Two Penn Medicine Studies Examine Diabetes Severity in Parkinson’s, Sex Differences in Parkinson’s Disease Caregiving

A pair of studies from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania demonstrate a correlation between diabetes severity and parkinsonism, or parkinsonian tremors; and examine the caregiving differences between men and women with PD. The findings will be presented this week at the American Academy of Neurology’s 67th Annual Meeting in Washington, […]

University of Pennsylvania Team Receive Prestigious National Clinical Research Award for HIV Breakthrough

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Penn Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) are among the 2015 recipients of the prestigious Clinical Research Achievement Award for their personalized gene therapy work in HIV. The team included Carl H. June, MD, the Richard W. Vague Professor in Immunotherapy in the department of Pathology and […]

A ‘Lone Hurdler’ Becomes a Part of a Family Affair at the Penn Relays

Sally Willig vividly recalls the intensity of her first experience competing at the Penn Relays, back in 1980. “I was a freshman in college and they put me in the last position on our 4×400-meter relay team, not because I was the fastest runner but because I was the slowest,” Willig says. “It was the […]

Iowa Legislator Wants to Give Students the Chance to Fire Underwhelming Faculty

A bill circulating in the Iowa State Senate offers a novel (and cutthroat) way to hold professors accountable: putting their fates into students’ hands, Survivor-style. Every year the professor most disliked by students would be voted off the campus. The bill, introduced by Sen. Mark Chelgren, a Republican, would require the state’s public universities to […]

Low-Income Students at Elite Colleges Speak of Facing Pressures and Alienation

Jasmine Miller, who grew up in Tennessee and graduated from Harvard in 2013, has some illustrative anecdotes to explain how low-income students at elite colleges get subtle and not-so-subtle reminders that they aren’t like their classmates. An Ivy League economics professor, for example, might try to elicit a discussion by asking, “How many of you […]

The Making of a Higher-ed Agitator

For Michael M. Crow, president of Arizona State University, this is hallowed ground. It is the site of Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s low-slung winter home in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains. The residence’s slanted redwood beams and walls of native stone appear to be natural extensions of the desert landscape. Mr. Crow, a […]

Softball Splits Day One with Columbia

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Men’s Lacrosse Falls to No. 8 Virginia, 12-6

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