COMMENTARY: Forget oil. Canada’s economic future is on the Seaway

If you read the news these days, you might think the only sector driving the Canadian economy is oil and gas. It’s an undeniable fact that the oilsands are an important source of jobs, innovation and revenue in Canada’s resource-driven economy — especially when oil prices are high. However, our myopic focus on this particular economic indicator […]

Air Quality Awareness Week April 27

During the warmer months, people tend to increase their exposure to air pollution because more people are outside more often- working in the yard, swimming, doing sports and summer camps, and camping. More A Look Back: Ozone 2013   Article source:

Messenger RNA-associated Protein Drives Multiple Paths in T-cell Development, Penn Study Finds

RNA is both the bridge between DNA and the production of proteins that carry out the functions of life and what guides which and how much protein gets made. As messenger RNA (mRNA) is transcribed from DNA to carry genetic information out of the nucleus, segments that don’t code for actual proteins need to be […]

Penn’s Quiz Bowl Club Answers Life’s Toughest Questions, Takes Home Championship

Trivia is not trivial for one club at the University of Pennsylvania.  Similar to the television game show “Jeopardy!,” Quiz Bowl is a game about knowing facts. But, it’s much more serious and academic. Maybe that’s why the club’s official title under Penn’s Student Activities Council is the “Academic Demolition Team.”  Quiz Bowl is an […]

Penn Prof David Brownlee Inducted Into Society of Architectural Historians

David Brownlee has been named a Fellow of the Society of Architectural Historians. Brownlee was inducted into the SAH at its 68th Annual International Conference Awards Ceremony in Chicago on April 16. He is the the Frances Shapiro-Weitzenhoffer Professor of 19th Century European Art and chair of the Graduate Group in the History of Art […]

Rebirth of the Research University

In California, some of us spend a good deal of time feeling nostalgia for days past (specifically, 1960) when the California Master Plan for Higher Education was codified, approved, and financed. In the world of higher education, this visionary plan was the greatest organizational idea for public higher education in the 20th century. It connected […]

Swastikas, Hate and Confusion

A student disciplinary process at George Washington University might not seem like hot news in India, but this weekend it was receiving attention in The Times of India, The Hindustan Times and elsewhere. The case is being interpreted by some law professors as a move by the university to effectively ban the swastika from the […]

Charges Expected Soon In Death of Baby Found With Heroin In Her System

WICU WSEE have learned that charges could come down soon, in the case of the death of a baby, with heroin in her system. It’s been nearly 3 months since 14-month old baby Tieairee Marie Henderson Rodriguez died. Back on February 9th,  she was rushed to UPMC Hamot, where she was pronounced dead. Results from […]