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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 17, 2012

As World’s Most Powerful Digital Camera Records First Images, Penn Team Gears Up to Study Dark Energy

Eight billion years ago, rays of light from distant galaxies began their long journey to Earth. On Sept. 17, that ancient starlight found its way to a mountaintop in Chile, where the newly constructed Dark Energy Camera, the most powerful sky-mapping machine ever created, captured and recorded it for the first time.

Penn Connects 2.0: Envisioning the Future

In 2006, Penn had a vision.

Anne Papageorge, Penn’s vice president for Facilities and Real Estate Services, says the first phase of the campus blueprint, called Penn Connects, made the goals of President Amy Gutmann’s Penn Compact real.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 13, 2012

Christopher Phillips Brings His Socrates Cafés and Constitution Cafés to University of Pennsylvania

What a difference a year makes.

Prison Polling

September 7, 2012

Jason Schnittker of the School of Arts and Sciences says, “The problem of incarceration tends to get swept under the rug in lots of different ways, rendering the issue invisible.”

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194September 10, 2012

Penn Team Finds Key Molecules Involved in Forming Long-term Memories

PHILADELPHIA — How does one’s experience of an event get translated into a memory that can be accessed months, even years later? A team led by University of Pennsylvania scientists has come closer to answering that question, identifying key molecules that help convert short-term memories into long-term ones. These proteins may offer a target for drugs that can enhance memory, alleviating some of the cognitive symptoms that characterize conditions including schizophrenia, depression and Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 10, 2012
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 7, 2012

John MacDonald Wins the David N. Kershaw Award

PHILADELPHIA -– John MacDonald of the University of Pennsylvania has won the Association of Public Policy and Management’s David N. Kershaw Award. MacDonald is an associate professor of criminology in the School of Arts and Sciences.

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Media Contact:Gina Bryan | bryangm@upenn.edu | 215-898-8721September 7, 2012

Penn to Mark Constitution Day

PHILADELPHIA – Events on the University of Pennsylvania campus on Sept. 17 and 19 will honor the nation’s constitution.  Sept. 17 is Constitution Day.

Scientists: Workaholics but Happy

September 6, 2012

Jerry Jacobs of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on a study about the satisfaction levels of scientists despite competitive pressures and long work hours.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 6, 2012

$10 Million a Minute Tour Visits Penn

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WHO:            David Walker, former U.S. comptroller general 

                      Ed Rendell, former Pennsylvania governor