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Media Contact:Kim Menard | | 215-662-6183January 12, 2012

Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Improves Motion and Mood, Reduces Medications

A new multi-center study, including neurologists and neurosurgeons from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, reveals that Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) – a treatment for Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients with medication-resistant muscle movement impairment or tremors – can improve those symptoms and reduce medications for patients implanted with the device. The study appears Online First in Lancet Neurology.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | | 215-898-4820January 12, 2012

Penn Honors Martin Luther King Jr. With Interfaith Program and Community Awards Commemoration

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania will honor Martin Luther King Jr. with an Interfaith Program and Awards Commemoration, Thursday, Jan. 19, at 6 p.m. in Bodek Lounge of Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce St.

Job Outlook Brightens From U.S. Factories to Fracking: Economy

January 11, 2012

Peter Cappelli of the Wharton School shares his thoughts on the U.S. job market.

Article Source: Bloomberg

A Sort of Happy New Year for the New Science Budget

January 10, 2012

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the newly signed budget bill and how it affects new science.

Article Source: Huffington Post

Before You Buy That Defibrillator …

January 11, 2012

Arthur Caplan and James Kirkpatrick of the Perelman School of Medicine co-author an op-ed about defibrillators.

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Report: Wash. Falls Short in Higher Education

January 9, 2012

Joni Finney of the Graduate School of Education is quoted for research about Washington state’s higher education system.

Article Source: Associated Press

Audio: Should Big-Time College Athletes Be Paid?

January 9, 2012

Ken Shropshire of the Wharton School and former Penn basketball player Stephen Danley debate about paying college athletes.

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Media Contact:Sara Stewart | | 215-898-3617January 9, 2012

"In Material: Fiber 2012" at Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery

PHILADELPHIA — “In Material: Fiber 2012” opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on Saturday, Jan. 28. 

Featuring four artists who bring innovation to the field of fiber art through their use of unexpected materials, “In Material” deconstructs the popular definition of textile art.

California-based Lucy Arai re-invigorates the practice of sashiko, a decorative stitching process, and applies it to handmade paper and mixed media.

Asian Firms Tap Western Business Schools

January 8, 2012

Harbir Singh, Martin Hackett and Sandhya Karpe of the Wharton School discuss Asian firms reaching out to Western business schools for future leaders.

Article Source: New York Times

Audio: FlackCheck: Separating Facts From Political Malarkey

January 5, 2012 and Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center are highlighted for analyzing deceptive political messages.