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Feb 18: P&P Live! The Future of Black: Afrofuturism, Black Comics, and Superhero Poetry - a poetry panel

P&P Live! The Future of Black: Afrofuturism, Black Comics, and Superhero Poetry - a poetry panel Friday, February 18, 6:00 pm The Future of Black: Afrofuturism, Black Comics, and Superhero Poetry (Paperback) By Gary Jackson (Editor), Len Lawson (Editor), Cynthia Manick (Editor) $20.95 ISBN: 9781949467673 Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations Published: Blair - November 2nd, 2021 CLICK HERE to register for this Virtual event!The expansion of Marvel...
Tags: Comics, Dc Comics, Nbc News, Alabama, Cnn, Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, Harpercollins, Seattle, Black, Charleston, MFA, Renee, Florida International University, Seattle City, Gary Jackson


Quick Study: Positive Psych Researchers Take on Art Museums

In this episode, we consider art museums as venues for human flourishing, as tracked by NEA-supported researchers at the University of Pennsylvania. The source article is here. A transcript of this podcast is available at the NEA website. Click here for the most recent episode of Quick Study.
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Penn Pledges to Work With NCAA, Support Transgender Swimmer

The University of Pennsylvania says it will work with the NCAA under its newly adopted standards for transgender athletes.
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Rhodes Scholar who went to a $30k-a-year private school is accused of faking poverty to win a place at Oxford University, report says

The Radcliffe Camera at Oxford University, England.Getty Images A 24-year-old Rhodes Scholar has left the prestigious program after being accused of lying about growing up poor, reports say. Mackenzie Fierceton described herself as s a "queer, first-generation, low-income" student, per The Times. But according to reports, she attended a $29,875-a-year private school. A 24-year-old Missouri woman who won a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University has left the program follow...
Tags: News, Education, US, Trends, University, Missouri, Bill Clinton, News UK, University of Pennsylvania, Oxford University, Times, Rhodes, Norton, Philadelphia Inquirer, St Louis Missouri, Chronicle


The recipient of a historic pig-heart transplant stabbed a man years ago. Ethicists say criminal history shouldn't affect who gets live-saving organs.

David Bennet (right) with his surgeon, Dr. Bartley Griffith, at University of Maryland Medical Center.University of Maryland School of Medicine A man with a life-threatening heart condition received a heart from a genetically altered pig Friday. The patient in the historic procedure had been convicted of stabbing a man, according to The Washington Post. Criminal history shouldn't be a reason to deny anyone an organ transplant, medical ethicists say. In a groundbreaking eight-hour transpla...
Tags: Post, Science, Crime, News, Washington Post, Stabbing, US, Trends, Heart Disease, Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Ed, Baltimore, New York University, Bennett, Downey


Penn, 15 colleges sued by former students for alleged violation of federal antitrust laws

Sixteen top US universities, including the University of Pennsylvania, are being sued by five former students claiming those schools may be involved in antitrust violations. #sixteen
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An anti-vaxx scientist said 'mass formation psychosis' caused people to follow COVID-19 measures. Psychologists say there's no such thing.

Dr. Robert Malone talks on his phone as he works from his office on his horse farm Wednesday July 22, 2020, in Madison, Va.AP Photo/Steve Helber A scientist coined the phrase "mass formation psychosis" on a podcast with Joe Rogan.  Dr. Robert Malone said millions of people were "hypnotized" to believe established COVID-19 facts. Psychology experts told the Associated Press there's no merit to Malone's claims.  A scientist promoting anti-vaccine conspiracies attributed cooperation with...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Germany, Trends, Ap, Gop, Associated Press, University of Pennsylvania, Vaccines, Anthony Fauci, New York University, University Of St Andrews, Misinformation, University of Sussex, Perelman School of Medicine


Lia Thomas dominated by fellow Ivy League transgender swimmer Iszac Henig

University of Pennsylvania transgender swimmer Lia Thomas was defeated Saturday by fellow trans Ivy Leaguer, Yalie Iszac Henig, who is transitioning from female to male. #iszachenig #liathomas #yalie #ivyleague #transgenderswimme
Tags: University of Pennsylvania, Lia Thomas, Iszac Henig, Yalie Iszac Henig


