- Nov 21 2:59PM
- Competition Leads Five Penn Students to Successful Social Entrepreneurship
blurb:A year ago, what started as a “crazy idea” among five University of Pennsylvania students in the off-campus apartment of senior Josh Tycko has turned into a budding social entrepreneurial business that is changing lives – theirs and those of thousands of children in India.
A year ago, what started as a “crazy idea” among five University of Pennsylvania students in the off-campus apartment of senior Josh Tycko has turned into a budding social entrepreneurial business that is changing lives – theirs and those of ... Read More
- Nov 11 9:48AM
- Collaborative Penn-Dresden Study Blocks Multiple Sclerosis Relapses in Mice
blurb:In a new study, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and co-investigators have identified a key protein that is able to reduce the severity of a disease equivalent to multiple sclerosis in mice.
In multiple sclerosis, the immune system goes rogue, improperly attacking the body’s own central nervous system. Mobility problems and cognitive impairments may arise as the nerve cells become damaged.
- Nov 11 2:10PM
- Senior Cait Breslin Complements Penn Education With Study Abroad
For University of Pennsylvania senior Cait Breslin, studying abroad in Buenos Aires and in Calcutta has been an important part of her college experience. And she says it is good preparation toward her long-term goal of becoming a physician.
“Both the lively, rich culture of Latin America and the uniqueness offered by India have always appealed to me,” says Breslin.
A biological basis of behavior major and Hispanic studies major in the School of Arts & Sciences, Breslin spent half of the summer in the Penn in Buenos Aires program through a Gilman International Scholarship.
In Buenos Aires, Breslin took one course in Argentine literature and cinema and a second course about Argentine politics and history. The classes at the University of Buenos Aires are “Spanish only,” which allowed her to improve her language skills during the six-week program.
“Each of my Penn professors in the Hispanic studies department ... Read More