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Researchers at Penn and PCI play a role in combatting the ongoing pandemic

Researchers at Penn and PCI play a role in combatting the ongoing pandemic PCI has also played a role in the ongoing response to COVID-19, including the success of the two mRNA-based vaccines thanks to previous work by the Perelman School of Medicine’s Drew Weissman and Katalin Kariko. Even with vaccines widely available, quick and inexpensive testing remains important. To this end, PCI has supported the work of Ping Wang on a rapid antigen test that can detect small amounts of the SARS-CoV-2 virus nasal swab samples and detecting “microbubbles”…

School of Arts & Sciences launches new initiative in data-driven discovery

School of Arts & Sciences launches new initiative in data-driven discovery The School of Arts & Sciences has announced the establishment of a new Data Driven Discovery Initiative, a hub for data science education and research across the School. Bhuvnesh Jain and Greg Ridgeway are serving as the initiative’s inaugural co-directors. FULL STORY AT Penn Arts & Sciences →

I’m fully vaccinated and I also had COVID. Do I need a booster?

I’m fully vaccinated and I also had COVID. Do I need a booster? John Wherry of the Perelman School of Medicine said the COVID-19 booster shot is safe for those with hybrid immunity, which occurs when someone who has already had the virus gets vaccinated. However, he said, hybrid immunity is already powerful on its own. November 24, 2021 ・ From NPR

How corporate governance is changing

How corporate governance is changing Wharton finance professor Luke Taylor spoke on social responsibility and shareholder obligation during a November 16 panel discussion titled “Redefining Corporate Governance,” part of the ongoing Beyond Business series, which explores the most complex and pressing issues affecting organizations and individuals around the world. “My view is that companies should not be maximizing shareholder value. Instead, they should be maximizing shareholder welfare. There’s a difference there because shareholders may care about more than just profits.” FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton →

School of Arts & Sciences launches new initiative in data driven discovery

School of Arts & Sciences launches new initiative in data driven discovery The School of Arts & Sciences has announced the establishment of a new Data Driven Discovery Initiative, a hub for data science education and research across the School. Bhuvnesh Jain and Greg Ridgeway are serving as the initiative’s inaugural co-directors. FULL STORY AT Penn Arts & Sciences →

Japan Global Issues

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Japan Global Issues As part of the Japan Global Issues Series from the Center for East Asian Studies, Merry White, a professor at Boston University, will talk about urban japan, food studies, travel and tourism in Asia, Japanese family, and elderly and social change in Japan. Her previous work includes books on Japanese education, internalization, family and social policy, and social and political functions of urban spaces. For more information, visit ceas.sas.upenn.edu Thursday, December 02, 2021 5:00p.m. – 6:00p.m. Stiteler Hall B10, 208 S. 37th St.

Neuroscience & Society Public

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Neuroscience & Society Public The Center for Neuroscience & Society hosts the Neuroscience & Society public talk, a series on wellbeing and the brain. The talk features Kristin Brethel-Haurwitz, a former post-doctoral student at Penn, on the neuroscience of altruism, selfishness, and wellbeing.  For more information, visit sas.upenn.edu Thursday, December 02, 2021 4:30p.m. – 5:30p.m. Levin Building, SAIL Room 111, 425 S. University Ave.

I’m fully vaccinated and I also had COVID. Do I need a booster?

I’m fully vaccinated and I also had COVID. Do I need a booster? John Wherry of the Perelman School of Medicine said the COVID-19 booster shot is safe for those with hybrid immunity, which occurs when someone who has already had the virus gets vaccinated. However, he said, hybrid immunity is already powerful on its own. November 24, 2021 ・ From NPR

Almost 500 people dead: Philadelphia is about to set a grim record for homicides

Almost 500 people dead: Philadelphia is about to set a grim record for homicides Aaron Chalfin of the School of Arts & Sciences spoke about the rise in gun violence that accompanied the pandemic. “So many things changed at the same time, and that means that it’s very hard to disentangle what the drivers are,” he said. “I don’t know that we ever fully will.” November 23, 2021 ・ From Philadelphia Inquirer

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