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2 hrs ago | National Review Online

Dave Kopel: New Anti-Gun Strategies

This is a smart decision, because there is more than one way to shrink the American gun culture. The "assault weapon" prohibition campaign of the last quarter-century was the most successful effort in American history to ban large numbers of guns.


Related Topix: Bill Clinton, History in the News, Pennsylvania

6 hrs ago | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Suspect claims self-defense in stabbing near IUP

A former Indiana University of Pennsylvania student surrendered Tuesday to face charges that he stabbed a man on a street across from the IUP campus last weekend. LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM, BOB MAYO, PITTSBURGH'S ACTION 4. NOW TO THIS, ONLY ON 4, A SUSPECT WANTED IN A STABBING NEAR THE IUP CAMPUS TURNS HIMSELF IN.


Related Topix: Life, Self Defense, Indiana County, PA

8 hrs ago | O-R Online

Cal U. to eliminate 30 jobs

CALIFORNIA – California University of Pennsylvania will eliminate 30 jobs at a time when its enrollment has fallen, interim Cal U. President Geraldine M. Jones announced Tuesday.


Related Topix: California Government, California, Pennsylvania

10 hrs ago | New Jersey Herald

IUP student charged in stabbing; says self-defense

A student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been charged with stabbing another man, which the suspect's defense attorney contends was self-defense. Defense attorney Robert Muir says his client, 21-year-old William Rivera, is withdrawing from school and will live with his parents in Reston, Virginia while the charges filed Tuesday play out.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Reston, VA

14 hrs ago | ABC 27

Treasury loan props up Pennsylvania operating fund

A western Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $60,000 from a church charity that benefits Sudanese children. A western Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $60,000 from a church charity that benefits Sudanese children.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, Drugs

15 hrs ago | Forward

University of Pennsylvania Jewish Group Kills $400 Stipend

An independent Jewish organization at the University of Pennsylvania has stopped offering students a stipend to participate in its Maimonides program, after parents objected to the practice. Since 2004, Meor has offered a $400 stipend for students to participate in its Maimonides Leaders Fellowship program.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Religion, Judaism

15 hrs ago | Asbury Park Press

Penn student accused of vandalism in NJPenn student accused of...

Authorities have accused a University of Pennsylvania student of going on a vandalism spree in his hometown in New Jersey.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government

17 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Patient profiling may lead to earlier transition from active treatment to hospice care

One in six cancer patients enroll in hospice only during their last three days of life, according to a new study from a team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Their findings, published online last month in the Journal of Clinical Oncology also reveal a profile of patients who may be most at risk of these late admissions.


Related Topix: Medicine, Palliative Care, Cancer, Health, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Oncology, Medicaid

22 hrs ago | Business Journal

Playboy names Penn top party school

Playboy has spoken, and it looks like smarties and can party too, as the magazine's editors have ranked The University of Pennsylvania as this year's top party school, making it the first time the Ivy League institution topped the magazine's annual list. In its ninth edition of its party school rankings, Playboy ranks the University of Pennsylvania as No.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government

Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Former Don Bosco Prep track star charged in Teaneck vandalism

A former Don Bosco Prep track star with a promising future as a University of Pennsylvania student was charged Monday with a vandalism binge in the township last May that shattered windows in nine homes and three parked cars. Timothy Hamlett, who has completed his sophomore year at Penn, turned himself in at the Teaneck Municipal Court to face charges in connection with the vandalism that left residents wondering what was becoming of the normally quiet neighborhood in the southwest corner of the township, just a few blocks from Fairleigh Dickinson University.


Related Topix: Teaneck, NJ, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Hackensack, NJ

PhysOrg Weblog

Multiple-birth infants use more resources, spotlight on reproductive technology

Hospital costs are higher and the odds of complication and death are greater for multiple-birth infants than singleton births and some of this clinical and economic burden can be alleviated through single-embryo transfer in assisted reproductive technology . The increase in multiple births over the past three decades is a public health concern worldwide.


O-R Online

Cal U. student waives hearing in assault case

A California University of Pennsylvania student accused of assaulting a school police officer earlier this month waived her case to court after the most serious charge against her was withdrawn by the prosecution.


Related Topix: Blairsville, PA

Miami New Times

University of Miami Makes Playboy's List of Top Ten Party Schools

Donna Shalala hasn't even left yet, but already the University of Miami's party school reputation is back. Playboy magazine released their list of the top ten party schools this year, and the University of Miami comes it at number seven.


Related Topix: University of Miami, Best of 2007, Miami, FL, West Virginia University

Science, Industry and Business

Zebrafish model of a learning and memory disorder shows better treatment

Using a zebrafish model of a human genetic disease called neurofibromatosis , a team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has found that the learning and memory components of the disorder are distinct features that will likely need different treatment approaches. They published their results this month in Cell Reports .


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine

Wall Street Journal

Fears Rise of Medication Misuse by the Elderly

Prescription-drug abuse and misuse by seniors doesn't get much attention. But with the senior population steadily growing, it's getting harder to ignore.


Related Topix: Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Geriatric Medicine, Medicine, Depression

The American Prospect

People Facing Death: ISIL, Vietnam, and the Impact of Images

Her latest book, About to Die: How News Images Move the Public , surveys the history of a particularly powerful kind of image, that of people in the moments before their death. We spoke last week about the way certain images are affecting the debate about recent news events.


Sun Sep 14, 2014

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Man stabbed near IUP campus

Police said a man was stabbed twice in the arm in Indiana County, across from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus Sunday night. The attack occurred around 5:30 p.m. in the parking lot next to the Papa John's on Oakland Avenue.


Related Topix: Indiana County, PA

Questlove keeps his creative fires quaking under quiet humility

For the late-night legions who watch Questlove provide the backbeat for guests from President Obama to new recording mate, Elvis Costello, it might seem like the drummer has grabbed the Golden Ring and rest comfortably now. Surprisingly, he might have had those thoughts, too, a few years back, but now, he's riding and artistic wave that hasn't crested, and holding to his roots in music and in life.


Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, The Roots, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop

Covington Reporter

Secretary of State's office unviels new, online version of 'Simply Washington'

Secretary of State's office has unveiled a new, online version of Simply Washington, a fun and colorful 56-page booklet that highlights and explains many aspects of our great state. People can access the online version on our homepage or here: .


Medical News Today

How brain can tell magnitude of errors

University of Pennsylvania researchers have made another advance in understanding how the brain detects errors caused by unexpected sensory events. This type of error detection is what allows the brain to learn from its mistakes, which is critical for improving fine motor control.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Princeton University, Medicine