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Penn: More Sub-Saharan Africans Living Longer but With Limited Function
May 16, 2013
The number of adults living beyond age 45 in sub-Saharan Africa is rapidly expanding, yet many of these older men and women experience physical illnesses and disabilities that limit their ability to function, according to a study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and in Malawi.
Penn to Host International Homelessness Research Conference
May 15, 2013
The University of Pennsylvania will be the site for a two-day “International Homelessness Research Conference: Advancing the Policy and Practice of Crisis Response Systems” on June 3-4. It is set for 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m. in Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce St.
Jonathan Shepherd to Speak at Penn Criminology Department Graduation Ceremony
May 7, 2013
WHO:             Jonathan Shepherd, director of the Cardiff University Violence and Society Research Group WHAT:           Ceremony for graduating students in the School of Arts and Sciences’ Criminology Department
Penn Named Partner Campus in AAAS Emerging Leaders in Science & Society Program
May 7, 2013
The American Association for the Advancement of Science has selected the University of Pennsylvania to be an Emerging Leaders in Science & Society, ELISS, founding partner campus.  Three other universities were also chosen, Stanford, University of Washington, and Purdue.
Four From Penn GSE Learn About Urban Student Teaching at Lea School
May 6, 2013
Nearly 480 students from Penn’s Graduate School of Education will walk down the aisle May 13 at Penn’s 257th Commencement to receive a master’s degree in education.
A Mystery Unravels in the Penn Museum
May 1, 2013
A select group of local young authors is looking to unlock a mystery. Following in the footsteps of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who penned Sherlock Holmes, or Agatha Christie, who wrote Murder on the Orient Express, a small group of up-and-coming mystery writers headed to the Penn Museum in April to research a historic whodunit: “The Mystery of the 26 Helmets.”
Penn Researcher Receives National Clinical Research Award for Gene Therapy
April 19, 2013
A gene therapy study focused on finding a cure for a rare congenital blinding disease has been recognized as one of the ten most outstanding clinical research projects of the year by the Clinical Research Forum (CRF). The study, led by Jean Bennett, MD, Phd, F.M.
African Student Finds Unique People, Boundless Learning Opportunities at Penn
April 17, 2013
It’s a long way from Swaziland in southern Africa to the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, both geographically and culturally, but Wharton senior Makhosonkhe “Makho” Nsibandze makes the leap seem easy.
Penn Talks Gun Violence with Capt. Mark Kelly
April 15, 2013
WHAT:          “Finding Common Ground: Moving Forward,” a gun violence prevention event, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice.  Includes a screening of “