Penn Linguist Researching Philly ‘Accent’ in American Sign Language

December 2, 2015

Jami Fisher and Meredith Tamminga of the School of Arts & Sciences are featured for re

Article Source: PhillyVoice.com
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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422 December 3, 2015

Data-mining Firm Searches for Voters by Combing High School Yearbooks

November 24, 2015

John DiIulio of the School of Arts & Sciences is mentioned for guiding former students as they developed a data company that focuses on taking social-network analysis offline.

Article Source: Bloomberg

Where to Draw the Line on Gene-editing Technology

November 30, 2015

PIK Professor Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences writes about boundaries of genetic engineering

Article Source: Scientific American
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 30, 2015

Penn Senior Amanda Cornfeld Takes to Medical Research and Ultimate Sport

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Senior Biological Basis of Behavior major Amanda Cornfeld works in a laboratory, studying the neurobiology of stress. She's a member of Nu Rho Psi, the national honor society in neuroscience, and has studied the effects of anesthesia on the development of neurons. She's also a rugged warrior who serves as the co-captain of Venus Ultimate, the women’s Ultimate Frisbee team at Penn.

Amanda Cornfeld, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, is the ultimate scholar and Frisbee handler. This stellar science researcher is also co-captain of Venus Ultimate, the women’s Ultimate Frisbee team at Penn. 

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Media Contact:Michele Berger | mwberger@upenn.edu | 215-898-6751November 30, 2015

Linguists at Penn Document Philadelphia ‘Accent’ of American Sign Language

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Linguists Jami Fisher and Meredith Tamminga of the University of Pennsylvania began a project to record American Sign Language variations in Philly, aided by a Research Opportunity Grant from the School of Arts and Sciences.

Jami Fisher, a lecturer in the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Linguistics, has a long history with American Sign Language.

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Media Contact:Gina Bryan | bryangm@upenn.edu | 215-898-8721
Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194 November 24, 2015

Penn Science Café: ‘A Story of the Southern Ocean’

WHO:             Irina Marinov 

                       Assistant Professor

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460November 24, 2015

Penn Students Phillip Cohen and Carla Winter Named George J. Mitchell Scholars

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Penn medical student Phillip Cohen and Carla Winter, a senior bioengineering major are among 12 Americans selected to receive 2017 George J. Mitchell Scholarships for graduate studies in Ireland or Northern Ireland.

A University of Pennsylvania medical student working in pediatric oncology and a senior whose research focuses on finding a cure for paralysis are two of 12 Americans selected to receive 2017 George J.

Media Contact:Michele Berger | mwberger@upenn.edu | 215-898-6751
Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604November 24, 2015

Penn’s Engheta and Ghrist Earn National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellowships

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With new Department of Defense grants, Engineering’s Nader Engheta and PIK Professor Robert Ghrist, also of Math, can push the boundaries of metamaterials and algebraic topology, respectively.

When the Department of Defense offers researchers the chance to think big and take risks, and provides the funding to back it up, scientists tend to get really excited.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460November 23, 2015

Two University of Pennsylvania Seniors Win Rhodes Scholarships

Two University of Pennsylvania seniors have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships for two to three years of graduate study at Oxford University.