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The Two Sides of Playing Sports in College

Most of us have played a sport at some point in our lives. Some of us do it recreationally, say having a kick-about in the park. Others do it competitively. Throughout the entire educational path, learning institutions provide numerous platforms for students to engage physically. It makes sports an incredibly widespread interest among learners. It follows then that a student might be inclined to pursue a sport in college. They might be simply looking to try out something new in their new environment. After all, the college promises to be full of opportunities and experiences. Hence, it makes for a sensible... Read more →


Penn Vet: Poultry in a pandemic, Getting the facts on keeping backyard flocks

By Curt Harler; Hannah Kleckner Hall Published: Aug 12, 2020 Penn Vet's Sherrill Davison reminds poultry owners to collect eggs often. Eggs that sit for too long in the nest may have an increased risk of infection. With the COVID-19 pandemic wearing on, many Americans are turning to raising poultry to fill their extra time at home. While raising backyard birds is a great idea – whether for food, for educational purposes, or as a hobby – the influx of new flocks has put humans, as well as the birds they care for, at risk of Salmonella sickness. As of July... Read more →


Joe Murphy, Star Gloucester Catholic HS/College Athlete, Legendary SJ Football Coach, Proud Boilermaker

UPDATED Gloucestercitynews.net files William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 5, 2020)--Former Gloucester City resident and Gloucester Catholic Athletic Director Joseph R. Murphy passed away on August 2, 2020, at the age of 83. Murphy was an outstanding athlete at Gloucester Catholic starring in football, basketball, and baseball. After graduating in 1954 he went to play football at Lenoir-Rhyne University in North Carolina and graduated in 1959. RELATED 1953/Gloucester City: Rams vs. Lions City Football Series According to the University, Mr. Murphy was a three-sport standout for the Bears. His biggest accomplishments were in football that he made... Read more →


Marcus Debaise Discusses Effective Marketing Tips for Small Businesses for Navigating COVID-19

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 3, 2020)The COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be a challenge not only on a national level but on a global one as well. Due to the fact that most entrepreneurs and business managers have never experienced a crisis like this before, coming up with a solution or ways to overcome this situation is quite a challenge. According to https://money.usnews.com, it is important to identify a profitable and popular idea before determining a perfect strategy for your business. Here are some expert marketing tips to help small businesses grow and even thrive despite the distressing COVID-19. Demonstrate Empathy in Your Message,... Read more →


CNB Hunting & Fishing Pennsylvania: Hunting Licenses on Sale June 22

CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF PENNSYLVANIA'S STATE GAME LAND SYSTEM On June 15, 2020, Pennsylvania’s State Game Lands System turned 100 years old! To celebrate, Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Habitat Management Bureau Director Pete Sussenbach joined us on Call of the Outdoors and shared a lot of details about our game lands system, which totals more than 1.5 MILLION acres of land today, [which is more than the entire state of Delaware]! Listen to Call of the Outdoors here or on any of the following Podcast locations. IHeart Radio, Apple Podcasts, Google Play Store, Spotify and Stitcher. NEW 2020/21 HUNTING LICENSES GO... Read more →


7 Reasons to Choose a DBA Over a Ph.D. in Business Management

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(May 21, 2020)--There has always been a certain kudos around studying for a Ph.D. The ability to earn the title of “Doctor” is an appealing one for many. However, you need to consider whether this is the right choice for you and your career aspirations or whether it is merely a way to boost your ego and appear more qualified. Traditionally a Ph.D. is studied by those who wish to excel in an academic career. For example, becoming a lecturer or working in a research institute. However, a DBA is an ideal choice for those who see themselves as the business... Read more →


A REVOLUNTIONARY ONLINE RESOURCE FOR AMATEUR ATHLETES

REALIZING THE DREAM, THE FUTURE OF D1® LOS ANGELES -- In the competitive world of amateur athletics where a Division One college scholarship is the first step to stardom, The Future of D1® offers a winning game plan for navigating the often intimidating and overwhelming recruitment process. The nation’s preeminent online sports resource dedicated to informing and empowering amateur athletes in their quest to play Division One sports, The Future of D1 recognizes that no two pathways to a college scholarship are alike. The Future of D1 is the brainchild of Askia Taylor, a powerhouse single mother, entrepreneur, and sole advocate... Read more →


