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Penn’s Melanie Mariano to Turn Public Libraries Into Hubs of Health Information

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 09:44
blurb:  During the next year, with leadership from University of Pennsylvania student Melanie Mariano, Philadelphia’s public libraries will also become hubs of health information and preventive health for the city’s residents.

This is the third in a series of features introducing the 2016 Penn President’s Engagement Prize winners.

Public libraries serve communities in myriad ways, providing places where people gather to read, learn a new language, access the internet, pick up tax forms or apply for jobs.

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Penn Science Café: ‘The Rise of Tiny Fish’

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 09:01

WHO:            Lauren Sallan
                      Assistant Professor

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A Message Regarding Mental Health Support at Penn

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 20:43

A Message Regarding Mental Health Support at Penn

From

Amy Gutmann, President

Vincent Price, Provost

 

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Raising Awareness at Penn About the Media and Environmental Issues

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 15:06

Like many people, University of Pennsylvania senior Melanie Murphy uses her smartphone to do a Google search when she’s looking for information, but, now that she knows about the environmental impact of using electronic devices, she thinks twice before doing so. 

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Penn Collaborates on Program to Offer Public Tours of Lower Schuylkill River

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 12:57

Inspired by urban river projects that have revitalized the cities of Los Angeles and New York, the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities (PPEH) is collaborating on a project with Bartram’s Garden and River Corps to increase access to the Lower Schuylkill River, helping more people connect to the storied waterway.

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Penn Design’s Cecil Balmond Awarded 2016 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 10:29

Cecil Balmond is the recipient of the 2016 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture.  He is professor of practice in architecture and the former Paul Philippe Cret Chair of Architecture in the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design.

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Penn Dental Students Raise $29K for Oral Cancer Foundation

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 11:15

April is National Oral Cancer Awareness Month and University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine students teamed with students from Temple University to bring attention to the disease and the importance of early detection through the annual Philadelphia Oral Cancer Walk and 5K on April 2.

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Penn Engineers Develop First Transistors Made Entirely of Nanocrystal ‘Inks’

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 13:10
blurb:  Transistor fabrication is a highly complex process, requiring high-temperature, high-vacuum equipment. Penn engineers have shown a new approach for making these devices: sequentially depositing their components in liquid form.

The transistor is the most fundamental building block of electronics, used to build circuits capable of amplifying electrical signals or switching them between the 0s and 1s at the heart of digital computation. Transistor fabrication is a highly complex process, however, requiring high-temperature, high-vacuum equipment. 

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Penn Senior Kriya Patel to Help Incarcerated Women Access Health Care

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 09:33
blurb:  With her 2016 President’s Engagement Prize awarded by the University of Pennsylvania, senior Kriya Patel of Brookfield, Wisc., will help women in a Philly jail access health care as part of their reentry plan.

This is the second in a series of features introducing the University of Pennsylvania’s 2016 President’s Engagement Prize winners.

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Penn Engineering Launches PERCH, a New Research Facility at the Pennovation Center

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 15:22
blurb:  At the Penn Engineering Research and Collaboration Hub, faculty, staff and students will pursue fundamental research on robotics, embedded systems, the “Internet of Things” and other emerging domains of interdisciplinary science and engineering.

The School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania has launched PERCH, the Penn Engineering Research and Collaboration Hub, a new research facility in the forthcoming Pennovation Center.

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Penn Senior Vaishak Kumar to Launch Agriculture Extension Project in India

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 10:33
blurb:  (This is the first in a series of features introducing the 2016 President’s Engagement Prize winners.) After he graduates next month, Vaishak Kumar, 22, a senior political science major, who grew up in an Indian farming community in the state of Karnataka, India will return to his homeland to launch the NESARA agriculture extension project.

(This is the first in a series of features introducing the 2016 President's Engagement Prize winners.)

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Penn Fels Policy Research Initiative Announces Interdisciplinary Grants

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 16:51

The Fels Policy Research Initiative in the School of Arts & Sciences at the Uni

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Penn Helps Build Digital Library of Ancient Thai Manuscripts

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 10:54

The University of Pennsylvania and the National Library of Laos have launched the Digital Library of Northern Thai Manuscripts bringing thousands of ancient manuscripts out of monastic temples and making them available as open source material online.

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Penn Study Describes the Molecular Cause of Common Cerebrovascular Disease

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 16:24

Cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs) are clusters of dilated, thin-walled blood vessels in the brain that can cause stroke and seizures, yet exactly how they form is somewhat of a mystery.

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Penn Medicine Neuroscientist Highlights How Scientists Can Reduce Their Carbon Footprint

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 16:20

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Naltrexone is Alternative Treatment for Opioid Addiction, Penn-led Study Finds

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 16:19

The once-a-month drug naltrexone was more effective at preventing drug relapse in ex-prisoners addicted to heroin and other opioids compared to the usual treatment modalities, including counseling and community treatment programs, according to results from a multisite, randomized trial led by researchers at the read more

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Penn Welcomes CIA Director John Brennan for Distinguished Lecture Series

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 13:56

WHO and WHAT:          

The University of Pennsylvania and its Fels Institute of Government will host a moderated conversation with the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency John O. Brennan and former Representative Marjorie Margolies.

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Penn Historian Selected for American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 09:42
blurb:  Vanessa Ogle, an assistant professor of history, has been selected for a 2016-2017 Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies.

Vanessa Ogle, an assistant professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania, has been selected for a 2016-2017 Fellowship from The American Council of Learned Societies.  

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Penn’s Al Filreis Wins a Coursera Outstanding Educator Award

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 09:38

Al Filreis, an English professor at the University of Pennsylvania, is the recipient of an inaugural Coursera Outstanding Educator Award.

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Penn Libraries Announces Online Release of Holy Land Collections

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 11:04

The Penn Libraries is excited to announce the debut of the online home for their Holy Land collections.

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