Blake Harwood first developed a passion to learn languages in high school as a teenager in Highland Park, Ill. when she won a scholarship to study Arabic in Cairo for six weeks in a foreign exchange student program.
The design development for the new Pennovation Center has received approval from the University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees. This 58,000-square-foot, three-story facility is located in the heart of the Pennovation Works, Penn’s 23-acre site along the southern bank of the Schuylkill River and adjacent to the University campus.
It was certainly an exciting first day of the 2015 Ivy League Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships, as University of Pennsylvania junior Chris Swansontook the crown in the 500 free for the second consecutive year.
A study coming out in Science Translational Medicine and led by University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine researchers has shown that cats with the rare disease Niemann Pick type C — which mirrors the human version of the disease — show vast improvements when treated with a compound called cyclodextrin.
Bioethics Commission, Chaired by Penn’s Gutmann: Ebola Teaches Health Preparedness Requires Ethics PreparednessFebruary 26, 2015
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President Amy Gutmann, chair of President Obama’s bioethics commission, says “The Ebola epidemic in western Africa overwhelmed fragile health systems, killed thousands of people and highlighted major inadequacies in our ability to respond to global public health emergencies.”
President Amy Gutmann is quoted about the Pennovation Center design.
Thomas Parsons of the School of Veterinary Medicine says, “One of the challenges we face is we don’t have an accepted single measure of animal welfare. [There are] many different competing agendas.”
Marybeth Gasman, doctoral student Andrés Castro Samayoa, Alice Ginsberg and Francisco Ramos of the Graduate School of Education write about ways to increase the number of male teachers of color.
President Amy Gutmann, chair of President Obama’s bioethics commission, discusses the panel’s recommendations on the 21-day quarantines of those exposed to Ebola.