International Women’s Day: top universities led by women

Only 43 of the top 200 universities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings are run by women ​It is striking that still only a few of the world’s top universities are led by women.  In fact, analysis of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 reveals that just 43 of the top 200 institutions are currently led by women. What is promising is that this is an increase from the 41 universities led by women last year and now amounts to a fifth of the top 200 universities in the world.  The current number…

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Penn scientists win $3 million Breakthrough Prize for RNA research that enabled COVID-19 vaccines

From The Philadelphia Inquirer Sixteen years after their research at the University of Pennsylvania paved the way for billions to be vaccinated against COVID-19, two scientists have been honored with a $3 million Breakthrough Prize. The award for Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman, one of five such honors announced Thursday morning for achievements in science and math, recognizes their success in modifying the genetic molecule called messenger RNA (mRNA) so it can instruct human cells to make customized proteins. That concept could prove useful in treating all sorts of maladies…

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Women’s Soccer Cruises at Delaware State for 2-0 Win

U. Penn Website/News/Sports DOVER, Del. – Behind goals from Mia Shenk and McRae Fried, the University of Pennsylvania women’s soccer team went on the road and picked up a 2-0 win on Monday night over Delaware State. Shenk’s goal was her second in four games while Fried opened her scoring account with her first career goal and Ashley Gabor secured her second solo clean sheet of the season. NOTES *Penn is now 4-0 all-time against Delaware State. *The Quakers have outscored the Hornets 14-0 in the four all-time meetings. *Ashley…

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Penn submits amicus brief to Supreme Court in support of DACA

U. Penn Website/News The University of Pennsylvania joined with 18 other colleges and universities on Oct. 4 to file an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court in support of an ongoing lawsuit over the Trump administration’s attempt to rescind the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The brief was filed in support of the respondents in the 2017 case, Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California, arguing that ending DACA violates the Administrative Procedure Act and the Fifth Amendment. The amici jointly…

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