Nittany Lions Add Sam Sessoms from Philly

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State men's basketball coach Patrick Chambers announced the addition of 6-0, 190-lb guard Sam Sessoms to the Nittany Lion roster. Sessoms, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is transferring after two seasons at Binghamton and has signed his grant-in-aid to enroll at Penn State. He will have two years of eligibility remaining. "Sam is a proven scorer on the college level as well as an elite playmaker," said Penn State men's basketball coach Patrick Chambers. "He is a tough Philly guard and his experiences over the last two years will be invaluable to our program." The 2019-20 America East... Read more →


Penn State's Brockington Reads “The Hungry Caterpillar” Thursday Night

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (April 16, 2020)--– Penn State men's basketball sophomore guard Izaiah Brockington will read his favorite children's book, "The Hungry Caterpillar" as bedtime story for Nittany Lion little ones on Facebook Live Thursday, April 16 at 7 p.m. ET on Facebook Live on the team's Facebook page. "The Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle was published in 1969 and has been one of the world's most beloved books for more than 50 years. Brockington, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is one of the top returning scorers for the Nittany Lions and is known for his high-flying dunks. He led Penn State with... Read more →


Essay writing - Rules you don't have to forget about

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(March 31, 2020)--Every student must master the art of writing an essay. But there are several rules you have to understand. Find out what they are here. Learn the basic rules of essay writing, and you'll be making a positive impact on your grade from just writing. Writing an essay is one of the best ways you can express your opinions, improve your grade, and show your knowledge on a certain topic. It's also the perfect way educators and teachers use to understand the writing levels or prowess of students. In this post, I have gathered seven rules and tips that... Read more →


Will Schiano thrive in second Rutgers spell?

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(March 26, 2020)--Greg Schiano has returned to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights after an absence of nine years. Schiano left the team after the 2011 season when he was appointed as head coach of the NFL franchise Tampa Bay Buccaneers after a successful tenure in New Jersey. However, his time in the NFL was brought to an end after only two seasons. The Buccaneers fired Schiano at the conclusion of the 2013 campaign as a result of their 4-12 record. Schiano also built a tough-nosed reputation, which rubbed several of his players the wrong way causing reported disharmony in the locker room... Read more →


Education Web Tools Every Teacher Should Know About

Gloucestercitynews.net (March 16, 2020)--Educational services across the world have got interested in the use of various web tools for their strict performance due to their simplicity as well as teamwork globally. The digital environment ensures content, mutual benefit and also proper security amongst the members. Some of the tools include blogs, wikis, podcasts and social networking. Teachers who are the curriculum implementers ought to clearly define and use the tools to their more significant advantage as well as assist the learner meaningfully. Various education web tools are necessary for any teacher to conceptualize for effectiveness. Consequently, fundamental mainly due to the... Read more →


Looking to Get into the Film Industry? Here’s How

Gloucestercitynews.net (March 5, 2020)--The film industry is an exciting and varied career path, which can be notoriously difficult to get into. With a lot of competition out there, you must understand what you need to do to put your best foot forward. Due to the sheer size of the film industry, however, the good news is that you’ll be spoiled for choice in the number of areas and departments you can potentially go into. Here is your guide to get you started if you are considering a career in the film industry. Research Your Options Perhaps you know that you want... Read more →


Penn Vet Studying Disease-Causing Parasites

A roadblock for disease-causing parasites Activating the immune system of mosquitoes prevents the parasite that causes canine heartworm from developing, according to new research from Penn Vet. The same approach also thwarted the parasite responsible for lymphatic filariasis, a disease that affects humans. (Image: Povelones laboratory) The threadlike parasite Dirofilaria immitis causes the debilitating canine heartworm disease. A related parasite, Brugia malayi, infects humans and is one of the parasites responsible for lymphatic filariasis, a neglected disease that affects 120 million and can give rise to elephantiasis, characterized by disfiguring and painful swollen limbs. Both conditions, caused by filarial parasites, are... Read more →


Drexel Men's Soccer Team Honored

PHILADELPHIA (February 14, 2020)-- – Members of the Drexel men's soccer team received recognition at the annual Philadelphia Soccer Six awards banquet earlier this week. click image to enlarge Chris Donovan was honored for being the Soccer Six's leading goal scorer and point getter with seven goals and two assists. Donovon was named to the Soccer Six All-Star Team and was also Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 23 after he recorded a goal and an assist in the 2-0 win George Mason and an assist in the 2-1 win over William and Mary. Yassine Elkahloun was named... Read more →


