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Penn Partners Break Ground on FMC Tower at Cira Centre South

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 09:40
blurb:  On May 14, President Amy Gutmann joined city and state officials and project partners from Brandywine Trust and FMC Corp. at the groundbreaking for the new FMC Tower at Cira Centre South, a new gateway to Penn's campus.

On May 14, 2014, with fireworks, a 50-foot banner and a dramatic unveiling in which partner logos were unearthed at the project site at 30th and Walnut Streets, more than 200 dignitaries and guests gathered to mark the groundbreaking of FMC Tower at Cira Centre® South – the final phase in the collaborative redevelopment of U.S.

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Michael X. Delli Carpini’s Term Extended as Dean of Penn’s Annenberg School for Communication

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 12:25

Michael X. Delli Carpini, professor of communication and Walter H. Annenberg Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, has agreed to an extension of his term as dean until June 30, 2018. 

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PEARLS Fellow at Penn Gives Back to Other Veterans

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 17:16
blurb:  Pete Freudenberger was once an Army soldier. Now, thanks to the School of Social Policy & Practice's PEARLS Fellowship program, he's giving back as a social worker with the specialized skills that it takes to work with military members and their families.

Twenty years ago, Pete Freudenberger took an oath when he enlisted in the United States Army.

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Social Work Student at Penn Helps in West Philadelphia and Overseas

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 11:44
blurb:  Kristen Smith, a social work student in Penn's School of Social Policy & Practice, regularly volunteers in the local community. But this summer, she's taking a trip halfway around the world -- and volunteering there, too.

Some University of Pennsylvania students are determined to change the world, while others set their sights closer to home by focusing on improving their local communities. Kristen Smith, a social work student at the School of Social Policy & Practice, wants to do it all.

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Penn GSE Researcher Helps MTV Launch Anti-Bias Campaign

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 10:30
blurb:  MTV has launched Look Different, a new anti-bias campaign, with the help of Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher, the associate director of the International Educational Development Program at Penn's Graduate School of Education.

One researcher at the University of Pennsylvania wants her MTV -- and has contributed to the development of the network’s new anti-bias campaign, Look Different.

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As Both Student and Teacher, Penn’s Trey Smith Impacts Philadelphia Education

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 10:00
blurb:  From Beauregard, Ala., to Washington, D.C., John “Trey” Smith III is invested in the success of America’s education system.

By Marjorie Ferrone

From Beauregard, Ala., to Washington, D.C., John “Trey” Smith III is invested in the success of America’s education system.

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For Five Penn Students, Service-Learning Course Leads to a Lesson in Effecting Institutional Change

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 17:15
blurb:  Five students in Mary Summers and Jane Kauer's Academically Based Community Service Politics of Food course are behind Penn's new food recovery program set to launch next fall.

When political science majors Alyssa Dickinson, Conor Nickel and Yamini Nabar graduate from the University of Pennsylvania on May 19, they will be leaving behind a legacy on campus.

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Two Penn Professors Receive Humboldt Awards

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 14:53

Two University of Pennsylvania professors have been awarded Humboldt Research Awards to fund year-long collaborations with colleagues in Germany.

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Six Penn Students Receive 2014 State Department Critical Language Scholarships

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 16:30
blurb:  Six University of Pennsylvania students have been awarded United States Department of State Critical Language Scholarships for study this summer.

Six University of Pennsylvania students have been awarded United States Department of State Critical Language Scholarships for study this summer.

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Penn Ph.D. Student Jeannie Kenmotsu Awarded Rare Book School Mellon Fellowship

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 16:12

Jeannie Kenmotsu, a doctoral candidate in the History of Art Department at the University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded a Rare Book School Mellon Fellowship in Critical Bibliography. She is among 20 early-career academics receiving fellowships to attend RBS at the University of Virginia.

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Penn Experts Say "Insourcing" Innovation May be the Best Approach to Transforming Health Care

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 14:42

A group of health care and policy experts from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is urging health care institutions to look more to their own in-house personnel, including physicians and nurses, as a source of new ideas for improving how care is delivered.

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Penn Yeast Study Identifies Novel Longevity Pathway

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 14:40

Ancient philosophers looked to alchemy for clues to life everlasting. Today, researchers look to their yeast. These single-celled microbes have long served as model systems for the puzzle that is the aging process, and in this week’s issue of Cell Metabolism, they fill in yet another piece.

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Plant Hormone Has Dual Role in Triggering Flower Formation, Penn Study Finds

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 13:16
blurb:  A new paper by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania published in the journal Science has revealed that a plant hormone once believed to promote flower formation in annual plants also plays a role in inhibiting flowers from forming. The dual role of this hormone, gibberellin, could be exploited to produce higher-yielding crop plants.

Flowers aren’t just pretty to look at, they are how plants reproduce. In agricultural plants, the timing and regulation of flower formation has economic significance, affecting a crop’s yield.

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NROTC Welcomes New Student Leader During Pass-In-Review Ceremony at Penn

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 15:36
blurb:  During its annual Pass-in-Review ceremony, 64 future Navy and Marine Corps officers saluted the new NROTC battalion commander, Matthew Weber, a rising junior at Wharton.

As part of a long-standing military tradition, 64 future officers in the United States Navy and Marine Corps marched at The Palestra during the annual Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Pass-in-Review ceremon

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LabTV Showcases Penn Researchers and Student Filmmakers

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 12:37
blurb:  A series of videos produced by student filmmakers at the University of Pennsylvania has put young biomedical researchers around campus in the spotlight.

A series of videos produced by student filmmakers at the University of Pennsylvania has put young biomedical researchers around campus in the spotlight.

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Penn Medicine: Psychiatric Medications Can Lead to Vision Problems

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 12:22

People suffering from vision loss are twice as likely to suffer from depression as the general population.

An educational workshop at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in New York City this week will shed light on this important, growing topic.

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Penn Study Shows Stimulant Drug May Help Women Cope with Post-Menopausal Memory Lapses

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 12:19

Menopausal women have long reported experiencing hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats and memory lapses, too.

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