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Penn Sophomore Seeks to Improve Pneumonia Vaccines

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:10
blurb:  University Scholar sophomore Ivan Ye from Iowa City, Iowa, has spent the summer conducting research focused on identifying a vaccine for pneumonia in the lab of Hao Shen, associate professor of microbiology at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine.

By Christina Cook

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Penn Engineering Postdoc Duygu Kuzum Is One of ‘Innovators Under 35’

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 17:22
blurb:  The process of information flow in the brain is fundamentally different from that in a silicon chip, but Duygu Kuzum aims to bridge that gap through transparent, graphene-based electrodes.

By Madeleine Stone  @themadstone

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Mertz Named Director of Student Sexual Violence Prevention, Education at Penn

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:47

Jessica A. Mertz has been named Director of Student Sexual Violence Prevention and Education at the University of Pennsylvania. Valarie Swain-Cade McCoullum, Vice Provost for University Life, made the announcement.

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Penn Study Finds Dopamine Replacement Therapy Associated with Increase in Impulse Control Disorders Among Early Parkinson's Disease Patients

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:17

New Penn Medicine research shows that neuropsychiatric symptoms such as depression, anxiety and fatigue are more common in newly diagnosed Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients compared to the general population.

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Penn Doctoral Candidate Minh Nguyen Sets His Sights on Curing Diseases

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 15:54
blurb:  Doctoral candidate in chemistry Minh Nguyen’s desire to help cure disease led him to Penn. He is currently researching a compound that may help in the treatment of cancer.

Minh Nguyen says he dropped out of medical school after just one year when he realized that there was a better way to save lives.

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Penn Student May Have Found His Calling While Pursuing Religious Studies

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 14:48

What started out as a summer volunteer project and a journey to Thailand to learn about Buddhism may lead to a career choice for University of Pennsylvania student James An.

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Student Campaign at Penn Spotlights Cultural Resource Centers on Campus

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:49

Through a student-led video and poster campaign, University of Pennsylvania students are getting the word out about six cultural resource centers available to help classmates achieve success inside and outside the classroom. 

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Penn IUR Publishes New Report on Universities as Anchor Institutions

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 14:10
blurb:  Penn IUR has released The Power of Eds & Meds: Urban Universities Investing in Neighborhood Revitalization and Innovation Districts. a new report that examines the power of universities as anchor institutions.

Penn IUR has just released a new report that examines the power of universities as anchor institutions. The Power of Eds & Meds: Urban Universities Investing in Neighborhood Revitalization and Innovation Districts explores the motivations and strategies behind six universities investing in revitalization and innovation beyond their c

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Penn Engineers Help Record an Electron’s Quantum Behavior

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:54
blurb:  Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago, University of California, Santa Barbara, and University of Konstanz, Germany, have developed a technique to record the quantum mechanical behavior of an individual electron contained within a nanoscale defect in diamond. Their technique uses ultrafast pulses of laser light both to control the defect’s entire quantum state and observe how that single electron state changes over time.

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago, University of California, Santa Barbara and University of Konstanz, Germany, have developed a technique to record the quantum mechanical behavior of an individual electron contained within a nanoscale defect in diamond.

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Penn IUR Publishes Two New Reports on Rapid Urbanization

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:11
blurb:  Penn IUR has recently published two reports about rapid urbanization. Both reports--Feeding Cities: Food Security in a Rapidly Urbanizing World, and Place Matters-- grew out of Penn IUR conferences supported by the Rockefeller Foundation.

Penn IUR has recently published two reports about rapid urbanization.

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Drug-Induced Endoscopy Is Safe for Those With Sleep Apnea, Penn Study Finds

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 08:39
blurb:  Researchers from Penn Medicine have developed a safe and effective technique for inducing sleep in patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea.

Researchers from Penn Medicine have developed a safe and effective technique for inducing sleep in patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea.

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Penn Senior Researches the Silence of Socrates in Plato’s Symposium

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 13:46
blurb:  University Scholar Donald Antenen, a senior and a classical studies major, spent the summer researching Plato's Symposium.

By Christina Cook

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Penn Professor’s Open Calculus Course Engages Students Locally and Globally

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 14:48
blurb:  For many bright students, the Advanced Placement Calculus BC exam is one of the most daunting hurdles of high school. But Philadelphia high school students who took University of Pennsylvania Professor Robert Ghrist’s online calculus course last year have a different perspective.

By Madeleine Stone @themadstone

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PennCap Increases Access, Guides Freshmen Through Undergraduate Years at Penn

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 15:49
blurb:  Since mid-July, 100 incoming freshmen at Penn have been getting an academic jumpstart through the College Achievement Program, or PennCap, and its Pre-Freshman Program, which helps the students make a smooth transition to college life.

Since mid-July, a group of 100 students, part of the incoming undergraduate class of 2018 at the University of Pennsylvania, have been getting an academic jumpstart.

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Penn Hosts Program for Inner City Businesses

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:45
blurb:  The Wharton School and the Inner City Capital Connections program hosted approximately 100 leaders of growing urban businesses for a one-day seminar focused on expansion and raising capital.

On July 31, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania hosted the Inner City Capital Connections program, designed to strengthen the capabilities of CEOs of growing inner city businesses in the mid-Atlantic region to raise capital.&

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Penn Undergrad’s Research on Chinese Art Takes Her on a Cross-cultural Journey

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 17:25
blurb:  Senior Kimberly Schreiber of West Hartford, Conn., spent the summer exploring Chinese art and “what it means to become an individual in the most populous nation on earth.”

By Christina Cook 

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Penn Physiologist Given NIH Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award for Research on Neurodegeneration

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 17:05

Erika Holzbaur, PhD, a professor of Physiology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has received the Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award from the National Institutes of Health.

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Penn Researchers Receive $7.3 Million Grant Renewal from NCI to Study Esophageal Cancer

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 16:56

Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania will receive $7.3 million over the next five years from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to find new ways to treat esophageal cancer.

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A Tale of One Family in Penn’s Kings Court English College House

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 16:50
blurb:  Living alongside the more than 300 undergraduates in Kings Court English College House are a handful of families who embrace the residents as if they were their own relatives. Among these is Campbell Grey, an Australian native and an associate professor of classical studies in the School of Arts & Sciences, and his family.

One of a series of articles about families living in the University of Pennsylvania’s College House system.

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Senior Michael Steele Helps Integrate Sustainability Into the Classroom at Penn

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 10:02

Michael Steele stayed on the University of Pennsylvania campus this summer pursuing research as one of four students selected to participate in the Penn Green Campu

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