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Powerful Machine-Learning Technique Uncovers Unknown Features of Important Bacterial Pathogen, According to Penn Study

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 14:54

A powerful new machine-learning technique can be applied to large datasets in the biological sciences to uncover previously unknown features of organisms and their genes, according to a team led by researchers from the read more

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Penn-Engineered Neural Networks Show Hope for Axonal Repair in the Brain, with Minimal Disruption to Brain Tissue

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 14:53

Lab-grown neural networks have the ability to replace lost axonal tracks in the brains of patients with severe head injuries, strokes or neurodegenerative diseases and can be safely delivered with minimal disruption to brain tissue, according to new research from Penn Medicine’s department of Neurosurgical Research.

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Penn Study Suggests New Recommendations to Reduce Radiation Risk from Digital Screening Mammography

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 14:51

Radiation-induced breast cancer risk from digital mammography is low for the majority of women, but risk is higher in women with large breasts, who received 2.3 times more radiation and required more views per examination to image as much of the breast as possible compared to those with small or average-sized breasts.read more

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Finding the Needle in a Microbial Haystack: Penn Researchers Test New Pathogen Detection Technology

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 14:49

Patients who are undergoing treatment for diseases such as cancer often face the added challenge of a compromised immune system, which can be a toll both of their condition and the drugs used to treat it, leaving them vulnerable to various opportunistic infections.

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Health Warning Labels May Deter Parents from Purchasing Sugar-Sweetened Beverages for Kids, Penn Study Shows

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 14:45

Health warning labels similar to those found on tobacco products may have a powerful effect on whether parents purchase sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) for their children, according to a new study led by the read more

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The Penn Institute for Urban Research Announces New Photo Contest

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 11:15
blurb:  Enter this new photo contest today, a collaboration between Penn IUR and the Center for Public Health Initiatives.

The Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR), in collaboration with the Center for Public Health Initiatives, recently announced a photo contest on the theme of public health and the urban environmental landscape. The contest asks participants to submit images

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Penn Junior Sophie Beren Has People Singing and Talking

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 17:20
blurb:  In the midst of earning two degrees, Beren sings the praises of communication, community involvement and social change.

Sophie Beren, a junior communications major at the University of Pennsylvania, is a natural connector. 

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Penn Nursing’s Community Champions Engage to Improve Health

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 13:30
blurb:  An initiative, begun by Nursing’s Terri Lipman and run by seniors Chantal Low and Sophie Mintz, both of New York City, engages Philadelphians to improve their health.

From outside the Sayre Recreation Center at 58th and Walnut streets, the only indication of something happening on a chilly December Tuesday is a dozen or so parked cars. Otherwise, the massive fenced-in lot is quiet.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda to Speak at Penn’s 260th Commencement

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 12:48

Lin-Manuel Miranda, a 2015 MacArthur Foundation Award recipient and the Tony- and Grammy-award winning composer and lyricist of the Broadway show “In the Heights” and of “Hamilton,” a groundbreaking musical rooted in hip-hop and intertwined with R & B, jazz, and pop, will

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Black Lives Matter Co-founders Headline MLK Lecture in Social Justice at Penn

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 15:27
blurb:  Social activists Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi will discuss their work in the Black Lives Matter organization and how social media catapulted #BlackLivesMatter into a global movement at the 15th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture in Social Justice on Jan. 21 at 5;30 p.m. in the Zellerbach Theater of the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut St. The event is free and open to the public.

WHO:             Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi are two of the three co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Penn Honors MLK Through Annual ‘Day of Service’

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 15:11
blurb:  The University of Pennsylvania will host its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Activities coordinated by Penn’s African-American Resource Center include a volunteer breakfast, community-service projects, community workshops and a candlelight vigil.

WHAT:   The University of Pennsylvania will host its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Activities coordinated by Penn’s African-American Resource Center include a volunteer breakfast, community-service projects, community workshops and a candlelight vigil.

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Penn Honors Martin Luther King Jr. With Annual Symposium Events

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 12:53
blurb:  During the 21st Annual MLK Commemorative Symposium on Social Change, Penn hosts nearly 30 events which are all free and open to the public.

The University of Pennsylvania will remember Martin Luther King Jr. with its 21st annual MLK Commemorative Symposium on Social Change, a series of nearly 30 community events, Jan. 18-Feb. 4.

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Two Students, Two Alumni From Penn Join Inaugural Class of Schwarzman Scholars

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 17:17

Two students from the University of Pennsylvania and two Penn alumni are among 111 recipients of the inaugural Schwarzman Scholarships. The award funds one year of graduate studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing for each recipient. More than 3,000 people applied for the highly competitive program. 

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Two Students, Two Alumni From Penn Join Inaugural Class of Schwarzman Scholars

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 17:17

Two students from the University of Pennsylvania and two Penn alumni are among 111 recipients of the inaugural Schwarzman Scholarships. The award funds one year of graduate studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing for each recipient. More than 3,000 people applied for the highly competitive program. 

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Amazon to Open New Pickup Location at University of Pennsylvania

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 15:45

The Division of Business Services at the University of Pennsylvania has announced that beginning in spring 2016, a new service called Amazon@Penn  will open on Penn’s campus, providing a convenient staffed package pickup point for members of the Penn Community to receive and return Amazon orders.

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Amazon to Open New Pickup Location at University of Pennsylvania

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 15:45

The Division of Business Services at the University of Pennsylvania has announced that beginning in spring 2016, a new service called Amazon@Penn  will open on Penn’s campus, providing a convenient staffed package pickup point for members of the Penn Community to receive and return Amazon orders.

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Penn Science Café Presents ‘Friendship and Your Brain’

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 15:26

WHO: Michael Platt
Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor
James S. Riepe University Professor of Neuroscience
Perelman School of Medicine

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Penn Science Café Presents ‘Friendship and Your Brain’

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 15:26

WHO: Michael Platt
Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor
James S. Riepe University Professor of Neuroscience
Perelman School of Medicine

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Penn Computer Scientists Join NSF ‘DeepSpec’ Expedition to Eliminate Software Bugs

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 16:15
blurb:  One of the National Science Foundation’s flagship research initiatives, DeepSpec aims to develop a better, more comprehensive way of approaching software design that will help eliminate bugs and vulnerabilities before they endanger users or become targets for hackers.

The transformative power of computer software is everywhere, from the smartphone apps that connect the world to the laptop programs that simplify daily tasks at work and home to the software hidden inside physical objects like automobiles and pacemakers that is crucial for their safe operation.

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Penn Computer Scientists Join NSF ‘DeepSpec’ Expedition to Eliminate Software Bugs

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 16:15
blurb:  One of the National Science Foundation’s flagship research initiatives, DeepSpec aims to develop a better, more comprehensive way of approaching software design that will help eliminate bugs and vulnerabilities before they endanger users or become targets for hackers.

The transformative power of computer software is everywhere, from the smartphone apps that connect the world to the laptop programs that simplify daily tasks at work and home to the software hidden inside physical objects like automobiles and pacemakers that is crucial for their safe operation.

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