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Penn Team Identifies Gene Responsible for Some Cases of Male Infertility

Oftentimes men with a type of infertility called azoospermia don’t know the underlying cause of their condition. But new research led by University of Pennsylvania scientists suggests that mutations in an X chromosome gene called TEX11 are responsible for a significant number of cases of infertility — an estimated 1 percent of cases of non-obstructive azoospermia.

Penn's Jake Mendelson Earns Spot on Team USA

June 29, 2015 |

Rising senior coxswain Jacob Mendelson will turn in his Red and Blue this summer for the red, white, and blue of the United States after earning a spot on the men’s 2+ for USRowing at the upcoming World Championships August 29-September 6 in Aiguebelette, France.

In Social Networks, Group Boundaries Promote the Spread of Ideas, Penn Study Finds

June 22, 2015

In a new study, the University of Pennsylvania’s Damon Centola shows how social networks form and what that means for the ideas that will spread across them.

Penn Grad’s Thesis Work With German Youth Leads to Anti-hate Campaign

June 19, 2015

Doing doctoral research in a ninth grade music classroom in Hamburg, Germany, set Emily Joy Rothchild on a path to work with students on a recently released CD and music video that tackles the tough topics of terrorism, Islamophobia and hate.

Penn in the News

Panel Targets 3rd Biggest Killer of Americans: Cardiac Arrest

Lance Becker of the Perelman School of Medicine is mentioned for serving on panel that focused on cardiac arrest.

July 1, 2015 | Philadelphia Inquirer
Colorado Movie Rampage Jurors to Hear From Expert on Psychosis

Raquel Gur of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited as being the star witness to discuss psychotic disorders.

July 1, 2015 | PhillyVoice.com
Audio: The Supreme Court: Lethal Injections and Same-sex Marriage

Tobias Barrington Wolff of the Law School discusses the opinions in the Supreme Court’s rulings on same-sex marriage and lethal injections.

June 30, 2015 | “Radio Times with Mary Moss-Coane,” WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)
Short on Sleep? Eat More Spinach and Peanut Butter to Improve Your Memory

Andrea Spaeth of the Perelman School of Medicine offers ways to improve daily functionality for people who are lacking sleep.

June 30, 2015 | Huffington Post
Why Is It So Hard to Kill a College?

Mary-Linda Merrium Armacost and Laura Perna of the Graduate School of Education comment on college closings.

June 29, 2015 | Chronicle of Higher Education
Philadelphia Smoking Rates Hit New Low

Kenneth Margulies of the Perelman School of Medicine suggests that Philadelphia’s smoking rates will continue to decline with shifting attitudes, policy changes and penalties.

June 30, 2015 | Philadelphia Inquirer
Working to Death

Adam Finkel of the Law School is quoted about standards from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

June 30, 2015 | Slate.com
The Euro in Flames

Mauro Guillén of the Wharton School writes about the value of the euro.

June 29, 2015 | Huffington Post



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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