Penn News Today
News from the University of Pennsylvania for Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Jonathan Moreno, John Gearhart

Pros and Cons

On Wharton Sirius Radio, PIK professors Jonathan Moreno and John Gearhart discussed gene editing and warned of bioethical concerns. (Audio)

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Carissa Lim and Emily Siegel

In Honduras

Seniors Carissa Lim of Torrance, Calif., and Emily Siegel of Locust Valley, N.Y., led a group of students to Central America to help construct a bank. (Photos)

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Ivana Kohut

In Cuba

Sophomore Ivana Kohut of West Orange, N.J., visited medical facilities and conducted interviews to analyze the island nation’s delivery of heath care to women. (Video)

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Ebony Elizabeth Thomas

Shaping Minds

Ebony Elizabeth Thomas of GSE picked her top children’s books of 2015, highlighting storytelling on issues such as gender, race, ethnicity, religion and sexuality.

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Scholars in Sports

Ten Quaker athletes, five men and five women, with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 have been named Academic All-Ivy for the 2015 fall season. 

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Engheta, Ghrist

Scientific Advances

With new Department of Defense grants, Engineering’s Nader Engheta and PIK Prof Robert Ghrist, also of Math, can push the boundaries of metamaterials and algebraic topology.

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