Technology used in mRNA COVID vaccines offers hope for treatment of millions with heart disease, study suggests

For now the success by University of Pennsylvania researchers has only been achieved in mice, but it offers hope for millions of people with fibrosis.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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US law professor condemned for ‘white supremacist’ comments by own dean

Professor Amy Wax of the University of Pennsylvania’s law school made racist remarks about ‘Asian elites’ and immigrationThe dean of the University of Pennsylvania’s law school has condemned one of his school’s own professors for making racist remarks about Asians, saying that their recent comments were “xenophobic and white supremacist”.Professor Amy Wax, who specializes in social welfare law and labor and family economics law, appeared as a guest on economist Glenn Loury’s podcast when she cal...
Tags: Race, US, US news, Pennsylvania, United States, University of Pennsylvania, US universities, Glenn Loury, Amy Wax


Brian Eno Shares His Critical Take on Art & NFTs: “I Mainly See Hustlers Looking for Suckers”

Image via Wikimedia Commons It can feel, in our inequality-addled world, that we have little left in common — that there is no “we,” just us and them. But multiple crises driving us apart have the potential to unite the species. After all, a rapidly warming planet and global pandemic do threaten us all, even if they don’t threaten us equally. Do solutions exist in the creation of new forms of private property, new ways of moving capital around the world? Can the extinction-level byproducts of c...
Tags: Art, Facebook, College, Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Brian Eno, Eno, NFT, Josh Jones, Duchamp, Durham NC Follow, David Joselit


A DAO is aiming to fund crypto projects in partnerships with some of the biggest names in higher education

The EduDAO traces its roots to the University of California, Berkeley.David Madison/Getty Images The newly launched EduDAO will allocate $11 million a year to university-level students working on technology projects.  EduDAO is being financed by decentralized asset manager BitDAO in partnership with Mirana Ventures.  Harvard, UC Berkeley, and Oxford are among the first universities in the EduDAO partnership.  Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. BitDAO, a ...
Tags: Trends, Markets, Mit, Oxford, University of Pennsylvania, Jonathan Allen, Dao, Carla Mozee, MI Exclusive, EduDAO, DAO funding tech projects students, DAO funding universities, BitDAO, tech innovation blockchain Web3, EduDAO Jonathan Allen, Mirana Ventures Harvard UC Berkeley


A former UPenn student just sold his homework — graded by Elon Musk in 1995 — for $7,753

Elon MuskPool College assignments graded by Elon Musk more than 25 years ago just sold for $7,753 at auction. Musk was a teaching assistant at the time at UPenn's Wharton School of Business. He initialed and marked the papers, commenting "graphic" and deducting points for profanity on one. A former UPenn student just sold some of his college assignments at auction for a few thousand dollars, but it wasn't because of the content of the papers. Instead, the cool sum owes in large part t...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, Cnn, Auction, University of Pennsylvania, Musk, Thomas, Wharton School, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Wharton School of Business, Brian Thomas, Tech Insider, Sarah Jackson, Elon MuskPool College


Someone just paid $7,753 for school papers graded by Elon Musk

Today, a lot of business students would probably pay serious money for Elon Musk's opinion of their work. In 1995, though -- long before he took control of Tesla and, later, founded SpaceX -- Musk was a teaching assistant helping grade exams and papers at the University of Pennsylvania's famous Wharton School of Business.
Tags: Elon Musk, Tesla, Cnn, University of Pennsylvania, SpaceX Musk


Despite promises, Biden has yet to issue a single pardon, leaving reformers depressed and thousands incarcerated

US President Joe Biden participates in the 74th annual Thanksgiving turkey pardon of Peanut Butter in the Rose Garden of the White House November 19, 2021 in Washington, DC.Alex Wong/Getty Images Presidents have the sweeping ability to commute sentences, immediately freeing any federal prisoner. They can also grant pardons, which erase a criminal conviction from a person's record. But Biden, like others before him, has been hesitant to use the power early on in his presidency. At this poi...
Tags: Politics, News, Law, Obama, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, Ronald Reagan, House, Aclu, New York Times, Susan Rice


Study shows the existence of efficient coding processes for visual stimuli in rodents

