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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.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151September 29, 2014

La Casa Latina at Penn Marks 15th Anniversary

For some University of Pennsylvania students, La Casa Latina is the next best thing to being at home with their families.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 214-573-8151September 24, 2014

Elvis Is in the House – Penn’s Harrison College House

As the dean of Harrison College House at the University of Pennsylvania, Frank Pellicone is well known, but it’s his dog, Elvis, who is the big star in the building.

“He’s a bit of a character and people come to look for him,” says Pellicone.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820September 24, 2014

Student at Penn GSE Cruises From Coast Guard Officer to High School Teacher

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"O Captain! My Captain!" One well-known movie inspired Carl McLaughlin to become a teacher. But, first, he spent some time as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard.

Robin Williams’ performance in “Dead Poets Society” inspired Carl McLaughlin to become a teacher.

Now a student in the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, the 27-year-old from Northeast Philadelphia is on his way to inspiring the next generation.

University of Pennsylvania Expands Homeownership Incentive Program

September 16, 2014

Penn’s homeownership incentive program is highlighted for its expansion.

Article Source: WCAU-TV (Philadelphia)

PIK Prof Chris Murray: From Industry to Ivy League

For Christopher B. Murray, the promise of major investments in nanoscale science and technology—including a commitment to build what is now the world-class Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology—lured him from a big-time career in industry to a whole new world at Penn.

PIK Prof Robert Ghrist: The Power of Online Learning

A revolution in online learning, “Calculus: Single Variable,” Robert Ghrist’s popular Coursera course, contains 16 hours of hand-drawn video, and has attracted more than 13

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820September 16, 2014

Child Abuse Charges and Adrian Peterson

Note for TV and radio: The University of Pennsylvania has an on-campus ISDN line and satellite uplink facility with live-shot capability.

Expert:
Debra Schilling Wolfe

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820September 15, 2014

Case Study Examines Penn as Global Model for Leadership in Civic Engagement

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“Effective Governance of a University as an Anchor Institution: University of Pennsylvania as a Case Study,” chronicles the history and evolution of Penn's community engagement.

An interdisciplinary team at the University of Pennsylvania points to a successful local engagement program that Penn has employed during two decades as a model for developing cities and communities that thrive both in the United States and internationally.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820September 12, 2014

Penn Grad Student Taja Towne Has Sights on Career in International Social Work

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For her field placement, Taja Towne, a student at the School of Social Policy & Practice, is working with the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition.

For Taja Towne, leaving the familiar comfort of home is part of a bigger plan.