Winter Weather Advisories for This Afternoon into Monday

This is the home page for emergency managers, county officials, the public, etc. to do a self briefing.  For information on a particular hazard, just click on the appropriate tab below. Winter Flooding Fire Heat Thunderstorms Tropical Today’s Minimum Relative Humidity Map displays 24 hour minimum relative humidity values for Day 1. Map is updated […]

Penn Medicine Researchers Discover Possible New General Anesthetics

Penn Medicine researchers, in a continuation of their groundbreaking work to better understand how anesthesia works in the body, have found the first new class of novel anesthetics since the 1970s. Their findings, published in February issue of Anesthesiology, detail the processes through which the group uncovered these compounds. The team, led by Roderic G. Eckenhoff, MD, vice […]

Medicaid "Fee Bump" to Primary Care Doctors Associated with Better Access to Appointments, According to Penn Study

The increase in Medicaid reimbursement for primary care providers, a key provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), was associated with a 7.7 percentage points increase in new patient appointment availability without longer wait times, according to results of a new 10-state study — co-authored by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the Urban […]

Penn Study Uncovers Secrets of a Clump-Dissolving Protein

Workhorse molecules called heat-shock proteins contribute to refolding proteins that were once misfolded and clumped, causing such disorders as Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and Alzheimer’s disease. James Shorter, PhD, an associate professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has been developing ways to “reprogram” one such protein – […]

Hundreds of Thousands of College Students Will Be Asked About Sexual Assault on Campus This Spring

More than 800,000 students at 28 college campuses will be asked about sexual assault this spring, one of the largest surveys ever on the topic. The Obama administration has made the issue a priority, and the number of federal investigations into how colleges investigate reports of sexual violence has increased dramatically. Many universities have made their own attempts to change […]

Lawsuit Filed Against NCAA, University of Carolina in ‘Paper Class’ Athletics Scandal

Two former University of North Carolina athletes have filed a lawsuit against the school and the NCAA in the wake of a far-reaching athletics scandal, alleging that they were deprived of a high-class education because of substandard courses. Basketball player Rashanda McCants and football player Devon Ramsay are named as plaintiffs in the lawsuit, which […]

Virginia Lawmakers Struggle With Campus Sexual Assault Policy

Virginia lawmakers on Thursday heard two hours of sometimes emotional testimony about campus sexual assault — and then threw up their hands. On the heels of high-profile cases of rape on college campuses, lawmakers are struggling with how to punish the perpetrators without taking away victims’ rights when they are most vulnerable. Article source: http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/penn-in-the-news/virginia-lawmakers-struggle-campus-sexual-assault-policy

Men’s Basketball Holds Off Saint Joseph’s, 56-52

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Women’s Fencing Turn out 4-1 Performance at Home

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