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Men's 4xMile Earns Penn Relay's Championship of America Victory

A race for the ages: the Quakers captured their first Penn Relays title in 42 years with a Championship of America victory in the 4xMile in front 44,469 fans at Franklin Field on a beautiful Saturday.

Ivy Champs! Women's Lacrosse Wins 9th Ivy Title in 10 Years!

April 30, 2016 |

For the ninth time in 10 years, the University of Pennsylvania is the Ivy League women’s lacrosse champion after the No. 14 Quakers defeated No. 18 Cornell, 10-6.

Penn Team Restores Memory Formation Following Sleep Deprivation in Mice

April 26, 2016

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania observed that sleep deprivation is tied to an impairment of protein production in the hippocampus, a brain region thought to be central to memory. By experimentally increasing the expression of a gene involved in regulating protein synthesis in mice, they were able to prevent these deficits.

Inaugural President’s Innovation Prize Winners Announced at Penn

April 20, 2016

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann today announced the selection of four undergraduates as the inaugural President’s Innovation Prize recipients.

Penn in the News

Sallie Mae Now Offers Education Loans to Parents

Research about college affordability led by the Institute for Research on Higher Education in the Graduate School of Education is cited.

April 29, 2016 | New York Times
Hallmark’s New Mother’s Day Cards Focus on ‘New Normal’

Barbara Kahn of the Wharton School says, “Cards that don’t make sense for someone’s life won’t be bought in today’s world, so looking for an underserved segment is a terrific growth opportunity.”

April 29, 2016 | USA Today
The Dreamer Who Dared to Dream

Undergraduate Alfredo Muniz is featured as one of the 2016 President’s Innovation Prize winners.

April 28, 2016 | Al Día
This Is Why Apple iPhone Sales Are Tanking in China

John Zhang of the Wharton School comments on plummeting Apple iPhone sales in China.

April 28, 2016 | MarketWatch
Just Out of the Gate: A CT Scanner Fit for a Horse

Dean Richardson, Barbara Dallap Schaer and Thomas Schaer of the School of Veterinary Medicine are quoted about a new robotic system for taking CT scans of animals while standing.

April 28, 2016 |
Fading Affordability

Joni Finney of the Graduate School of Education comments about co-authoring a study on college affordability for Americans.

April 28, 2016 | Inside Higher Ed
Locating Language Within the Brain

Anjan Chatterjee of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “In cognitive neuroscience in general, we’re in a transition period between hypothesis- or theory-driven investigations and data-driven investigations.”

April 27, 2016 |
Statins Might Not Lower Colon Cancer Risk: Study

Ronac Mamtani of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about leading a study that suggests cholesterol levels, not statins, influence colorectal cancer risk.

April 26, 2016 | U.S. News & World Report