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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422October 22, 2014

Want to Change the World? Penn Has a Prize for That

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The search for entries in the inaugural President’s Engagement Prize competition is underway. As many as three seniors who design and undertake local, national or global engagement projects for the first year following their graduation will be selected for the President’s Engagement Prizes, which consist of $50,000 for living expenses and as much as $100,000 for project implementation expenses.

The big banner on the ARCH on Locust Walk and the emails from President Gutmann to the senior class have gotten the message out: The search for entries in the inaugural President’s Engagement Prize competition is underway.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151October 28, 2014

For Penn Student Information Technology Advisors, the Job Provides Life Lessons

Being a student IT advisor at the University of Pennsylvania is not just about helping others. It’s also a learning experience.

Along with a team of professional Penn staff, 80 student information technology advisors offer tech support to students, faculty and staff who reside in all 11 College Houses. 

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604November 5, 2014

Penn Bioengineer Looking for Epigenomic Patterns Linked to Neurological Disorders

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Jennifer Phillips-Cremins was named a 2014 New York Stem Cell Foundation Robertson Stem Cell Investigator. The award will support the study of how the three-dimensional organization of DNA within cells directs the development of the human brain.

By Madeleine Stone @themadstone

Gender Gap Draws Thousands From Google, Apple to Phoenix

October 9, 2014

Rita Powell of the School of Engineering and Applied Science comments on the increased popularity of the Grace Hopper C

Article Source: Bloomberg Businessweek
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 6, 2014

NIH New Innovator Award Goes to Penn Bioengineer for Lung-disease-on-a-chip Research

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Nature is often said to be the greatest innovator. University of Pennsylvania engineer Dan Huh, a pioneer in the development of “organs-on-chips,” tiny, three-dimensional models of living human organs, uses nature’s creativity as a source of inspiration.

By Madeleine Stone @themadstone

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Gina Bryan | bryangm@upenn.edu | 215-898-8721 October 7, 2014

Penn Science Café Presents ‘Predicting Heart Disease With Twitter’

Millions of Twitter feeds open a window into the psychology of a community; through that data, researchers can measure the risk for heart disease with surprising accuracy. Social media provides a view into the collective mind, revealing the connection between shared psychological states and public health and illness.

WHO:

Johannes Eichstaedt

Founding Research Scientist, World Well-Being Project
Department of Psychology
Penn School of Arts & Sciences

WHAT:

Penn Science Café, “Predicting Heart Disease With Twitter”

WHEN:

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 6-7 p.m.  

WHERE:

World Cafe Live Upstairs, 3025 Walnut St., Philadelphia

This is part of the Penn Science Café, a free public-lecture series presented by the School of Arts & Sciences and the Office of University Communications that takes science scholarship out of the lab for a night on the town. Each hour-long talk begins at 6 p.m. and is followed by an audience Q&A. Café events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Menu items will be available for purchase.

Police Want Back Doors in Smartphones, but You Never Know Who Else Will Open Them

October 2, 2014

Matthew Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science explains the type of backdoor in smartphones that would

Article Source: Washington Post
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 2, 2014

The ‘Doctor’ Is In: Science Major Kicks Gluteus Maximus in Men’s Soccer Club at Penn

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Menvekeh Daramay's soccer teammates lovingly call him "Doc." The 21-year-old senior lived in West Africa until age 10 and now, he's planning to become a doctor.

Menvekeh Daramay has been playing soccer since age 5.

Penn's New AddLab Boasts 3-D Printers for a 3-D World

Thanks in part to an anonymous $250,000 gift, Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science is opening the AddLab, a new facility that will feature a suite of state-of-the-art 3-D printing tools.

MacArthur ‘Genius’ Winner: Math Might Help Crack Mysteries of Schizophrenia

September 30, 2014

Danielle Bassett of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is interviewed.