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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 4, 2016

Penn PORES Offers Undergraduates a Role in Researching Presidential Primaries

This spring, University of Pennsylvania students are getting an insider’s view of the political process as they examine election results and polling data to monitor voting patterns in the lead-up to the 2016 presidential primaries. 

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194February 4, 2016

Two Penn Professors Call Attention to the Use of Race in Human Genetic Research

Two University of Pennsylvania professors are coauthors, along with two other scholars, on a perspective piece published this week in the journal Science that calls for an end to the use of genetic concepts of race in biological research.

Ted Cruz and Donald Trump: Signs of Conservative Media’s Grip on GOP

February 3, 2016

Brian Rosenwald of the School of Arts & Sciences contributes his opinion on the media’s depiction of the GOP during this presidential election season.

Article Source: CNN
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Media Contact:Michele Berger | mwberger@upenn.edu | 215-898-6751February 2, 2016

Penn Junior Tabeen Hossain Learns Eco-Lessons From Two European Leaders

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Junior Tabeen Hossain of Houston researched the cultural aspects of environmental sustainability in Berlin and Rotterdam via a Kleinman Center for Energy Policy grant.

By Niharika Gupta

The summer before her junior year at the University of Pennsylvania, Tabeen Hossain decided to take her academic journey in environmental science and policy abroad to Berlin and Rotterdam. In those two cities, she discovered the cultural aspects of sustainability, environmentalism and policymaking.

India Ranks 4th in Number of Thinktanks

January 31, 2016

James McGann of the School of Arts & Sciences comments on the ranking of think tanks in India.

Article Source: Times of India

Zika Concern Rising, but Region ‘Should Be Just Fine’

January 29, 2016

Neil Fishman of the Perelman School of Medicine and Michael Weisberg of the School of Arts & Sciences are quoted about the Zika virus.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Gina Bryan | bryangm@upenn.edu | 215-898-8721
Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8154 January 25, 2016

Researchers Find Causes for Higher Death Rates Among Middle-aged Whites

January 29, 2016

Samuel Preston of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about higher-than-expected death rates among middle-aged white Americans.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times
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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422January 29, 2016

President’s Innovation Prize Contenders Vie for $100K Seed Money and Big Perks at Penn

In April, one enterprising senior or team of graduates-to-be at the University of Pennsylvania will be named the inaugural President’s Innovation Prize winners. The award comes with $100,000 in seed money and a $50,000 living stipend per team member. And that is just the start.

The Power of an Empty Podium

January 27, 2016

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences writes about the symbolic power behind an empty podium to represent the absence of Donald Trump at the Iowa Republican debate.

Article Source: Huffington Post