Each Pittsburgh Resident Has Liabilities Equaling $15,600 Per Person

The Center Square Each Philadelphia Resident Has Liabilities equaling $25,500 in liabilities, per taxpayer, according to the same report. Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files Among the 75 most populous cities in the U.S., Pittsburgh ranks 64th for the state of its finances, having $15,600 in liabilities per taxpayer, according to a Truth in Accounting (TIA) analysis of municipal data released last month. Coming in at number 72 is the City of Philadelphia having The nonprofit group, which promotes financial transparency in government, gave Pittsburgh a grade of "D" for its fiscal policies. The numbers are based on 2018 comprehensive financial reports. Altogether, the... Read more →


Penn State Coach Highest-Paid Pa Public Employee; Kentucky Coach Receives $9.2M

The Center Square HARRISBURG, PA --James Franklin, head football coach at Pennsylvania State University, earned $4.8 million in 2018, making Franklin the highest-paid public employee in Pennsylvania last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates. Penn State head coach James Franklin photo Barry Reeger On the ranking of the highest-paid public employees in each state, Franklin’s salary came in 12th, according to the analysis. Data from USA Today’s 2018 NCAA salary reports, as well as OpenTheBooks.com, were used by the website to create the ranking of top public employee salaries. Some of the employees in the ranking have left... Read more →


Scrutiny Of Philadelphia’s Voting Machines Intensifies

Gloucestercitynews.net (Dec. 18, 2019)--Voting used to be a straightforward process. Voters would pick up a ballot paper, walk into a booth, place an 'X' next to the name of the candidate they wanted to vote for, and human beings would count up all the votes to determine the winners and losers. The system was open to failure or error, as any system involving human hands always is, but it was a process that worked for centuries. Technology is gradually creeping into all of our lives and all of our systems and processes, though, and so the way in which we vote... Read more →


MAC Championship to be Played at Ford Field

By Raymond Rolak | CNBNews Sports The 2019 Marathon Mid-American Conference Football Championship will feature Miami versus Central Michigan on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Noon ET. The contest will mark the 23rd annual championship game for the MAC and will mark the 16th neutral site game at Ford Field in downtown Detroit. The 2019 Marathon MAC Football Championship Game will showcase the East Division Champion Miami RedHawks against the West Division Champion Central Michigan Chippewas. Central Michigan (8-4, 6-2 MAC) clinched the MAC West Division title with a 49-7 win over Toledo on Nov. 29. Central Michigan will be making its... Read more →


Former Temple Basketball Star Shizz Alston Jr. Signs with 76ers

PHILADELPHIA - Former Temple University men's basketball standout Shizz Alston, Jr. signed a contract with the Philadelphia 76ers Saturday, but is expected to be waived and play with the franchise's G League team, the Delaware Blue Coats, this season. Alston had played most recently with the Indiana Pacers in the 2019 NBA Summer League. The 6-4 guard had a record-setting senior campaign for the Owls, earning First Team All-American Athletic Conference and All-Big 5 honors while leading the Owls to a 23-10 record and a trip to the NCAA Tournament during the 2018-19 campaign. He led the American Athletic Conference and... Read more →


Jagiellonian University Team Verifies New Comet Entering Our Solar System

By Raymond Rolak | CNBNews Contributor (Gloucestercitynews.net)(October 15, 2019)--A newly discovered comet has excited the astronomical community this week because it appears to have originated from outside the solar system. Comet-'Oumuamua-Illustration For decades, astronomers have speculated that the space between stars may be populated by solar minor bodies -- comets and asteroids. These are thought to have been ejected from their home planetary systems. Studies have also suggested that these bodies may occasionally pass through our Milky Way Solar System and be identified thanks to their strongly open orbits. The discovery of 'Oumuamua two years ago brought the long-awaited confirmation, sparking... Read more →


How to Find Time for Relations in College

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(October 4, 2019)--Dating while in college can seem daunting. Time is a major factor in relationships and college students seem to be having less of it with each passing day. Aside from the lack of time in college, there are also many questions that people have. For example, one can question the number of partners to have. One can also question the issue of heartbreaks or the uncertainty of long-distance relationships. All these questions help to reinforce the idea that dating in college is difficult. However, we are here to let you know that you can find time for relationships in... Read more →


