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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151July 24, 2015

Recent Penn Alum Finds His Calling to Help Others

What began as preparations for a class service trip to China has turned into a possible career path for Nikhil Rajapuram, a May graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

Battle of the Bots: U.S. Blocks Iran and Putters Ball to Glory in RoboCup Finals

July 22, 2015

A robot named THORwin, designed by Penn students is featured for winning the “adult-size humanoid” category in the RoboCup soccer final competition.

Article Source: Guardian (U.K.)
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 23, 2015

Penn Researchers Discover New Chiral Property of Silicon, With Photonic Applications

By encoding information in photons via their spin, “photonic” computers could be orders of magnitude faster and efficient than their current-day counterparts. Likewise, encoding information in the spin of electrons, rather than just their quantity, could make “spintronic” computers with similar advantages.   

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 17, 2015

Researchers at Penn Develop Scar-like Culture Systems to Understand and Treat Fibrosis

A scar might be a reminder of an accident or surgery, but the fibrous tissue that makes up a scar also forms after a heart attack and arises in solid tumors as well as in chronic diseases such as liver cirrhosis and muscular dystrophy. Implanted medical devices and materials are similarly surrounded by fibrous capsules that impede their function.  

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Gina Bryan | bryangm@upenn.edu | 215-898-8721 July 8, 2015

Penn Science Café Presents ‘Your Brain: An Ever-changing Network’

WHO:     Danielle Bassett

Skirkanich Assistant Professor of Innovation

Department of Bioengineering

Technology Experts Hit Back at FBI on Encryption

July 7, 2015

Matthew Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is cited for contributing to a paper about encryption.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Video: Interview with Megan Ryerson

July 2, 2015

Megan Ryerson of the School of Design and the School of Engineering and Applied Science talks about the new era of airline competition.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 1, 2015

New Penn Center Will Investigate the Physics of Cancer Via $10M NIH Grant

Investigators at a new University of Pennsylvania research center will focus on key physical principles that underpin cancer’s development and growth.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 25, 2015

First Place Finish for Penn’s Electric Race Car

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REV1 took first place among electrics overall, winning seven of the eight categories. These included overall design, cornering, endurance and time-trials on a full racetrack.

Penn Electric Racing has taken home top honors at an international competition.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194 June 22, 2015

In Social Networks, Group Boundaries Promote the Spread of Ideas, Penn Study Finds

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In a new study, the University of Pennsylvania’s Damon Centola shows how social networks form and what that means for the ideas that will spread across them.

Social networks affect every aspect of our lives, from the jobs we get and the technologies we adopt to the partners we choose and the healthiness of our lifestyles. But where do they come from?