, spoke with President Amy Gutmann about how the Center’s efforts mirror the strategic vision of the Penn Compact 2020. [Video]
John L. Jackson, Jr. Appointed Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication
Almanac | Tue, 02/13/2018
John L. Jackson, Jr. has been named dean of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, effective January 1, 2019.
Ingrid M. Nembhard: Inaugural Fishman Family President’s Distinguished Associate Professor at Wharton
Almanac | Tue, 02/13/2018
Ingrid Nembhard has been appointed as the inaugural Fishman Family President’s Distinguished Associate Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, effective January 1, 2018.
Martha Curley: Ruth M. Colket Endowed Chair in Pediatric Nursing at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Almanac | Tue, 02/13/2018
Martha A. Q. Curley has been appointed Ruth M. Colket Endowed Chair in Pediatric Nursing at CHOP. The goal of this appointment is to foster interdisciplinary and inter-institutional research in child health across Penn Nursing and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).
Anne Norton: Stacey and Henry Jackson President’s Distinguished Professor
Almanac | Tue, 01/16/2018
Anne Norton, professor and department chair of political science, has been named the inaugural Stacey and Henry Jackson President’s Distinguished Professor of Political Science.
Dagmawi Woubshet: Ahuja Family Presidential Associate Professor
Almanac | Tue, 01/16/2018
Dagmawi Woubshet has joined Penn as the inaugural Ahuja Family Presidential Associate Professor of English.

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