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PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania will make a major investment in neuroscience, the interdisciplinary study of brain/behavior relationships and nervous-system diseases, with a $50 million contribution from Penn’s Health System to endow five new Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) professorships.
Penn College of General Studies Changes Name to College of Liberal and Professional Studies, Offers New Programs
PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania’s College of General Studies has changed its name to the College of Liberal and Professional Studies. It is also redefining and expanding its mission and vision in response to changing global and national trends in higher education.
Penn Study: Americans Show Little Tolerance for Mental Illness Despite Growing Belief in Genetic Cause
PHILADELPHIA –- A new study by University of Pennsylvania sociology professor Jason Schnittker shows that, while more Americans believe that mental illness has genetic causes, the nation is no more tolerant of the mentally ill than it was 10 years ago.
The study published online in the journal Social Science and Medicine uses a 2006 replication of the 1996 General Social Survey Mental Health Module to explore trends in public beliefs about mental illness in America, focusing in particular on public support for genetic arguments.