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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 30, 2011

Penn Paleontologists Contribute to X-Ray Technique for Determining Pigmentation Patterns in Fossils

PHILADELPHIA — An international team including University of Pennsylvania paleontologists is unearthing the appearance of ancient animals by using the world’s most powerful X-rays. New research shows how trace metals in fossils can be used to determine the pigmentation patterns of creatures dead for more than a hundred million years. 

Pet Insurance Surges as Vet Costs Rise

June 28, 2011

James Serpell of the School of Veterinary Medicine discusses pet insurance.

Article Source: Chicago Tribune
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 7, 2011

Penn Offering Postdoctoral Fellowships to Promote Academic Diversity

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania is accepting applications for its Academic Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 1, 2011

Penn Research Shows That Short-Nosed Dogs Can Breathe a Little Easier During Critical Care

PHILADELPHIA — Dogs with smushed-in noses may be adorable, but that distinctive short nose can lead to respiratory distress and disease, hospital visits and sometimes the need to receive mechanical assistance just to breathe.  Fortunately, a study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine shows that these dogs do just as well as their longer-nosed kin during mechanical ventilation procedures. 

Commencement 2011

Under gray, overcast skies, nearly 6,000 graduates of the University of Pennsylvania’s 12 schools marched down Locust Walk and into Franklin Field for Monday’s 255th Commencement ceremony.

Video: Pet Grief Support Groups

May 10, 2011

Michele Pich of the School of Veterinary Medicine discusses comforting grieving pet owners.

Article Source: KYW-TV (Philadelphia)

Pet? Companion Animal? Ethicists Say Term Matters

May 5, 2011

James Serpell of the School of Veterinary Medicine comments on researchers studying the language used to describe animals.

Article Source: Associated Press

Catholicism and Evolution: Are They Contradictory?

May 9, 2011

Peter Dodson of the School of Veterinary Medicine comments on the link between science and theology.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 9, 2011

Joan Hendricks Is Reappointed Dean of the Penn School of Veterinary Medicine

PHILADELPHIA -- Joan Hendricks has been appointed to a second term as dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 6, 2011

Denzel Washington, Six Others to Receive Honorary Degrees at Penn’s 255th Commencement

 

 

WHAT:           University of Pennsylvania’s 255th Commencement ceremony