School of Arts & Sciences

Medical Groups Assail Patenting of Human Genes

February 3, 2010
Jonathan Moreno of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the medical-patent system.
Article Source: USA Today
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 3, 2010

Penn Biologists Determine MicroRNA Activity Is Suppressed in Mouse Ovum


PHILADELPHIA –- Biologists at the University of Pennsylvania studying oocytes in mice, the immature egg cells necessary for sexual reproduction, have demonstrated an unusual behavior in microRNA, or miRNA, activity that may be the first event in reprogramming the differentiated oocyte into pluripotent blastomeres of the embryo. MicroRNAs are a member of the family of small RNAs, the so-called dark matter of the biological world.

Wake Up to American Jihadism

January 29, 2010
Bruce Newsome of the School of Arts and Sciences authors an op-ed on jihadism in the United States.
Article Source: CBSNews.com
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 29, 2010

A Profusion of Prints

January 29, 2010
The Arthur Ross Gallery will exhibit the work of Miler Lagos during this year’s Philagrafika.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 28, 2010

In Penn Global Index of Think Tanks, Brookings Institution Best in the World

PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania “Global Go To Think Tank Rankings” places the Brookings Institution first among more than 6,300 think tanks evaluated worldwide. The annual report places Chatham House first in a separate category for the best think tanks in the world outside the U.S.

Drexel to Create 250 Scholarships for Low-income City Graduates

January 27, 2010
Penn is cited for its long-time Mayor’s Scholarships program.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Davie 18-year-old on Jeopardy's College Championships

January 26, 2010
Robbi Berg, a student in the School of Arts and Sciences, competes in the Jeopardy College Championships.

Colleges Here and Abroad Take Part in ''Recyclemania''

January 25, 2010
Vice President Anne Papageorge of Facilities and Real Estate Services discusses Penn’s Recyclemania program.
Article Source: KYW Radio (Philadelphia)

University of Pennsylvania Says Applications Up 17%

January 25, 2010
Penn receives a record number of applicants for the Class of 2014.