Penn Computer Model Simulates Blood Clotting and Treatment

May 29, 2012

Scott Diamond of the School of Engineering and Applied Science comments on technological advancements in examining blood clots.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658 (office) 215-852-8017 (cell)May 24, 2012

Penn Offers Benefits-tax Offset to Same-sex Couples

PHILADELPHIA –- Beginning July 1, the University of Pennsylvania will provide a tax offset of as much as $125 per month for employees who are covering same-sex domestic partners under their Penn medical plans, with a maximum of $1,500 per year. This offset will appear in employees’ paychecks as additional taxable income — minus applicable state and federal taxes — starting in late July.   

Printable Robots? NSF Is Funding Penn Research

May 18, 2012

Rajeev Alur and Vijay Kumar of School of Engineering and Applied Science comment about research funding from the National Science Foundation.

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

Penn Researchers Recognized for Improving Nanotech Design Principles

PHILADELPHIA — Targeted drug delivery is one of the more enticing applications of nanotechnology; by designing pharmaceuticals on an atomic scale, engineers hope to get them attacking diseases with newfound precision and efficiency.

A team of University of Pennsylvania researchers has recently been recognized by the National Science Foundation for the development of computer models that will be instrumental in improving these designs.

Commencement 2012

Gray skies and a light sprinkle couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm as 5,858 graduates made their way to Franklin Field for Penn’s 256th Commencement on May 14.

University Chaplain Charles L. Howard urged the Class of 2012 to offer thanks to their parents and other loved ones and to the faculty, staff and administration that helped them achieve their goals.

Penn Researchers Aim High With Robots That Fly, Swarm

May 7, 2012

Vijay Kumar of the School of Engineering and Applied Science comments on Daniel Mellinger and Alex Kushleyev starting a company based off the technology used to create the quadrotors.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 30, 2012

Penn Scientists Develop Large-scale Simulation of Human Blood

PHILADELPHIA — Having a virtual copy of a patient’s blood in a computer would be a boon to researchers and doctors. They could examine a simulated heart attack caused by blood clotting in a diseased coronary artery and see if a drug like aspirin would be effective in reducing the size of such a clot.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 30, 2012

Penn Pilots More Sustainability Projects Through Another Round of Green Fund Grants

PHILADELPHIA – The Penn Green Campus Partnership has awarded five Green Fund grants ranging from a comprehensive recycling center within the School of Engineering and Applied Science to a behavior-change project focusing on water conservation. This spring’s grants bring the total number of Green Fund projects to 41.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 27, 2012

Penn and Bryn Mawr Sign Agreement to Fast-track Undergrads Into Penn Engineering Master’s Programs

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania and Bryn Mawr College are launching a new program that will allow undergraduates at Bryn Mawr to gain early admission into a master’s degree program offered by Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.  The arrangement effectively allows Bryn Mawr students to obtain their bachelor’s degree in four years and then, through Penn, obtain their master’s degree with just one additional year of study.

Tech Life: Shooting Hoops at the ‘Bot Expo

April 26, 2012

Daniel Lee of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is quoted from the expo’s keynote.

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