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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 267-825-4084February 9, 2016

Political Activist Behind a Desk: Penn Professor Camille Z. Charles

Camille Z. Charles believes that where you live influences everything that happens to you and sets you up for the rest of your life.

Before joining the University of Pennsylvania faculty in 1998, Charles, a scholar of racial inequality, was conducting research on minority students at elite universities. She found that those who came from segregated neighborhoods weren’t faring as well academically as their white peers.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 8, 2016

Penn Researcher Illustrates Impact of Drone Usage in Areas of Conflict

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In “The Consequences of Drone Proliferation: Separating Fact from Fiction,” Michael C. Horowitz says what's missing in the current debate is a realistic understanding of what today's drones can and cannot do.

The use of drones has had significant consequences for how governments conduct counter-terrorism operations.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 5, 2016

Penn’s Michael Horowitz Testifies to House Subcommittee on Drones

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Michael C. Horowitz, an associate professor of political science and the associate director of Penn’s Perry World House, will testify in front of the U.S. House Armed Forces subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, Thursday, Feb. 11.

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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 | 215-898-9194February 4, 2016

Two Penn Professors Call Attention to the Use of Race in Human Genetic Research

Two University of Pennsylvania professors are coauthors, along with two other scholars, on a perspective piece published this week in the journal Science that calls for an end to the use of genetic concepts of race in biological research.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460
Media Contact:Jessica Bautista | PennTopTen@sp2.upenn.edu | 215-200-5506February 1, 2016

Penn School of Social Policy & Practice Launches SP2 Penn Top 10

With the 2016 United States presidential election race ramping up, experts from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice, or SP2, are analyzing 10 of the nation’s key social justice and policy issues ­­in a project called SP2 Penn Top 10 Social Justice & Policy Issues for the 2016 Presidential Election.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422January 29, 2016

President’s Innovation Prize Contenders Vie for $100K Seed Money and Big Perks at Penn

In April, one enterprising senior or team of graduates-to-be at the University of Pennsylvania will be named the inaugural President’s Innovation Prize winners. The award comes with $100,000 in seed money and a $50,000 living stipend per team member. And that is just the start.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 15, 2016

Penn Junior Sophie Beren Has People Singing and Talking

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In the midst of earning two degrees, Beren sings the praises of communication, community involvement and social change.

Sophie Beren, a junior communications major at the University of Pennsylvania, is a natural connector. 

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 13, 2016

Black Lives Matter Co-founders Headline MLK Lecture in Social Justice at Penn

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Social activists Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi will discuss their work in the Black Lives Matter organization and how social media catapulted #BlackLivesMatter into a global movement at the 15th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture in Social Justice on Jan. 21 at 5;30 p.m. in the Zellerbach Theater of the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut St. The event is free and open to the public.

WHO:             Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi are two of the three co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 13, 2016

Penn Honors MLK Through Annual ‘Day of Service’

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The University of Pennsylvania will host its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Activities coordinated by Penn’s African-American Resource Center include a volunteer breakfast, community-service projects, community workshops and a candlelight vigil.

WHAT:   The University of Pennsylvania will host its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Activities coordinated by Penn’s African-American Resource Center include a volunteer breakfast, community-service projects, community workshops and a candlelight vigil.