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04/21/21 12:32am
Chief Wellness Officer Benoit Dubé said the low positivity rate is a testament to continued adherence to public health guidelines, and he urged students to continue to wear masks, socially distance, and wash their hands.
04/21/21 12:12am
Some students said that the timing of the announcement, which was made less than two weeks before the end of spring classes, blindsided them, given how hard they worked to receive the award.
04/20/21 11:29pm
The School of Veterinary Medicine found that specially trained dogs can sniff out COVID-19 with 96% accuracy.
04/20/21 9:04pm
Penn Medicine will work to gain a better understanding of influenza viruses around the world and finding out what viruses may have the potential to cause future pandemics.
04/20/21 11:49am
Penn community members who are vaccinated on Wednesday will receive the second dose of the vaccine on May 12, a victory for students in on-campus housing who are required to move out by May 13.
04/20/21 1:07am
The Thursday talk,  titled "A Right to Lie? Presidents, Other Liars, and the First Amendment," was part of the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy's "Free Speech Battles" faculty workshop series.
04/20/21 12:49am
Penn attributed the increase to the addition of an international development department to The Power of Penn, the University’s most ambitious fundraising campaign which ran for the first time in the fiscal year 2019.
04/20/21 12:17am
Forty-five members of University leadership — including Penn President Amy Gutmann, Board of Trustees Chair David L. Cohen, and Division of Public Safety Vice President Maureen Rush — signed the email affirming Penn's commitment to advancing racial equity. 
04/19/21 11:04pm
Ghose’s work will focus on strategies used by sex workers in India to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, and how these strategies were shaped by the HIV epidemic. 
04/19/21 10:57pm
The Penn Institute of Immunology found that people who had a prior COVID-19 infection had a significant antibody response after the first mRNA vaccine dose, but minimal increase in immunity after the second dose.
04/19/21 1:38am
Voters will cast their decision for local races, and for new judges to Pennsylvania’s three statewide appellate courts — some of the highest positions in state government that will affect policy for years to come. 
04/19/21 1:28am
Fifty-eight Penn faculty members signed a letter of support on April 14 calling on Penn to retain David Eng, an endowed professor in the Asian American Studies Program.
04/19/21 1:05am
Some students reported a need for safe transportation to Chinatown, citing COVID-19 health concerns and the uptick in anti-Asian hate crimes as barriers to using public transportation.
04/19/21 12:57am
Davis is among 184 artists, writers, scholars, and scientists to receive the fellowship this year, out of a pool of nearly 3,000 applicants from the United States and Canada.
04/19/21 12:52am
Wai Wai Nu identified how displaced women have overcome pandemic-related challenges, and offered recommendations for improving refugee and internally displaced women's access to dignified work, health care, and housing.
04/19/21 12:37am
The Philadelphia Department of Health announced on Friday that everyone over the age of 16 would be immediately eligible for the vaccine, moving the city to phase 2 of vaccine distribution. 
04/19/21 12:27am
Bhatia will pursue a master’s degree in history and philosophy of science at Cambridge, after majoring in science, technology, and society with a concentration in energy and the environment at Penn.
04/18/21 9:09pm
The prestigious one million dollar award recognizes profound innovation and achievements in the medical sciences.
04/16/21 12:39am
PennPraxis, a center for applied research and outreach at the Weitzman School of Design, is working in collaboration with the Water Center at Penn and the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority to improve water quality, reduce flooding and create jobs.
04/16/21 12:38am
The researchers found that the Sequential Organ Failure Assessment score, which is used in many hospitals to predict how likely a patient is to survive their hospital stay, is racially biased.