KENNETT SQUARE — Horses weigh more than half a ton and can sleep standing up, so as surgical patients, they can’t recuperate in a cushy bed. To make matters more complicated, waking up after anesthesia wears off can be a difficult process for horses; most are awakened in padded enclosures to reduce the chance of them injuring themselves or attending veterinarians as they regain the strength to stand. But sometimes padded walls aren’t enough.
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KENNETT SQUARE — It’s a quaint image: a rural vet in a pick-up truck driving down a country lane to treat a sick cow or horse.
Winners of Penn’s MyHeartMap Challenge, led by Raina Merchant of the Perelman School of Medicine, are featured.
Dean Richard Gelles of the School of Social Policy and Practice is highlighted for discussing Chinese philanthropy and a child-welfare case in Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA -- Morris Arboretum introduces Growing Minds, new programming specifically geared to younger visitors and their families. Growing Minds will kick off in June with “Seeds to Sprouts,” a Parent & Child series of classes targeted for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. Also starting in June will be the “Mini-Morris Players,” an interactive theater program for ages 5-10 that will bring to life the history of the Morrises’ Chestnut Hill estate.
PHILADELPHIA -- The Rotunda has been added to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places by the Philadelphia Historical Commission. Collette Kinane, a graduate student in historical preservation, prepared the submission as part of PennDesign's 2011 Preservation Studio.
Built in 1911 for the First Church of Christ, Scientist, the Rotunda was designed by New York-based Carrere and Hastings as classical in style, featuring a low, tile-roofed narthex, a circular main hall, also known as the sanctuary, and oversized windows.
PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania and Bryn Mawr College are launching a new program that will allow undergraduates at Bryn Mawr to gain early admission into a master’s degree program offered by Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. The arrangement effectively allows Bryn Mawr students to obtain their bachelor’s degree in four years and then, through Penn, obtain their master’s degree with just one additional year of study.