SAN DIEGO -- Prostate cancer patients who receive intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) are less apt to suffer serious gastrointestinal complications following their treatment than those who receive three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (CRT), according to new research from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. The study, which will be presented Nov.
PHILADELPHIA — “The Dogon: Work, Women and Water” opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on Nov. 5.
Featuring 15 photographs by renowned Magnum photographer Stuart Franklin, this exhibit is in cooperation with the 2010-11 Year of Water at Penn.
Last year, the Voss Foundation commissioned Franklin to photograph its efforts to provide clean drinking water to the Dogon region of Mali, a land-locked country in western Africa.
PHILADELPHIA –- Scott Stimpfel, a doctoral student in the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, will receive the 2010 Social Entrepreneurship Award from the Manhattan Institute on Nov. 4 at the Princeton Club in New York for co-founding and serving as the executive director of Resources for Educational and Employment Opportunities.
Douglas Smith and Kristin Hamann of the School of Medicine and Center for Brain Injury and Repair and Shu Yang and Kacy Cullen of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are cited for research on concussions.
PHILADELPHIA –- Physicists and neuroscientists from the University of Pennsylvania have linked the cell structure of the retina to the light and dark contrasts of the natural world, demonstrating the likelihood that the neural pathways humans use for seeing are adapted to best capture the world around us.
PHILADELPHIA –- Computational biologists at the University of Pennsylvania say that species are still accumulating on Earth but at a slower rate than in the past.
Today, Eugenie Birch and Susan Wachter, co-directors of the Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR) announced that Dr. Camille Cates Barnett, formerly Managing Director of the City of Philadelphia, will become a Penn IUR Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. With support of a William Penn Foundation grant to Penn IUR, Dr. Barnett will research best practices and innovations in urban governance, as well as pen articles on those topics and guest lecture in Penn IUR’s undergraduate urban research colloquium.
Penn Researchers Tap Into Cell Power to Create Building “Skins” That Adapt to Heat/Light of Environment
PHILADELPHIA –- Engineers, design architects and cell biologists from the University of Pennsylvania will use a National Science Foundation grant to utilize the flexibility and sensitivity of human cells as the models for next-generation building “skins” that will adapt to changes in the environment and increase building energy efficiency.
In Not Even Past: President Obama and the Burden of Race and in an audio sidebar, historian Thomas Sugrue discusses race in America and the meaning of the Obama presidency. (SAS Frontiers)