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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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Penn Study Shows Acupuncture Provides Significant Quality of Life Improvements for Breast Cancer Patients

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 09:51
blurb:  A study led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, published online this week in the journal Cancer, reveals acupuncture helps cut fatigue, anxiety and depression in patients using aromatase inhibitors.

Use of electroacupuncture (EA) – a form of acupuncture where a small electric current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles – produces significant improvements in fatigue, anxiety and depression in as little as eight weeks for early stage breast cancer patients experiencing joint pain related to the use of aromatase inhibitors (AIs) to treat breast cancer.

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Penn Researchers Find Naltrexone May Diminish ICDs in Parkinson's Disease Patients

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 09:39
blurb:  A team of investigators from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Parkinson's Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center conducted a pilot study and found that the opioid antagonist naltrexone may be an effective treatment for diminishing ICD symptoms in PD patients. The results were published in the journal Neurology.

Up to 20 percent of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients and their families may confront a common but largely unrecognized challenge: the occurrence of impulse control disorders (ICDs) such as compulsive gambling, sexual behavior, eating, or spending. Yet the presence of PD in these patients can severely limit or complicate treatment options.

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Penn Physicist’s NIH Award to Advance Rapid, Graphene-based Gene Sequencing

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 14:29
blurb:  Marija Drndić, a professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy in the University of Pennsylvania's School of Arts & Sciences has been awarded a two-year, $880,000 grant for a project aimed at reducing the cost and time of genome sequencing. The grant was made by the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

Marija Drndić, a professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy in the University of Pennsylvania's School of Arts & Sciences has been awarded a two-year, $880,000 grant for a project aimed at reducing the cost and time of genome sequencing.

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Penn Undergrad Startup Aims to Make Finding Grants Easier

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 14:05
blurb:  A startup by University of Pennsylvania undergraduates Grace Truong, John Lu and Nick Liu Grant Fellow LLC., Grant Fellow’s website is an online aggregator, search engine and task manager that will streamline and simplify the grant-writing process for universities and nonprofits alike.

By Madeleine Stone  @themadstone

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Penn Physicists Receive Kaufman Foundation Award to Study ‘Living Optical Devices’

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 13:51
blurb:  A pair of University of Pennsylvania physicists will receive one of the nine grants being awarded this year by the Charles E. Kaufman Foundation, part of The Pittsburgh Foundation, which supports cutting-edge scientific research in chemistry, biology and physics at institutions across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

A pair of University of Pennsylvania physicists will receive one of the nine grants being awarded this year by the Charles E.

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Penn Astronomers Will Use Newly Funded Telescope in Hunt for Dark Energy

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 13:40
blurb:  After more than a decade of development and planning, the National Science Foundation has approved federal construction of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, of which the University of Pennsylvania is a member, will manage the $473 million construction project.

After more than a decade of development and planning, the National Science Foundation has approved federal construction of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, of which the University of Pennsylvania is a member, will manage the $473 million construction project.  

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Penn Student Gains Foreign Diplomacy Experience as State Department e-Intern

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 16:26

Erica Ma, spent her junior year at the University of Pennsylvania working in a federal government internship that didn’t require her to live in Washington, D.C., or be based in any specific part of the world. That’s because she worked remotely as an e-intern in the State Department’s Virtual Student Foreign Service program.

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