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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.

Penn's Corcoran Selected to Play in NFHCA Senior Game

October 29, 2014 |

University of Pennsylvania field hockey player Emily Corcoran was one of 38 seniors across the country selected to play in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I Senior Game, to take place on Saturday Nov. 22 at the University of Maryland.

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.

Want to Change the World? Penn Has a Prize for That.

October 22, 2014

The big banner on the ARCH on Locust Walk and the emails from President Gutmann to the senior class have gotten the message out: The search for entries in the inaugural President’s Engagement Prize competition is underway.

Penn in the News

Audio: Why Homeownership Isn’t Catching Up With the Rest of the Economy

Susan Wachter of the Wharton School discusses low home ownership rates.

October 30, 2014 | “On Point with Tom Ashbrook,” National Public Radio
Obamacare Faces New Threat as Supreme Court Weighs Appeal

Theodore Ruger of the Law School comments on the Supreme Court weighing an appeal of the Affordable Care Act.

October 30, 2014 | Bloomberg News
State Initiatives Widen Reach of ACT, SAT Tests

Laura Perna of the Graduate School of Education talks about statewide ACT and SAT testing and says, “We need to think carefully about what is the right test and if we need more than one.”

October 29, 2014 | Education Week
Wish to Do More in Ebola Fight Meets Reality in Liberia

Patricia Henwood of the Perelman School of Medicine is mentioned for volunteering to help treat Ebola.

October 27, 2014 | New York Times
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”