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2014-09-18 16:27:48

--The first of its kind, Center to offer children and families in South Philadelphia integrated healthcare, literacy and recreation services in one location-- PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and City officials hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking today to announce the Community Health and Literacy Center, a CHOP-City partnership that will provide healthcare, literacy and recreational services in one location for children and...

2014-09-15 08:25:34

-- University of Pennsylvania Takes #1 Spot for the First Time in the List's History -- LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Playboy magazine today announced the release of its highly-anticipated Top Party Schools rankings. This year's list includes 10 schools, with the University of Pennsylvania taking top honors. The much-talked-about rankings are featured in the magazine's October 2014 college issue (on newsstands and iPlayboy.com Friday, September 19). This is the ninth time...

2014-09-12 12:25:00

334,000 Square Foot Life Science Facility is Home to Penn Medicine University City, Good Shepherd Penn Partners, Spark Therapeutics and Corner Bakery PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wexford Science + Technology, a BioMed Realty (NYSE: BMR) company, and the University City Science Center today hosted the grand opening of the new 3737 Science Center life science building on the Science Center campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Developed...

2014-09-11 16:28:10

New Facility Expands Penn Medicine's Footprint in University City, Paves Way for Year of Milestone Expansions for Penn Presbyterian Medical Center PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The dedication of Penn Medicine University City on September 12 will mark the grand opening of Penn Medicine's newest outpatient facility, which showcases a new model for patient experience and engagement. The facility was developed with a $38 million investment from Penn Medicine,...

2014-09-11 16:28:04

New Facility Poised to Accelerate the Research and Development of Personalized Cellular Cancer Therapies PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Pennsylvania today reached an important milestone in its alliance with Novartis as it unveiled plans for the construction of a first-of-its-kind Center for Advanced Cellular Therapeutics (CACT) on the Penn Medicine campus in Philadelphia. The CACT will become the epicenter for research using Chimeric Antigen...

2014-09-03 23:13:42

Fast growing media agency selected in competitive review for prestigious account Blue Bell, PA (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 MayoSeitz Media has been selected as the media Agency of Record (AOR) for Wharton Executive Education effective immediately. MayoSeitz Media will be responsible for the media strategy, placement and oversight in support of the Wharton Executive Education program. “After a thorough process and evaluation of top media agencies, we chose MayoSeitz Media because of the...

2014-08-27 12:31:05

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), architect of the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative, announced today that researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have been awarded $260,810 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund early concept brain research. Fattah is a top appropriator on the subcommittee responsible for funding NSF. The project, "Microetching of the Human Brain," will attempt to create the most comprehensive...

2014-08-26 12:28:08

-- The $2 million Gift provides significant support to build a new paradigm in outpatient care for children -- PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today announced a $2 million gift from Leonard B. Kahn, a retired farmer and cattleman and longtime resident of Randolph Township, New Jersey. The gift will support the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care, a new state-of-the-art outpatient facility currently under...

2014-08-13 23:02:38

The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) is set to expire at the end of 2014 and is currently under debate in Congress Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce release of the report, “TRIA after 2014” by the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center. The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) is set to expire at the end of 2014 and is currently under debate in Congress. The full Senate passed S. 2244...

2014-08-07 23:01:11

Up to five reporters who cover aspects of public policy will receive Penn-Wharton Public Policy Initiative Scholarship to attend Oct 12-15 Philadelphia program with nearly all expenses paid. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 What: The Wharton School is pleased to announce the Penn Wharton Public Policy Scholarship which will allow up to five business journalists whose reporting highlights public policy issues either domestically or internationally to attend the Wharton Seminars...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'