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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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Penn Travel Arts Fest Showcases Study Abroad and Exchange Student Artwork

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 10:24
blurb:  Penn Abroad and Penn Summer Abroad are co-hosting The Third Annual Travel Arts Festival! March 28 through April 8 in the University of Pennsylvania’s LGBT Center at 3907 Spruce St.

Penn Abroad and Penn Summer Abroad are co-hosting The Third Annual Travel Arts Festival!

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Penn Announces 2016 Thouron Prize Winners

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 09:25
blurb:  Three University of Pennsylvania sophomores have received John Thouron Prizes to pursue summer studies at Pembroke College, Cambridge University. The award covers tuition, room and board and travel to and from the United States for the eight-week summer study program.

Three University of Pennsylvania sophomores have received John Thouron Prizes to pursue summer studies at Pembroke College, Cambridge University.

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Philadelphia Inquirer Columnist Trudy Rubin Speaks at Penn on the Relevance of The Alfred Dreyfus Affair in the Age of ISIS

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 15:53

The Penn Libraries is proud to announce the 2016 Lorraine Beitler Collection Lecture by Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Trudy Rubin.

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Penn Astronomer Helping Build Next-generation Planet Finder

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 13:44

University of Pennsylvania astronomer Cullen Blake is part of a team selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Astrophysics Division to build a $10 million, cutting-edge i

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Penn Undergraduate Is Fighting Racism

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 12:57

By Claire Daly

Andre Wallace started fighting racism and inequality in high school, working to address the achievement gap between white and minority students.

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Penn IUR Announces Recipients of 12th Annual Urban Leadership Awards

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 12:00
blurb:  The Penn Institute for Urban Research announced the recipients of its 12th annual Urban Leadership Awards, which recognize leaders who are guiding cities toward a sustainable and vibrant future.

The Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR) is proud to announce the recipients of its 12th annual Urban Leadership Awards, which recognize leaders who are guiding cities toward a sustainable and vibrant future.

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Penn Research Reveals Brain Region Crucial for Using Boundaries to Navigate

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 11:55
blurb:  Russell Epstein, Joshua Julian, Jack Ryan and Roy Hamilton of the University of Pennsylvania discovered which region of the brain helps us use boundaries to navigate.

Imagine a room or a landscape or a city street.

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Penn’s Singh Center for Nanotechnology Visited by Cuban Delegation

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 16:21
blurb:  Five Cuban dignitaries visited the Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology to meet with University leaders and explore the translation of research to the marketplace.

In an event that signals the global outreach of the University of Pennsylvania, five delegates from Cuba visited Penn’s Singh Center for Nanotechnology to meet with University leaders and explore the translation of research to the marketplace. 

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Penn Researchers Move One Step Closer to Sustainable Hydrogen Production

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 15:34
blurb:  Christopher Murray of the University of Pennsylvania, Matteo Cargnello of Stanford and others found that, by lengthening nanorods, hydrogen production can happen quicker and more sustainably.

Splitting water into its hydrogen and oxygen parts may sound like science fiction, but it’s the end goal of chemists and chemical engineers like Christopher Murray of the University of Pennsylvania and

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Penn Lightbulb Café Presents: ‘Why Leaders Fight’

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 15:06

WHO:             Michael Horowitz
                       Associate Professor

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