A collaboration between SISSA and the University of Pennsylvania indicates the existence of an efficient process of sensory coding in rats, suggesting a general principle for optimal use of computational resources.
Tags: Health, University of Pennsylvania


I tried working in a never-ending Zoom call that's like a 'virtual WeWork,' and it made my day more social while maintaining my productivity

Zoom screen of Edit.PartyCache Bunny Edit.Party, a viral virtual work meeting, helped fill people's social need after COVID took it away. The zoom call hosts 50 people on average at a given time from 72 countries around the world. The "party" was not distracting — it actually helped me feel more productive at times. In the thrust of the COVID pandemic, many remote workers sat at home, configuring their homes into office spaces and struggling to recapture the feel of working in-person. As ...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Technology, La, Los Angeles, Trends, Paypal, Features, University of Pennsylvania, Virtual, Co-working, Zoom, Southern California, Bunny, Citrix, Berlin Germany


Stamping Bar Codes on Cells To Solve Medical Mysteries

No one really knew why some patients with a white blood cell cancer called chronic lymphocytic leukemia, or C.L.L., relapsed after treatment and got a second cancer. Were some cancer cells just resistant? An unexpected answer to this mystery has been found using a new technique that researchers call bar coding: The treatment does not always target the right cells. From a report: Scientists discovered that the cancer does not always originate in the mature bone marrow cells where it is found and ...
Tags: Tech, University of Pennsylvania, Boston Children s Hospital, University of Washington, Sankaran, Vijay Sankaran, Jay Shendure, Shendure


$10 million gift helps launch the Colton Center for Autoimmunity at Penn

Thanks to a generous $10 million gift from Stewart and Judy Colton, the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania will continue to be on the leading edge of autoimmune research and care with the launch of the Colton Center for Autoimmunity at Penn.
Tags: Health, University of Pennsylvania, Penn, Stewart, Perelman School of Medicine, Colton Center for Autoimmunity, Judy Colton


Two genetic risk variants in Black individuals may exacerbate sepsis and COVID-19 severity

Two genetic risk variants that are carried by nearly 40 percent of Black individuals may exacerbate the severity of both sepsis and COVID-19, a team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine have found.
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Four Character Strengths That Can Help Kids Learn

Two years ago, as GreatSchools embarked on research for the second season of our podcast for parents, Like a Sponge, I faced a mounting sense of worry. Our podcast was about the science of learning, but this season would be entirely devoted to the science of character. Although I’m a big believer in big love and eternal forgiveness (chalk it up to my coastal California roots), the reality is that I’d bought into the old mechanistic dichotomy: cognitive vs. noncognitive, thinking vs. feeling, a...
Tags: Parenting, California, Bono, University of Pennsylvania, Madison, University Of Wisconsin, Claremont Graduate University, California State University, Enright, Giacomo Bono, Dominguez Hills, Ortega y Gasset, Robert Enright, Kendall Cotton Bronk, Amy Warren, Tenelle Porter


A basic-income pilot in Florida will give formerly incarcerated people $600 per month for a year, no strings attached

People gather for COVID-19 vaccinations at the Bolivar County Correctional Facility in Cleveland, Mississippi, on April 28, 2021. Spencer Platt/Getty Images A basic-income pilot program in Florida will give monthly stipends to 115 formerly incarcerated people. Participants will receive $1,000 in January 2022, then $600 every month for a year. The program hopes to lift recipients out of poverty and prevent reincarceration. The letters are already in the mail: Hundreds of formally incarcera...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Prison, Incarceration, US, Trends, Poverty, Homelessness, Richmond California, Stockton, University of Pennsylvania, Inmates, Jack Dorsey, Orlando, Recidivism


Low amount of caffeine intake during pregnancy may help reduce gestational diabetes risk

Good news for pregnant coffee lovers: Consuming a low amount of caffeine during pregnancy could help to reduce gestational diabetes risk, according to researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the National Institutes of Health. The findings were published Monday in JAMA Network Open.
Tags: Health, National Institutes of Health, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine


