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Penn Vet Study Shows Immune Cells in the Skin Remember and Defend Against Parasites

Now, research led by a team from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine shows that resident memory T cells form in response to parasite infection. The new study found that, after infection with the parasitic disease leishmaniasis, a population of T cells with a memory for the parasite remained in the skin.

Recent Penn Alum Finds His Calling to Help Others

July 24, 2015

What began as preparations for a class service trip to China has turned into a possible career path for Nikhil Rajapuram, a May graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

Penn Researchers Discover New Chiral Property of Silicon, With Photonic Applications

July 23, 2015

By encoding information in photons via their spin, “photonic” computers could be orders of magnitude faster and efficient than their current-day counterparts. Likewise, encoding information in the spin of electrons, rather than just their quantity, could make “spintronic” computers with similar advantages.   

School of Social Policy & Practice at Penn Explores Opportunities in Botswana

July 22, 2015

Erica Zaveloff and Jerri Bourjolly from the School of Social Policy & Practice traveled to Botswana to explore potential areas of collaboration, based on the nation's most pressing social policy issues.

Penn in the News

Praluent Looks Cheap to Those With Extreme Cholesterol

Daniel Soffer of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the costs of cholesterol-lowering drug Praluent.

July 27, 2015 | New York Times
How to Help Others the Right Way

Adam Grant of the Wharton School is cited for his book, Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success.

July 27, 2015 | Time
A Slight Itching, Then the Rashes

Bruce Brod of the Perelman School of Medicine urges people not to fear contagion when others have a poison ivy rash.

July 26, 2015 | Philadelphia Inquirer
Video: Vitamin D for Pancreatic Cancer

Jeffrey Drebin and Peter O’Dwyer of the Perelman School of Medicine talk about adding vitamin D to the treatment regimen for some pancreatic cancer patients.

July 24, 2015 | KFSN-TV (Fresno)
Nip. Tuck. Or Else.

David Sarwer of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted on plastic surgery trends.

June 18, 2015 | Time
John Oliver Shows Power, Limits of Entertainers

Brian Rosenwald of the School of Arts & Sciences writes about comedian John Oliver’s influence on politics and public policy.

July 27, 2015 | Philly.com
Bobby Jindal’s Opiate for the Masses

Anthea Butler of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about Republican president primary strategies.

July 26, 2015 | New Republic
DSU Embraces Diversity After Decades of Segregation

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education is cited for studying enrollment at minority-serving institutions.

July 25, 2015 | News Journal (Delaware)



MULTIMEDIA

  • Penn’s 259th Commencement

    Penn’s 259th Commencement

    Penn’s 259th University Commencement drew visitors from all corners of the world Monday, May 18, filling Franklin Field with languages representative of Penn’s widely diverse community.

  • Helping Pets, Helping People

    Helping Pets, Helping People

    In a North Philadelphia rowhome, four students from the School of Veterinary Medicine are examining Pebbles, a friendly cocker spaniel. She’s a little overweight but otherwise healthy. “She has a great hairdo,” fourth-year student Hannah MacAyeal tells Billy, Pebbles’ owner.

  • Wharton Experts Talk Business on the Radio

    Wharton Experts Talk Business on the Radio

    In a little less than an hour, listeners learn how to take their companies public—or build their brands—thanks to advice from Amanda Miller Littlejohn. The Washington, D.C.-based personal branding coach made the trek to Penn’s campus at the end of April to chat with Laura Zarrow, a host of “Women@Work” on SiriusXM’s Business Radio, powered by the Wharton School.

  • Marking 100 Years of Hey Day

    Marking 100 Years of Hey Day

    Celebrating the 100th Hey Day on April 30, members of Penn’s Class of 2016 marched with canes along Locust Walk, wearing red shirts and flat-brimmed, faux-straw hats.

  • Penn Honors Alum and Broadway Producer Hal Prince With Creative Spirit Award

    Penn Honors Alum and Broadway Producer Hal Prince With Creative Spirit Award

    At a reception on April 23, Penn President Amy Gutmann said a performance by the Pennsylvania Players was the perfect occasion to honor distinguished alumnus and Broadway producer Harold “Hal” Prince with a

  • A Day for the Next Generation of Roboticists

    A Day for the Next Generation of Roboticists

    At the fifth annual Philly Robotics Expo (PRX) on April 20, several hundred local grade-, middle-, and high-school students poured into the Singh Center for Nanotechnology with their machines in tow.

  • The 121st Running of the Penn Relays

    The 121st Running of the Penn Relays

    Every April, athletes from around the globe make history at Franklin Field. This year, 16,368 high school, college, and professional athletes are competing in the 121st running of the Penn Relays, which is being held from Thursday, April 23 through Saturday, April 25.

  • Helping Students to Write With Clarity

    Helping Students to Write With Clarity

    Most of us can benefit from a second set of eyes reading something we write. At Penn, there’s a place to go to get constructive criticism for everything from a research paper written for a course to an article penned for a peer review journal.

  • College Junior Excels in Class and on the Rugby Field

    College Junior Excels in Class and on the Rugby Field

    Sophia Hu is as fearless on the rugby field as she is in the classroom. “I love rugby because it’s a great way to de-stress from school,” says Hu. “Whatever frustrations I get from school, when I get on the field, I tackle people, I scream at the top of my lungs.”

  • Celebrating Inaugural President’s Engagement Prize Recipients

    Celebrating Inaugural President’s Engagement Prize Recipients

    Penn President Amy Gutmann said she vividly remembers the afternoon she called the five recipients of the new President’s Engagement P

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