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Epidemiological Study by Penn Vet Professor Investigates Parasite-Schizophrenia Connection

A new study by Gary Smith, professor of population biology and epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine, used epidemiological modeling methods to determine the proportion of schizophrenia cases that may be attributable to T. gondii infection. The work suggests that about one-fifth of cases may involve the parasite.

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

October 24, 2014

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.

Penn Women's Basketball Tied Atop Ivy Preseason Poll

October 28, 2014 |

For the first time since 2000-01, the University of Pennsylvania women's basketball team found itself atop the Ivy League preseason poll, tied with Princeton in the first-ever, first-place tie since the inception of the poll in 1999-2000.

For Penn Student Information Technology Advisors, the Job Provides Life Lessons

October 28, 2014

Being a student IT advisor at the University of Pennsylvania is not just about helping others. It’s also a learning experience.Along with a team of professional Penn staff, 80 student information technology advisors offer tech support to students, faculty and staff who reside in all 11 College Houses.

Penn in the News

Audio: Change to PLUS Loan Program Hits HBCUs Hard

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education comments on the impact of changes to a federal loan program on historically black colleges and universities.

October 28, 2014 | “Marketplace”
Four Officials Receive Child Advocacy Awards

Debra Schilling Wolfe of the School of Social Policy & Practice is quoted about Penn’s Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research Field of Dreams luncheon.

October 28, 2014 | Philadelphia Tribune
Here’s Why Penn Produces More Billionaires Than Any Other School in the World

Billionaire undergraduate alumni are featured.

October 27, 2014 | Business Insider
‘I Wanted to Solve Problems’

Ryan Charles Hynd of the School of Arts & Sciences is profiled about his journey as a black man in the STEM field.

October 27, 2014 | Chronicle of Higher Education
Helping Black Men Succeed in College

Shaun Harper of the Graduate School of Education shares his comments about black students facing adversity in the classroom.

October 27, 2014 | Chronicle of Higher Education