Pennsylvania's college grads stuck with second-highest debt load

By Dave Fidlin | The Center Square Pennsylvanians pursuing a higher education shoulder the second-highest amount of student-related debt in the nation, according to a recently released study. Gloucester City News blog files The Institute for College Access and Success, a student-focused public policy organization, recently took the wraps off its annual look at student debt across the U.S. at public and nonprofit colleges. In the report, researchers with the institute concluded Pennsylvania students graduating with a bachelor’s degree at the close of the 2017-18 school year amassed, on average, $37,061 in debt. Only Connecticut outpaced Pennsylvania with average debt in... Read more →


What to Do About The Spotted Lanternfly

IMAGE: PENN STATE UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — This is the time of year when thousands of students, families and football fans are coming to University Park, and Penn State officials want to make sure those visitors are not transporting the spotted lanternfly, an invasive insect that is threatening the northeastern U.S., especially southeastern Pennsylvania. The planthopper, native to Asia, has the potential to harm Pennsylvania's economy by damaging crops, landscapes and natural ecosystems, including the grape, tree-fruit, hardwood and nursery industries. Vigilance is especially important as the pest’s egg-laying season is quickly approaching, noted Heather Leach, Penn State’s spotted lanternfly extension... Read more →


How to Produce a Perfect Essay?

Gloucestercitynews.net (Sept. 25, 2019)--A lot of people detest essay writing because, honestly, it can be a quite difficult task for anyone. Generally, writing a good essay requires that you adequately follow the process involved no matter the subject you may be writing on. The writing process can actually take up a lot of your time – which is very precious – to gather materials, read and brainstorm ideas that eventually you’re going to use in your work. If it were possible, many people would totally avoid the task altogether to focus on other things which they find easier and more interesting.... Read more →


ROAD TO ATLANTA

CNBNewsnet (September 22, 2019)--The first game of the season is officially set to tip off on Tuesday November 5th, but the unofficial opening to the 2019-20 NCAA basketball season comes when teams hit their home court for Midnight Madness. A tradition started in 1971 by the Maryland Terrapins, the first official practice of the season brings a celebration of players, fans and players together in preparation for the road to Atlanta and the 2020 Final Four. Although many brackets will be busted come March Madness and predicting how well teams will fare throughout the season is tough to do with over... Read more →


HOW COLLEGE STUDENTS COMBINE EDUCATION AND SPORT

Gloucestercitynews.net (September 13, 2019)--Sports and academic learning are known to complement each other, and most people have forgotten the importance of a student undergoing both of them. Academic learning requires a list of academic skills, and the same applies to sports. However, not all students can effectively combine their academic skills with sports. They end up flopping on one end and succeed in the other. If the student is unlucky, he might flop on both sides. For instance, according to Pearson higher learning, a student who wants to learn how to write an essay needs features such as an essay corrector,... Read more →


PET NEWS: Is treatment forever?

By Katherine Unger Baillie | Kbaillie@Upenn.edu Published: Sep 11, 2019 Gloucestercitynews.net--PHILADELPHIA PA--Nearly two decades ago, a gene therapy restored vision to Lancelot, a Briard dog who was born with a blinding disease. This ushered in a period of hope and progress for the field of gene therapy aimed at curing blindness, which culminated in the 2017 approval of a gene therapy that improved vision in people with Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), a rare, inherited form of blindness closely related to the condition seen in Lancelot. It represents the first FDA-approved gene therapy for an inherited genetic disease. The gene therapy, which... Read more →


Aesthetics of Skin Cancer Therapy may vary by Treatment Type

Credit: Getty Images/Casarsa Guru While there are several effective options for treating non-melanoma skin cancers, some may result in better cosmetic appearance after treatment, according to researchers. Gloucestercitynews.net--Newswise — HERSHEY, Pa. — While there are several effective options for treating non-melanoma skin cancers, some may result in better cosmetic appearance after treatment, according to researchers. In a meta-analysis of 58 studies, a study led by Penn State College of Medicine compared four types of skin cancer treatments and found that while all four had similar recurrence rates a year after treatment, a form of radiation called brachytherapy and a type of... Read more →


Public Forum in Philadelphia on Climate Change Adaptation, Resilience, Social Equity

StateImpact Pennsylvania Presentation Emma Lee / WHYY Philadelphia students cut class to participate in a rally at Thomas Paine Plaza on May 3, 2019 to protest inaction on climate change issues. PHILADELPHIA PA--The effects of climate change pose risks to Pennsylvanians that include frequent extreme weather events and threats to human health through air pollution, diminished water quality, and heat stress. Those effects could be felt more deeply by vulnerable communities. At 6 p.m Sept. 12 at The Energy Forum at the Kleinman Center in Philadelphia, StateImpact Pennsylvania will present a distinguished panel to discuss the intersection of environmental justice, social... Read more →


USEFUL TIPS FOR COLLEGE DISSERTATION

Gloucestercitynews.net(August 27, 2019)Writing is a challenging task. To write a good College dissertation paper you will be required to take into account certain tasks that will help you write successfully. This article aims to assist you with practical ideas that will assist you to write your paper and accomplish it with success. If you are new to writing college dissertation, don’t you worry, there is not much difference from the tips for essay writing you were taught. Dissertation is a kind of advanced essay. As you write your dissertation make sure that you follow these practical ideas. Read each of the... Read more →


4 Tips for Protecting Your Small Business from Fraud

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 22, 2019)--Corporate security surveys indicate that more than half of all businesses have been victims of fraud at some point or another. Furthermore, almost a quarter of those businesses have suffered monetary losses of more than $1,000,000. Statistics like these highlight the very real need for business owners to focus intently on fraud prevention in their everyday affairs. Unfortunately, the vast majority of small businesses simply aren't aware of the risks they're facing. Luckily, you can greatly reduce your chances of falling victim to fraud by taking the following preventative measures: 1. Use an Online Fraud Monitoring Service Keeping track... Read more →


Rowan University Art Gallery presents "Mending a Reflection"

Rowan University Art Gallery is pleased to present Mending a Reflection, a solo exhibition of Julie Heffernan’s self-portraits, curated by Mary Salvante, Director of Rowan University Art Gallery. The exhibit will be on view September 3 to October 26, 2019, with an opening reception and artist talk on September 12, from 5 – 7:30 pm. Artist talk begins at 5 pm with a reception immediately following. Mending a Reflection addresses the connection between culture, mass media and personal identity through the eyes of one central female figure. Through self-portraiture, Heffernan investigates what she calls the “shared collective unconscious,” exploring the historical... Read more →


Rutgers Joins Big Ten Study to Reduce Concussions

The groundbreaking study involving the nation’s most elite athletic and academic universities Newswise — Data on every consenting Rutgers athlete who experiences a concussion is helping to inform a large-scale, nationwide study aimed at making sports safer for student-athletes. Rutgers is part of the Big Ten-Ivy League Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Research Collaboration, comprised of the nation’s most elite athletic and academic universities, and is participating in its Big Ten-Ivy League Epidemiology of Concussions study. Rutgers School of Health Professions researcher Carrie Esopenko, assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences and an expert on head trauma, enrolled the... Read more →


Tips For Becoming A Lawyer

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 27, 2019)--Becoming a lawyer isn’t for everyone, but if you feel particularly passionate about this career, or you have always been curious about it, then this article is for you. It’s important to understand that the daily life of a lawyer is not the same as the one you see in movies or television series. These shows are dramatized for people to watch and enjoy them. Everyday processes are much slower, but so long as you enjoy what you are doing, that is the number one most important consideration to keep in mind. Here are some tips on how to... Read more →


How You can Quickly Recover After a Serious Injury

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 27, 2019)--Safety is something that is always talked about in different scenarios. However, you can’t always control everything around you, and accidents can happen at any time. In fact, they tend to happen when you least expect them to! You should know what to do in the case that you are ever in an accident and how to deal with the after effects. This includes caring for yourself, dealing with any legal implication, and moving forward in every way. On that note, below, you’ll find out how you can quickly recover after a serious injury. Put Your Health First When... Read more →


New Items Added to Johnny Gaudreau Scholarship Golf Tournament Online Auction!

NEW ITEMS ADDED: Online Auction Now Open for Johnny Gaudreau Scholarship Golf Tournament! The online auction for the Fourth Annual Johnny Gaudreau Scholarship Golf Tournament is now posted! New items have been recently added! Visit the link below and register to bid on many exciting items: Click here to view Online Auction! Items up for bid include: * Many getaway vacation packages, including a California Wine Experience, a Wrigley Field Getaway, and a Kentucky Derby Package and more! * Rental of a private villa in the National Park of Cilento, Italy for 12; * Numerous autographed memorabilia by pro sports stars;... Read more →


Could E-Scooters Revolutionize Transport in Philadelphia?

