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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:Michele Berger | mwberger@upenn.edu | 215-898-6751January 14, 2016

Penn Nursing’s Community Champions Engage to Improve Health

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An initiative, begun by Nursing’s Terri Lipman and run by seniors Chantal Low and Sophie Mintz, both of New York City, engages Philadelphians to improve their health.

From outside the Sayre Recreation Center at 58th and Walnut streets, the only indication of something happening on a chilly December Tuesday is a dozen or so parked cars. Otherwise, the massive fenced-in lot is quiet.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820
Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460 January 13, 2016

Penn Honors Martin Luther King Jr. With Annual Symposium Events

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During the 21st Annual MLK Commemorative Symposium on Social Change, Penn hosts nearly 30 events which are all free and open to the public.

The University of Pennsylvania will remember Martin Luther King Jr. with its 21st annual MLK Commemorative Symposium on Social Change, a series of nearly 30 community events, Jan. 18-Feb. 4.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 11, 2016

Two Students, Two Alumni From Penn Join Inaugural Class of Schwarzman Scholars

Two students from the University of Pennsylvania and two Penn alumni are among 111 recipients of the inaugural Schwarzman Scholarships. The award funds one year of graduate studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing for each recipient. More than 3,000 people applied for the highly competitive program. 

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604January 8, 2016

Penn Computer Scientists Join NSF ‘DeepSpec’ Expedition to Eliminate Software Bugs

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One of the National Science Foundation’s flagship research initiatives, DeepSpec aims to develop a better, more comprehensive way of approaching software design that will help eliminate bugs and vulnerabilities before they endanger users or become targets for hackers.

The transformative power of computer software is everywhere, from the smartphone apps that connect the world to the laptop programs that simplify daily tasks at work and home to the software hidden inside physical objects like automobiles and pacemakers that is crucial for their safe operation.

New K-8 Scholarship Program Established for Children of Slain, Disabled Phila. Police

January 8, 2016

Vice President Maureen Rush of Public Safety is highlighted for the announcement of the Philadelphia Police Foundation’s Children of Police Scholarship Fund.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Sara Leavens | lesara@pobox.upenn.edu | January 7, 2016

Penn Libraries to Host Regional Collections of Digitized Medieval Manuscripts

The Penn Libraries is proud to announce their role as online host and one of the leaders in a partnership that will create the country’s largest regional collection of digitized medieval manuscripts.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194January 7, 2016

Penn President’s Engagement Prize Launches Effort to Empower Ghanaian Girls

The University of Pennsylvania President’s Engagement Prize gave Penn graduate Shadrack Frimpong the opportunity to fulfill a dream he had been imagining for years: opening a clinic and school for girls in his

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

NROTC Midshipman, Penn Sophomore Shares Lessons in Leadership

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MIDN Billy Morrison has taken on the role of squad leader and public affairs officer for the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps battalion, learning much along the way.

As a Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps midshipman, Billy Morrison balances military responsibilities with academics and plans to fly Navy helicopters once he graduates from the University of Pennsylvania.