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    • Sep 15 12:49PM
    • Penn Hosts 2015 Silfen Forum in China Celebrating Global Engagement
    • On Thursday, Sept. 10, Penn President Amy Gutmann hosted the David and Lyn Silfen University Forum in Beijing, convening a panel of renowned figures in conversation on the roles of China and the United States in the world.

      Gutmann led panelists General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), United States secretary of state from 2001 to 2005; Ambassador Li Zhaoxing, foreign minister of the People’s Republic of China from 2003 to 2007; Zhang Xin, CEO and co-founder of SOHO China Ltd.; and Howard Marks, co-chairman of Oaktree Capital Management LLC and a Wharton alum, in a dynamic, wide-ranging discussion on globalization, innovation, and engagement between the U.S. and China. The Forum is named for David Silfen, a 1966 Penn alumnus, and his wife, Lyn, and brings together world-renowned figures in conversation with Gutmann to reflect on issues of the day.

      Welcoming the audience of more than 500 alumni, students, ... Read More

    • Sep 14 1:34PM
    • Penn Vet Team Identifies a Form of Congenital Night Blindness in Dogs
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      Working in collaboration with Japanese scientists, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have for the first time found a form of CSNB in dogs. Their discovery and subsequent hunt for the genetic mutation responsible may one day allow for the development of gene therapy to correct the dysfunction in people as well as dogs.

      People with congenital stationary night blindness, or CSNB, have normal vision during the day but find it difficult or impossible to distinguish objects in low light. This rare condition is present from ... Read More