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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 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 | | 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

Wharton and NFL Launch Program for Teen Athletes

February 17, 2012

Kenneth Shropshire of the Wharton School comments on the Sports Business Initiative collaboration with the NFL’s Player Engagement Program.

Article Source: Businessweek
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Media Contact:Holly Auer | | 215-349-5659February 17, 2012

Study Provides Road Map for Improved Care of Epilepsy Emergencies by Paramedics

Injecting epilepsy patients with medication via an autoinjector -- similar to the EpiPens used to treat serious allergic reactions -- works more quickly to stop seizures than delivery of a drug via IV on board ambulances, according to a national study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.

MLK Event Highlight of Black History Month at UPenn

February 15, 2012

President Amy Gutmann and Robert Carter of Penn’s African-American Resource Center comment on Penn’s annual MLK Commemorative Symposium on Social Change.

Article Source: Philadelphia Tribune

In a Calculating, Chaotic World, Statisticians Are Almost Cool

February 16, 2012

Olivia Mitchell of the Wharton School comments on more women becoming statisticians.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer