Jeanmarie Perrone of the Perelman School of Medicine praises new opioid restrictions set by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Penn Daily News Service | Aug 22, 2014
Penn in the News
Undergraduates Collin Hill and Aaron Goldstein of the Wharton School and William Duckworth of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and School of Arts & Sciences alum Becca Goldstein are featured for developing a smartphone-app thermometer.
Sleep research from Allan Pack of the Perelman School of Medicine is described.
Joseph Simmons of the Wharton School comments on co-authoring a mock study that became the impetus for a change in monitoring peer-reviewed publications.
Kevin Gillen of the School of Arts & Sciences explains how late tax payments weaken the system.
Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School comments on the next steps in proceeding with an experimental Ebola drug.
Bruce Brod of the Perelman School of Medicine share his experience in treating patients sensitive to metals.
Noteworthy in Higher Education
Derek Sommer carries a concealed handgun almost everywhere he goes these days, including onto the campus of Idaho State University - an illegal act until recently. Under an Idaho law that took effect July 1, nearly 3,000 Idaho residents with enhanced concealed carry permits - people like Sommer - can bring their guns on campuses. Sommer no longer leaves his gun at home or in his car's locked glove compartment. Idaho became the seventh state to allow "campus carry" in a movement gaining traction across the country, despite the often strenuous opposition of other students, faculty and campus administrators.
As if there weren’t enough to consider when deciding to accept an academic job, there’s something new to add to the list: the offer’s stability. Earlier this month the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign grabbed headlines when it revoked a written job offer to Steven G. Salaita, a professor who drew accusations of incivility for his fierce Twitter commentary about Israel. You’ve probably heard about the case several times over by now, but if not, here’s a quick recap: Salaita, an associate professor of English at Virginia Tech, was offered a tenured professorship in American Indian studies at Illinois, subject to approval by the university’s Board of Trustees. He gave notice to Virginia Tech and was expected to begin work at the Urbana-Champaign campus last week.
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