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Raising Awareness at Penn About the Media and Environmental Issues

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 15:06

Like many people, University of Pennsylvania senior Melanie Murphy uses her smartphone to do a Google search when she’s looking for information, but, now that she knows about the environmental impact of using electronic devices, she thinks twice before doing so. 

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Penn Collaborates on Program to Offer Public Tours of Lower Schuylkill River

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 12:57

Inspired by urban river projects that have revitalized the cities of Los Angeles and New York, the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities (PPEH) is collaborating on a project with Bartram’s Garden and River Corps to increase access to the Lower Schuylkill River, helping more people connect to the storied waterway.

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Penn Design’s Cecil Balmond Awarded 2016 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 10:29

Cecil Balmond is the recipient of the 2016 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture.  He is professor of practice in architecture and the former Paul Philippe Cret Chair of Architecture in the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design.

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Penn Dental Students Raise $29K for Oral Cancer Foundation

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 11:15

April is National Oral Cancer Awareness Month and University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine students teamed with students from Temple University to bring attention to the disease and the importance of early detection through the annual Philadelphia Oral Cancer Walk and 5K on April 2.

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Penn Engineers Develop First Transistors Made Entirely of Nanocrystal ‘Inks’

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 13:10
blurb:  Transistor fabrication is a highly complex process, requiring high-temperature, high-vacuum equipment. Penn engineers have shown a new approach for making these devices: sequentially depositing their components in liquid form.

The transistor is the most fundamental building block of electronics, used to build circuits capable of amplifying electrical signals or switching them between the 0s and 1s at the heart of digital computation. Transistor fabrication is a highly complex process, however, requiring high-temperature, high-vacuum equipment. 

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Penn Senior Kriya Patel to Help Incarcerated Women Access Health Care

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 09:33
blurb:  With her 2016 President’s Engagement Prize awarded by the University of Pennsylvania, senior Kriya Patel of Brookfield, Wisc., will help women in a Philly jail access health care as part of their reentry plan.

This is the second in a series of features introducing the University of Pennsylvania’s 2016 President’s Engagement Prize winners.

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Penn Engineering Launches PERCH, a New Research Facility at the Pennovation Center

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 15:22
blurb:  At the Penn Engineering Research and Collaboration Hub, faculty, staff and students will pursue fundamental research on robotics, embedded systems, the “Internet of Things” and other emerging domains of interdisciplinary science and engineering.

The School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania has launched PERCH, the Penn Engineering Research and Collaboration Hub, a new research facility in the forthcoming Pennovation Center.

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Penn Senior Vaishak Kumar to Launch Agriculture Extension Project in India

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 10:33
blurb:  (This is the first in a series of features introducing the 2016 President’s Engagement Prize winners.) After he graduates next month, Vaishak Kumar, 22, a senior political science major, who grew up in an Indian farming community in the state of Karnataka, India will return to his homeland to launch the NESARA agriculture extension project.

(This is the first in a series of features introducing the 2016 President's Engagement Prize winners.)

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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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