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Like Pompeii, Ancient China Forest Buried by Volcano

February 23, 2012

Hermann Pfefferkorn of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on being among those to help discover a 300-million-year-old fossil forest in China.

Article Source: ABC News
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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369February 23, 2012

Sleepless in the South: Penn Medicine Study Discovers State and Regional Prevalence of Sleep Issues

Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have put sleeplessness on the map — literally. The research team, analyzing nationwide data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has produced the first state-by-state sleep maps for the United States, revealing that residents of Southern states suffer from the most sleep disturbances and daytime fatigue, while residents on the West Coast report the least amount of problems.

Maryland’s Higher Education Gains at Risk

February 20, 2012

Laura Perna and Joni Finney of the Graduate School of Education share their research-based views on higher education in Maryland.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun
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Media Contact:Debbie Yunker | dyunker@pennhillel.org | 215-898-7391
Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151 February 21, 2012

Former United Nations Peacekeeping Commander to Speak at Penn

WHO:            Romeo Dallaire, former commander of the United Nations peacekeeping force for Rwanda

WHAT:          “When Humanity Fails: Lessons from the U.N. General Who Tried to Stop the Rwandan Genocide”

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-459-0544February 20, 2012

Penn: New Combo of Chemo and Well-Known Malaria Drug Delivers Double Punch to Tumors

Blocking autophagy -- the process of "self-eating" within cells -- is turning out to be a viable way to enhance the effectiveness of a wide variety of cancer treatments.

Want to Study Business in the United States? Some Suggestions on How to Get Started

February 16, 2012

Celia Cameron of the Wharton School shares examples of business course and programs that the Wharton School offers to undergraduates.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422February 17, 2012

Penn Announces 2012-13 Financial-Aid Budget, Tuition

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania today reaffirmed its commitment to an all-grant, no-loan financial-aid program as its Board of Trustees authorized a $181 million financial-aid budget for 2012-13 while increasing total undergraduate charges by 3.9 percent, the second lowest in 44 years.  

Audio: College Cuts: Pennsylvania’s Higher Ed on the Chopping Block

February 16, 2012

Joni Finney of the Graduate School of Education discusses higher-education funding in Pennsylvania.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Video: Surgical Robot Is the Latest Tool for Sleep Apnea

February 17, 2012

In discussing sleep-apnea surgery, Erica Thaler of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “It’s basically opened up a whole new area of surgery that wasn’t doable before.”

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)

Report Says Md. Must Do More to Help Poor, Minority Students Complete College

February 17, 2012

Laura Perna and Joni Finney of the Graduate School of Education are cited for their report about the state of higher education in Maryland.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun