Swimming Algae Offer Penn Researchers Insights Into Living Fluid Dynamics

 By Madeleine Stone  @themadstone None of us would be alive if sperm cells didn’t know how to swim, or if the cilia in our lungs couldn’t prevent fluid buildup. But we know very little about the dynamics of so-called “living fluids,” those containing cells, microorganisms or other biological structures. “Living fluids are found everywhere, from […]

Penn Medicine Experts Unveil Two New Ways to Identify Joint Replacement Patients at Risk for Post-Operative Complications

Orthopedic surgeons from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have developed two new prediction tools aimed at identifying total hip and knee replacement patients who are at-risk of developing serious complications after surgery. The first tool identifies patients who have risk factors that should disqualify them from undergoing same-day (outpatient) or short-stay (overnight) […]

Penn Freshman Turns Bullying Bystanders Into Anti-bullying ‘Upstanders’

As he was preparing to graduate from high school last year, Jacob Gardenswartz, a University of Pennsylvania freshman from San Diego, started laying the groundwork to expand a local anti-bullying theater project he helped develop into a national program. Last semester, he received a text message from his mother bearing good news. She sent a […]

Stanford Probes ‘Troubling’ Increase in Cheating Allegations

Stanford University is probing a “troubling” increase in academic dishonesty among students, made easier by their use of technology, Provost John Etchemendy said in a letter to faculty. As many as 20 percent of students in a large introductory course may have cheated, Etchemendy said, adding that the school’s Office of Community Standards received an […]

Swarthmore Group Breaks From Hillel

In a dispute over its right to host an Israeli-Palestinian program, Swarthmore College’s Hillel has broken with the global Jewish-student organization and changed its name. The schism is symptomatic of increasing tensions between local chapters and Hillel, which has attempted to stop them from hosting events that involve speakers or groups deemed to be anti-Israel. […]

Video: ‘The Athletic Machine Is in Charge of the University’

Mary C. Willingham, a learning specialist who blew the whistle on academic fraud at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is promoting a book she co-wrote about the scandal. In a recent conversation with The Chronicle, Ms. Willingham talked about how the scandal highlighted what she said are larger problems in the world […]

March Madness at Local Sports Bars

March madness also means madness at local sports bars, but that’s a good thing. SEE News/ 12 News stopped by Buffalo Wild Wings Friday night, where business was rocking. Seats were packed with fans who say they come for the food, and stay for the atmosphere and big screen TVs. Managers say their staff has been […]

5,000 sample the Region’s Best Wines at 10th annual Wine on the Lake

5,000 wine-lovers from near and far packed the Bayfront Convention Center Saturday, for the 10th annual Wine on the Lake. “It’s just a great day to get out on a Saturday,” said Sue Kuligowski, of Erie. “I know it’s winter weather outside but coming in here, it’s just a really great time to get away, […]

Spa Fundraiser for Boy With Rare Disease

For the first year and a half of Jake Krahe’s life, he was just like every other kid, until July of 2008 when he went into the hospital with some unusual symptoms. Doctors diagnosed Jake with an extremely rare disease called cystinosis. Cystinosis is a disease that affects around 500 children and young adults in […]

Drive from Europe to the U.S.? Russia proposes world’s greatest superhighway

By Chuck Thompson CNN (CNN) — London to New York City by car? It could happen if the head of Russian Railways has his way. According to a March 23 report in The Siberian Times, Russian Railways president Vladimir Yakunin has proposed a plan for a massive trans-Siberian highway that would link his country’s eastern […]

Women’s Rowing Swings Into Cup Season Saturday

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Heavyweight Rowing Set for San Diego Crew Classic

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Softball Splits Close Games with Dartmouth

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