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 19, 2019)--In a growing number of US cities, including Washington DC, Baltimore, and Los Angeles, electric scooters or e-scooters are becoming an increasingly common sight. These small and energy-efficient vehicles are perfect for personal transportation through cities and other urban environments. They are the perfect personal vehicle for these environmentally conscious times. Royalty Free Photo Philadelphia is one of the last of the big US cities to allow e-scooter rentals and this has represented a notable absence on the list of cities that support these vehicles. However, that might be about to change very soon, now that the City Council... Read more →


Healthcare for Athletes: Six Ways To Recover From An Injury

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 19, 2019)--Whether you’re a professional athlete, or simply someone who takes sport and physical fitness very seriously, suffering an injury can be debilitating and devastating. Not only can it leave you unable to train or compete, but you could also find yourself limited with regards to your daily activities and movements; loss of work, less social interaction and general immobility can all be incredibly stressful. If this has happened to you, or someone you know, it’s important to remember that it’s a temporary situation. Read on for our top tips on how to recover from a sports injury. Work On... Read more →


Top Seven Educational Platforms to Help You Manage More

by Jeff Blaylock (gloucestercitynews.net)(May 23, 2019)--Online learning is the bread and butter of the educational sector. It is the next iteration of our ever-evolving learning institutions. More and more educational facilities now offer courses over the internet tens of thousands of students have access to without leaving the comfort of their homes. These days, if you’re looking to learn a new skill, there are dozens of online learning platforms where you can sign up for free and learn from the greatest minds on the planet. You even get to earn qualifications, including degrees, from these platforms. image source https://hispanic-today.com/ Let’s take... Read more →


Penn Vet & Wharton School Launching New Veterinary Entrepreneurship Program

By Martin Hackett Executive education program allows veterinarians to build entrepreneurial skills to have impact on public health, environmental sustainability, human and animal well-being. Andrew Hoffman, Gilbert S. Kahn Dean of Veterinary Medicine, will serve as academic director for the new Leading Veterinary Entrepreneurship program. “I wanted to develop an executive program with the Wharton School that would give veterinarians the tools to drive improvements in public health, environmental sustainability, and more importantly, human and animal well-being." [PHILADELPHIA, May 14, 2019] – Entrepreneurship, innovation and new business ventures – championed by schools of business and engineering across the country for the... Read more →


The Advantages of Learning A New Language At A Young Age

Learning a new language as a child at a young age is definitely advantageous. There are various reasons for this, including the fact that it is simply easier for children to accomplish. Additionally, a second language allows for increased potential to open up doors for them in adulthood. To find out what specific benefits your kids could stand to reap by becoming bilingual during their formative years, make sure to read on. It’s easier to absorb information at a young age In general terms, the younger a person is, the easier it is for them to learn a new language. This... Read more →


Making headway against a killer virus

gloucestercitynews.net | March 11, 2019 In an experiment by the School of Veterinary Medicine’s Ronald Harty and Bruce Freedman, virus-like particles of Ebola (in green and yellow), which mimic the process by which the authentic Ebola virus spreads, exit a cell along filaments of actin (in red), a structural protein. Harty and Freedman are designing compounds to block this process, increasing the likelihood an infected individual could recover. (Photo: Gordon Ruthel) PHILADELPHIA, PA--Ebola just isn’t going away. Following the major 2014 outbreak in West Africa, the deadly infection came back with a vengeance last year in the Democratic Republic of Congo,... Read more →


Going out of the box to learn to treat exotic creatures

Staff veterinarian Peter DiGeronimo oversees students Stefan Gallini, a third-year, and Lauren Palena, a first-year, as they perform a check up on Blaze, a Mini Lop rabbit. DiGeronimo, himself a Penn Vet alum, supports students with a penchant for treating exotic species in finding opportunities to bolster their classroom and clinical training. PHILADELPHIA, PA--Rebecca Revay, a fourth-year veterinary student at Penn, never had a dog growing up. Instead, her home’s animal census included “red-eared sliders, fire-bellied toads, some parrots, guinea pigs, hamsters, a lot of fish tanks, and a couple snakes,” she says. Perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise, then,... Read more →


Self Defense for College Students-2019 Guide To Campus Protection

(CNBNewsnet)(December 14, 2018)--Many college students and institutions are aware of the importance of personal safety and self-defense, but not everyone knows the best ways to defend yourself. From keeping yourself prepared when out alone to knowing how to defend yourself and what to use, these rules will help in any campus. Don’t just arm yourself with a knife or stun gun, learn how to use them and how to avoid getting into a situation where they are needed. If you or a loved one are heading off to college, keep in mind these simple rules. 1.Keep off your phone The first... Read more →