PHILADELPHIA — Even in trace quantities, the radioactive gas radon is very dangerous; it is second only to cigarette smoking as a cause of lung cancer deaths in the United States.
PHILADELPHIA -- University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann announced today that Stephen J. MacCarthy, vice president for external relations at the University of Arizona, will become the University of Pennsylvania’s vice president for university communications. He will assume his new position on Aug. 29, 2011.
As vice president, MacCarthy will have overall responsibility for communicating Penn’s goals and achievements to internal and external audiences in Philadelphia, across the country, and around the world.
Ankur Kumar of the Wharton School discusses how the school recruited more female applicants than its competitors.
The Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine receives $10 million to research and provide therapy for orphan diseases.
WHAT: The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative, a program of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania, will host the 13th annual "Rooted in Community" national food and justice conference this week in Philadelphia.
The Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania announces the launching of a first-of-its-kind interdisciplinary center focused on discovering novel treatments for orphan diseases. The Center will bring together, without institutional walls, all necessary approaches to attacking and treating orphan diseases: establishing dedicated research support facilities, translating findings into therapies, fostering targeted grant awards, and educating physicians and researchers.
Penn is cited for participating in the Philadelphia Home•Buy•Now initiative.
Raymond Perelman is featured for his gift to the School of Medicine.
PHILADELPHIA –- In a new set of collegiate rankings, the first by Newsweek-Kaplan, the University of Pennsylvania was named most diverse and gay-friendliest.
Penn was ranked among the top 25 schools nationally on five other Newsweek-Kaplan lists.