Podcast: Dr Patrick Mahaney talks on maximizing your pet's overall health

Dr Patrick and I talk about pet health and we kick things off by going over Dr Patrick's top three things a pet owner can do to maximize her pet’s health. We also discuss the following questions: Jenny: perhaps Dr Patrick could give us more information on reverse sneezing? I was at a clinic the other day where a client came in as an emergency because he didn't know what was happening. I know how scary it can be if a client is not familiar with this. Laura: do we need to worry about our pets...
Tags: Pets, University of Pennsylvania, Msnbc, Laura, Patrick, Jenny, Darcy, Krystal, Culver City, Mahaney, Laura Bennett, Pet Health, Dr Mahaney, Patrick Mahaney, California Pet Acupuncture and Wellness, Veterinary Cancer Group


Elon Musk just lost $50 billion in 2 days, but he's still the world's richest person. Here's how the Tesla and SpaceX CEO makes and spends his $288 billion fortune.

Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images Elon Musk just lost $50 billion in just two days, but he's still the richest person in the world. A notorious workaholic, Musk doesn't spend his money on lavish vacations or expensive hobbies. Here's how Musk makes and spends his $288 billion fortune. Decades before becoming a father of six and amassing an $288 billion fortune, Musk taught himself to code as a child growing up in South Africa. By the time he was 12, he sold ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, California, Washington, Ebay, Life, Stanford, Careers, Entrepreneur, Trends, Strategy, Tesla, Bloomberg


Hard Drive: Joe Biden Thinks ‘2A is Being Badly Interpreted’

Hunter Biden’s (top) laptop hard drive contains a large file of Joe Biden newsletters underscoring the Delaware Democrat’s anti-gun philosophy. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Buried in the broad-ranging material found on the hard drive from Hunter Biden’s laptop—a copy of which has been obtained by AmmoLand News—is a view of how Joe Biden looks at the Second Amendment, with reports from his daily newsletter titled “Office of Vice President Joe Biden News Briefing,” published when the De...
Tags: Twitter, Guns, Congress, White House, Virginia, America, Joe Biden, Gun Control, University of Pennsylvania, Biden, Delaware, Commonwealth, Second Amendment, Nra, Hunter, Hill


Healthcare's transformative leaders are looking to upend the industry by building on the pandemic's scientific advancements

Peter Dazeley/Getty Images Insider identified 10 healthcare leaders changing the business of healthcare across the globe. They're exploring high- and low-tech pathways toward a more resilient healthcare system. Their contributions range from new ways to develop medicine to social interventions in the hospital. Visit Insider's Transforming Business homepage for more stories. In 2021, the leaders transforming healthcare may have been inspired by the dizzying pace of me...
Tags: US, Trends, Walmart, Medicare, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Mckinsey, Temple University, Goldberg, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Weissman, Optum, Moderna, Aledade, Amy Goldberg, Mohana Ravindranath


Conspiracists during the COVID-19 pandemic

A researcher from the University of Pennsylvania has commented on how conspiracy theories misrepresent scientific data and advice.
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Museums, Libraries, and Community Impact – It’s Not (Just) the Economy

In an era when questions of economic impact threaten to monopolize public discourse about the value of arts and culture, it is refreshing to see a new report from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), in which the authors state, without apology: “The vast majority of libraries and museums are not large employers and will never provide the muscle to significantly drive local economies….” Happily, there’s more. The sentence resumes: “…but [my emphasis] they are indispensable connec...
Tags: Art, University of Pennsylvania, Nea, Ajblogs, IMLS, Institute of Museum and Library Services IMLS, Association of Art Museum Directors, Reinvestment Fund, National Archive of Data, NEA Research Lab


There's no Delta-specific booster coming to save you - what we have is good enough

Nurse Alix Zacharski receives a Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot in Miami, Florida on October 5, 2021. AP Photo/Lynne Sladky The technology behind Pfizer and Moderna's vaccines makes it easy to tweak shots to target coronavirus variants. Current booster shots aren't specific to Delta, because the original vaccines are still effective against the variant. If spread of COVID-19 gets under control through vaccinations, there may never be a need to change them. When the Delta variant ruine...
Tags: Health, Science, News, US, America, Trends, Analysis, Delta, University of Pennsylvania, Pfizer, St Louis, Miller, Miami Florida, Perelman School of Medicine, Johnson Johnson, Washington University School of Medicine