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Penn Fels Policy Research Initiative Announces Interdisciplinary Grants
April 4, 2016
The Fels Policy Research Initiative in the School of Arts & Sciences at the Uni
7th Annual Penn Public Policy Challenge Finals
February 23, 2016
WHO &  WHAT:          The Public Policy Challenge invites students from across the University of Pennsylvania to develop a policy proposal based on an issue that affects Philadelphia, such as education, public health, homelessness, recidivism and others.
Two Penn Professors Call Attention to the Use of Race in Human Genetic Research
February 4, 2016
Two University of Pennsylvania professors are coauthors, along with two other scholars, on a perspective piece published this week in the journal Science that calls for an end to the use of genetic concepts of race in biological research.
Brookings Institution Tops Penn 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index
January 27, 2016
The Brookings Institution tops the list of the 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report, an annual ranking of the world’s top think tanks released today by the University of Pennsylvania Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the Lauder Institute. This is the eighth consecutive year that Brookings has been ranked first.
Penn Institute for Urban Research, Perry World House to Host Sustainable Urbanization Event with Jeffrey Sachs
November 2, 2015
The Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR) and Perry World House will host an event Wednesday, Nov. 4 on strategies for sustainable urbanization and development worldwide.
Academic Freedom Panel Discussion at Penn Libraries
September 29, 2015
In 1915, the University of Pennsylvania's Trustees fired economist Scott Nearing in retaliation for his activism in the campaign against child labor. Nearing's termination sparked a national debate and helped to rewrite the history of academic freedom in America.
Penn Lightbulb Café Presents ‘Fatal Invention: Re-creating Race in Genomic Era’
September 11, 2015
WHO:             Dorothy Roberts                        Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor                       George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology, Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights, Professor of Africana Studies, and director of the Program on Race, Science and Society                       University of Pennsylvania               
Two Penn Undergraduates Study ‘Crimes That Changed Our World’
July 17, 2015
This summer, two undergraduate students at the University of Pennsylvania are examining crimes throughout history and how those events resulted in controversial legislative changes. 
Penn Joins edX Partnership, Expands Free Online Classes
June 15, 2015
The University of Pennsylvania today announced a partnership with leading nonprofit online learning platform edX, expanding the University’s open learning course offerings to reach millions of additional learners worldwide.
At Penn, Field Center’s Conference Draws Attention to Child Trafficking
June 5, 2015
The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research at the University of Pennsylvania will host a June 10-12 conference addressing some of today's critical issues such as child trafficking and underrepresented populations in the child welfare system.