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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151August 31, 2015

Exploring Family Roots Through Penn

Kristen Kelly exudes confidence as she quickly strides across the University of Pennsylvania campus. Through her academic pursuits and the relationships she’s developed at Penn, the native Philadelphian is comfortable with her multi-racial identity and with her place in the world.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151September 1, 2015

Penn English Professor Awarded Janus Pannonius Prize for Poetry

Charles Bernstein, a University of Pennsylvania English professor, is the recipient of the 2015 Janus Pannonius Grand Prize for Poetry, along with Guiseppe Conte of Italy.

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World Water Week, Aug. 23-28, 2015

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

David Galligan Professor of Animal Health Economics and Director of the Center for Animal Health and Productivity at New Bolton Center

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Galligan's research focuses on the economic value of veterinary issues in animal production. He can discuss the preservation of water as a resource and the importance of water in animal agriculture. Through his work with the Center for Animal Health and Productivity, he has illustrated how increasing the amount of milk produced by each cow has dramatically cut the amount of water needed by a dairy operation. 

Media Contact
Louisa Shepherd, 610-925-6241 or lshepard@vet.upenn.edu

Deborah Mandell Staff Veterinarian at Ryan Veterinary Hospital

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

In addition to her role at Penn Vet, Dr. Mandell serves as the American Red Cross Pet Care Advisor. She can discuss hydration recommendations and emergency care information for pets. 

Media Contact
Ashley Berke, 215-898-1475 or berke@vet.upenn.edu

Deborah Silverstein Associate Professor in Emergency and Critical Care

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Silverstein is an expert in emergency and critical care medicine. She can discuss microcirculation and the effects of IV fluid on circulation during surgery in pets. 

Media Contact
Ashley Berke, 215-898-1475 or berke@vet.upenn.edu

Alexander Reiter Associate Professor of Dentistry and Oral Surgery

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Reiter's areas of expertise include periodontal and dental disease, jaw fracture healing and palate defect repair as well as tissue regeneration. He can discuss the benefits and risks of fluoride use in pets. 

Media Contact
Ashley Berke, 215-898-1475 or berke@vet.upenn.edu

Trevor Penning Professor of Pharmacology

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Dr. Penning is the director of the Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology, which focuses on the mechanistic links between environmental exposures and human disease. CEET translates its findings into action to improve the health of vulnerable individuals and local, national and global communities. He can discuss how water resources relate to fracking and environmental health.

Media Contact
Karen Kreeger, 215-349-5658 or Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu

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Media Contact:Melissa Marshall | memar@design.upenn.edu | 215-746-8323August 3, 2015

PennDesign Team announced as the 1st Prize Winner for Vertical Cities International Design Competition

Over the course of the summer, six PennDesign students developed two alternate proposals as submittals for the Vertical Cities Asia International Design Competition, an event organized by the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the World Future Foundation.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151August 3, 2015

Studying Abroad Enriches Miranda Lupion’s Penn Experience

Miranda Lupion’s interest in Russian language, history and culture began at a young age and has deepened during her time as a student at the University of Pennsylvania.

Her elementary school offered basic Russian language instruction teaching the alphabet and singing songs, and she began listening to stories in Russian in the fourth grade.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422 July 31, 2015

Penn Hosts New Forerunner International Student Pre-orientation Program in China

This summer for the first time, the University of Pennsylvania launched an international student pre-orientation program in China for new students from China.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 22, 2015

School of Social Policy & Practice at Penn Explores Opportunities in Botswana

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Erica Zaveloff and Jerri Bourjolly from the School of Social Policy & Practice traveled to Botswana to explore potential areas of collaboration, based on the nation's most pressing social policy issues.

The School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania may become another element in the Botswana-UPenn Partnership

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194June 1, 2015

Penn Vet Lends Expertise to Improve Colombian Cattle Producers’ Livelihoods

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Emphasizing a holistic management approach based on sound nutrition and assisted reproduction strategies, the University of Pennsylvania’s Victor Absalón-Medina's aim is to promote cross-institutional collaborations to help Colombian farmers keep their animals healthy, productive and profitable.

Cattle in the United States are generally managed to either produce milk or to produce beef. However, in most of the world, cattle are counted on to do both in what are called dual-purpose production systems.

In Syria, Islamic State Group Apparently Spares Palmyra’s Stunning Ruins – For Now

May 28, 2015

Katharyn Hanson of the Museum is quoted about a bill presented to the United States House of Representatives that would

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Video: Palmyra Historic City ‘Taken by Islamic State Fighters’

May 20, 2015

Katharyn Hanson of the Penn Cultural Heritage Center talks about ISIS taking over the ancient site of Palmyra.

Article Source: Channel 4 News (U.K.)