News, Ideas and Conversations from the University of Pennsylvania
Jan. 20, 2011
Dear Penn Faculty and Staff,
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Reviving the dead: Lance Becker and the Center for Resuscitation Science Research at the Center for Resuscitation Science is dedicated to saving the lives of those who suffer a cardiac arrest, investigating everything from basic biochemical mechanisms to more effective ways of performing CPR. Experts at the Center operate in a "border zone" between life and death, says Center Director Lance Becker.
On Tuesday, Jan. 25, investigative journalist and author Rose George returns to Penn as guest speaker at the University's annual Global Forum. George is the author of "The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters," the Provost's selection for the 2010-2011 Penn Reading Project.
PennFit programs offered by PennRec provide University faculty, students and staff with a PennCard educational and motivational activities designed to help individuals achieve their personal health, fitness and wellness goals. One of the programs, PennFit Results, is free.
Penn is one of the strongest economic engines in the city and state, generating thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in spending and tax revenues, spurring innovative entrepreneurship and improving the welfare of the community. The University plays a significant role in keeping the economic pulse of the region sound.
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