African American Children in Mennonite Families Bridge Two Worlds

December 26, 2011

Dean Richard Gelles of the School of Social Policy and Practice says, “There’s a general lack of knowledge about the civil rights movement whether you’re black, white, or green.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Top 10 Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Successes of 2011

December 27, 2011

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education co-authors a post on the top success stories of 2011 for HBCUs.

Article Source: Huffington Post
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Penn Researchers Shorten Time for Manufacturing of Personalized Ovarian Cancer Vaccine

PHILADELPHIA -- Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania are in the midst of testing a personalized, dendritic cell vaccine in patients with recurrent ovarian, primary peritoneal or fallopian tube cancer – a group of patients who typically have few treatment options.

A Father’s Dream Fulfilled

Penny Metchev has told the story many times before and on the surface it is primarily about her father. But as the Wharton and College senior prepares to enter her final semester as a Penn World Scholar, Metchev says she has come to realize that she will be the one to write the final chapter.

Benefits, and a Few Snags, in Recruiting

December 22, 2011

Mike Murphy, men’s lacrosse coach, comments on recruiting messages that highlight successful Penn graduates to attract prospective students and parents.

Article Source: New York Times

Breakthrough of the Year? AIDS Discovery Could Put Virus on the Run, Bioethicist Says

December 22, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his views on an AIDS discovery.

Article Source: MSNBC.com

Financial Aid Changes Game as Ivy Sports Teams Flourish

December 22, 2011

Athletic Director Steve Bilsky says, “We’re seeing a significant change in the caliber of the student-athlete.”

Article Source: New York Times

Wharton’s Siegel: Stocks Are Cheap, Go for Dividends

December 22, 2011

Jeremy Siegel of the Wharton School discusses stock market strategy.

Article Source: CNBC.com

B-School Deans: Big Hopes for 2012 and Beyond

December 21, 2011

Dean Thomas Robertson of the Wharton School shares his thoughts on revamping the curriculum.

Article Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Project Seeks to Publicize Life-saving Defibrillators

December 21, 2011

Raina Merchant of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for leading the MyHeartMap Challenge project.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer