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Penn Study: Metabolic Enzyme Stops Progression of Most Common Type of Kidney Cancer

In an analysis of small molecules called metabolites used by the body to make fuel in normal and cancerous cells in human kidney tissue, a research team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania identified an enzyme key to applying the brakes on tumor growth.

Researcher From Penn Will Discuss Higher Ed Disparities at U.S. Senate Hearing

July 21, 2014

Laura Perna, a professor in Penn GSE, will testify before a United States Senate Committee hearing, "The Role of States in Higher Education," on Thursday, July 24.

Shearn of Penn to Compete at World Junior Championships

July 21, 2014 |

Rising sophomore Brendan Shearn will represent the University of Pennsylvania and Team USA at the IAAF World Junior Championships on Tuesday night at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.

Penn Lightbulb Café: Emilio Parrado on Latin American Migration to the U.S.

July 17, 2014

Latin American migration to the United States grew very rapidly during the last two decades of the 20th century.

Penn in the News

Working to Eradicate HIV and Positively Reinforce Teenagers

Bridgette Brawner of the School of Nursing is featured for leading Project Gold, a program that teaches teenagers with mental illnesses how to avoid HIV.

July 23, 2014 | Philadelphia Inquirer
Attack of the Chicago Climate Change Maggots

Erwann Michel-Kerjan of the Wharton School poses the questions, “Why does it seem more and more disasters are happening? And, as a nation, who’s supposed to pay for them?”

July 23, 2014 | Washington Post
Climbing China’s Corruption Ladder

Hanming Fang of the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for co-authoring a working paper about corruption in China’s housing sector.

July 23, 2014 | Wall Street Journal
Are ‘Micro-Scholarships’ the Key to the Financial Aid Lock?

The Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan is cited in an article written by an incoming graduate student of the Graduate School of Education.

July 22, 2014 |
The Future of Terrorism Insurance for Corporate America

Howard Kunreuther and Erwann Michel-Kerjan of the Wharton School provide commentary on the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act.

July 22, 2014 | CNBC


  • The Transformative Power of the Arts

    The Transformative Power of the Arts

    JaLinda Dunovant believes that the world would be a better place if more people could experience the transformative power of the arts. This is because Dunovant’s involvement in arts and culture activities has had a profound impact on her own life.

  • Critical Care Lessons Outside of the Classroom

    Critical Care Lessons Outside of the Classroom

    On July 2, 2014, Penn’s School of Nursing conducted its second annual summer mass casualty emergency simulation exercise in Fagin Hall in the Helene Fuld Pavilion.

  • Pushing the Frontiers of a New Material

    Pushing the Frontiers of a New Material

    Draw a line with a pencil and it’s likely that somewhere along that black smudge is a material that earned two scientists the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics. The graphite of that pencil tip is simply multiple layers of carbon atoms; where those layers are only one atom thick, it is known as graphene.

  • Penn: A Year in Pictures 2013-14

    This year, Penn’s impact was felt in ways big and small, from West Philadelphia to across the globe, from Convocation to Commencement.

  • Penn’s 258th Commencement

    Penn’s 258th Commencement

    The journey leading to Commencement can be a challenging one—and on Monday, May 19, the University community gathered to celebrate students’ significant academic achievement. More than 5,000 graduates received their degrees at Penn’s 258th Commencement, held on a sunny, picture-perfect spring day.

  • Veterinarians Will Help the World

    ‘Veterinarians Will Help the World’

    According to Joan Hendricks, dean of Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine, people go into veterinary medicine for a couple reasons. They love animals, probably first and foremost.

  • The Link Between the Southern Ocean and Climate Change

    The Link Between the Southern Ocean and Climate Change

    To investigate the interplay between climate change and the ocean, Irina Marinov, an assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science, focuses her attention on

  • Hey Day: A Uniquely Penn Tradition

    Hey Day: A Uniquely Penn Tradition

    Following a tradition that reaches back to 1916, Penn juniors celebrated Hey Day 2014 on May 1, by donning red shirts, strutting along Locust Walk carrying mahogany walking canes, and biting into flat-brimmed hats.

  • 2014 Marks 120th Penn Relays

    2014 Marks 120th Penn Relays

    On April 24 through 26, as the Penn Relays celebrated its 120th year, more than 18,000 athletes from more than 60 countries took to Franklin Field on the University of Pennsylvania campus to compete in 425 events.

  • Penn and ADL Partner for Holocaust Education

    Penn and ADL Partner for Holocaust Education

    Penn and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) of Philadelphia presented a half-day workshop to introduce teachers and future teachers to “Echoes and Reflections,” a multimedia Holocaust education curriculum designed by the ADL and the USC Shoah Foundation Institute.