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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 4, 2016

Penn PORES Offers Undergraduates a Role in Researching Presidential Primaries

This spring, University of Pennsylvania students are getting an insider’s view of the political process as they examine election results and polling data to monitor voting patterns in the lead-up to the 2016 presidential primaries. 

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194January 22, 2016
Media Contact:Michele Berger | mwberger@upenn.edu | 215-898-6751January 6, 2016

Penn Professor Deborah Thomas Named Editor-in-Chief of ‘American Anthropologist’

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Deborah Thomas of Arts & Sciences was appointed editor-in-chief of the prestigious American Anthropologist for her innovative thoughts on how to advance the journal.

Deborah Thomas, an anthropology professor in the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts & Sciences, has been named editor-in-chief of the American Anthropological Association’s flagship journal,

Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422December 22, 2015

Penn’s Online Learning Initiative Launches New Robotics Specialization

Beginning in January, the University of Pennsylvania will roll out a new robotics specialization, an online five-course sequence, via the University’s Online Learning Initiative on the Coursera platform. 

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194December 16, 2015

Penn Biologists-in-training Used Genomic Techniques to Study Campus Microbes

The premier scientists at the University of Pennsylvania rely on next-generation sequencing techniques to elicit new information about the living world. Now, freshmen can do the same thing.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604November 23, 2015

Four Penn Professors Among Class of 2015 AAAS Fellows

Four faculty members at the University of Pennsylvania have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  They are among a class of 347 researchers that have been awarded this honor by AAAS because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

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Media Contact:Laura Cavender | cavender@upenn.edu | 215-746-6411November 18, 2015

Penn President Amy Gutmann to Receive 2015 Doer Award From Urban Affairs Coalition

Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, will receive the 2015 Doer Award from the Urban Affairs Coalition Friday morning in Philadelphia.

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Media Contact:Deborah Lang | dlang@upenn.edu | (215) 880-2372November 2, 2015

Penn Institute for Urban Research, Perry World House to Host Sustainable Urbanization Event with Jeffrey Sachs

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The Penn Institute for Urban Research and Perry World House will host an event Wednesday, Nov. 4 on strategies for sustainable urbanization and development worldwide.

The Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR) and Perry World House will host an event Wednesday, Nov. 4 on strategies for sustainable urbanization and development worldwide.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422October 27, 2015

Penn Business Services Announces Inaugural Green Purchasing Awards

The University of Pennsylvania’s inaugural Green Purchasing Awards presented by Penn’s Purchasing Services and Green Campus Partnership were announced at the annual Purchasing Services Supplier Show, Sept. 30.

Video: Partnerships Cited as Key to Atlantic City’s Future

October 20, 2015

Rita Hodges of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships says, “When you look at big institutions…like colleges and universities – they have a lot neighborhoods that they can and should be partnering with.”

Article Source: Press of Atlantic City