January 8, 2007 |
Some people who visit the acclaimed restaurant Deux Cheminees come for more than chef Fritz Blank's cuisine -- they come for his books. The Philadelphia mainstay that offers some of the city's finest dining also houses an impressive culinary collection that includes about 15,000 volumes: cookbooks, periodicals, menus and memorabilia.
December 2, 2005 |
The University of Pennsylvania dropped disciplinary charges against a student who posted photos on the Web of a naked couple apparently having sex in front of a dorm room window. The junior engineering major had been accused by the Ivy League school of violating its code of student conduct and policies on sexual harassment and use of electronic resources.
November 19, 2001
Polygraph tests are not admissible in court because they are too unreliable, but Pennsylvania researchers may have taken the first step toward finding a lie detector that works. They reported last week at a San Diego meeting of the Society for Neuroscience that different parts of the brain are activated when people are lying than when they are telling the truth. Using a technique called functional PET imaging, Dr.
January 23, 2001 |
In a decision likely to stoke a bragging-rights battle between top U.S. business schools, the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School bumped Harvard University from the No. 1 spot on the Financial Times' top 100 masters of business administration programs. Published in Monday's editions, the list differs from those compiled by U.S. News and World Report and Business Week magazines in that it ranks business schools worldwide.
December 12, 2000 |
Acknowledging a historic shift in economic and business power to California, the University of Pennsylvania will open a "Wharton West" MBA program in San Francisco next fall to cultivate its share of talent in the high-tech, media and entertainment industries. The Wharton School, the nation's oldest business school and one of the most prestigious, plans to offer continuing education courses next spring to students and business leaders.
March 4, 2000 |
The Food and Drug Administration accused a University of Pennsylvania researcher of violating safety regulations in a gene therapy experiment in which a patient died. In a stern warning letter, the FDA said that Dr. James M. Wilson of the University of Pennsylvania "violated regulations governing the proper conduct of clinical studies" in a series of gene therapy experiments designed to correct a liver disease.