Soccer-playing Student at Penn Scores Goals With a Global Impact

Latest Penn News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 16:35
blurb:  Khadija Tarver is kicking it up a notch -- around the world and on the field as a member of the Penn Women's Soccer Club. All club games are free and open to the public.

Khadija Tarver is making an interdisciplinary impact – on the soccer field, on the environment and through improved global commerce in nations like Guatemala.

Tarver, a 20-year-old junior majoring in environmental studies in the School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, is now in her third year playing center back for the Penn Women’s Soccer Club.

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When a Penn Open Learning Class Ends, Continuing Education Does Not

Latest Penn News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:27

For students in University of Pennsylvania Open Learning courses, the online education provided in the global classroom doesn’t end when the courses do.

Growing Old Around the Globe” from Penn’s School of Nursing is a shining example of the college-level continuing education that can be found in Penn’s free massive open online courses.

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NanoDay@Penn Hands Out Research and Image Awards

Latest Penn News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 14:42
blurb:  The Nano/Bio Interface Center's NanoDay@Penn is a public education and outreach event and an opportunity to recognize student achievements, both in research and in creativity

By Madeleine Stone @themadstone

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For Penn Graduate Student Cherae McWilliams, a Field Placement Opens New Doors

Latest Penn News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:53
blurb:  School of Social Policy & Practice student Cherae McWilliams believes in the human capacity for resilience and she's turning that belief into a career in social work.

Cherae McWilliams believes in the human capacity for resilience.

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Want to Change the World? Penn Has a Prize for That.

Latest Penn News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:03

The big banner on the ARCH on Locust Walk and the emails from President Gutmann to the senior class have gotten the message out: The search for entries in the inaugural President’s Engagement Prize competition is underway.

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AAU Elects University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann as New Chair

Latest Penn News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:09

The Association of American Universities today elected University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann as chair of its board of directors.  Her one-year term begins today, the final day of the association’s semiannual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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Penn Researchers Untangle the Biological Effects of Blue Light

Latest Penn News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:05

Blue light can both set the mood and set in motion important biological responses.

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Penn Launches Climate Action Plan 2.0

Latest Penn News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 14:59

Five years after releasing its original Climate Action Plan, the University of Pennsylvania today announced the launch of Climate Action Plan 2.0, a roadmap for environmental improvement and sustainability on campus to 2019 and beyond.

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Linda Aiken of Penn Nursing Has Received Lienhard Award From Institute of Medicine

Latest Penn News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:22
blurb:  Linda Aiken has received this honor for her research demonstrating the importance of nursing care and work environments in achieving patient-centered, affordable health care.

Linda Aiken, a professor of nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, has received the 2014 Gustav O.

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Penn Physician and Historian Robert Aronowitz Elected to Institute of Medicine

Latest Penn News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:13

Robert Aronowitz, a physician and historian at the University of Pennsylvania, has been elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine, one of the nation's highest honors in the health-care field.

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Penn’s 2014 Alumni Honors Include Founder of TED Wurman and Former Trustee Chair Riepe

Latest Penn News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 17:03
blurb:  Richard Saul Wurman, founder of TED, and James S. Riepe, chairman of Penn’s Board of Trustees from 1999 to 2009, are among seven alumni to be honored this year at the Alumni Award of Merit Gala.

The University of Pennsylvania will honor distinguished alumni at the 80th Annual Alumni Award of Merit Gala on Friday, Oct. 31.

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Enriching Internship Could Lead to a Career for Penn Student

Latest Penn News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 16:35

Jane Wu is getting an early start at the University of Pennsylvania on a possible future career in research to help save the environment and preserve human health.

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T-Cell Therapy Achieves Extended Remission in Leukemia Patient Penn Study Shows

Latest Penn News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 16:27

Ninety percent of children and adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who had relapsed multiple times or failed to respond to standard therapies went into remission after receiving an investigational personalized cellular therapy, CTL019, developed at the 

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Penn Medicine Researchers Zero in on Psoriasis-Hypertension Link

Latest Penn News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 14:32

Patients with more severe psoriasis are also more likely to have uncontrolled hypertension, according to new research by a team at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

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Penn Graduate Student Attends Prestigious Meeting of Nobel Laureates

Latest Penn News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 16:57
blurb:  It’s not every day that a graduate student gets to meet a Nobel Laureate in her field. But this summer Rianne Esquivel, a fourth-year doctoral candidate in microbiology at the University of Pennsylvania, had the opportunity to meet not just one but 37 Nobel Laureates, all leaders in biomedical sciences.

By Madeleine Stone  @themadstone

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Penn Physicist Alison Sweeney Receives 2014 Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering

Latest Penn News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 16:53

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation announced Wednesday that Alison Sweeney, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania, will receive a 2014 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering.

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Penn Medicine Announces Naming of Paul F. Harron, Jr. Lung Center

Latest Penn News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 16:41

A $10 million gift to the University of Pennsylvania to name the Paul F. Harron, Jr.

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Penn Medicine: New Gene Therapy for "Bubble Boy" Disease Appears to be Safe, Effective

Latest Penn News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 16:28

A new form of gene therapy for boys with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome (SCID-X1), a life-threatening condition also known as “bubble boy” disease, appears to be both effective and safe, according to an international clinical trial with sites in Boston, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, London, a

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