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

Penn Engineering Student Shares Love of Science and Sustainability

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David Shields is a senior engineering student who is making a difference in Philadelphia through the Engineers Without Borders-Local Committee.

Senior David Shields is an aspiring engineer who focuses on making a difference locally by volunteering with the University of Pennsylvania chapter of Engineers Without Borders

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

First-generation Alumna Strengthens ‘Penn First,’ Seeks Volunteer Mentors

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Leanne Pyott Huebner is a driving force behind Penn First, which assists first-generation college students, and she's looking to other alumni -- first generation or not -- to assist in building a strong network of volunteer mentors.

Looking back at her undergraduate days, University of Pennsylvania alumna Leanne Pyott Huebner, who represents the first generation in her family to attend college, remembers feeling “differently prepared” than her peers.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | Leeann.Donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660December 17, 2015

Penn Researchers Use Network Science to Help Pinpoint Source of Seizures

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Using brain data crowdsourced from 22 epilepsy patients with implanted electrodes, the researchers have developed a series of algorithms that can predict where in the brain a seizure will originate and which groups of neurons it will likely spread to as it grows.

For the third of all epilepsy patients who don’t respond to medication, an alternative is to locate the small cluster of neurons that act as the seed of a seizure’s aberrant electrical activity and surgically remove it. Unfortunately, such surgeries often fail to bring any relief.

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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:Michele Berger | mwberger@upenn.edu | 215-898-6751December 16, 2015

Penn Nursing Research: Exceptional Care Requires Patient-driven Education

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New research from Terri Lipman of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing reveals that, when it comes to quality communication, meeting the needs of all health-literacy levels requires creative thinking.

We’ve all been there: Sitting in a consultation with a doctor or nurse, jargon gets thrown around, time with the health-care provider is short and, soon after the conversation concludes, you forget half of what you were told.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460
Media Contact:Gwyn Garrison | gwyngarrison@gmail.com | 610-639-5105December 9, 2015

Penn to Host Global Think Tank Innovations Summit

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In a climate of ever-evolving technological advances and competition for resources, TTCSP will bring together leaders from more than 40 think tanks for the Think Tank Innovations Summit on Penn’s campus. The summit is intended to serve as a catalyst for ideas, innovation and change in the global community of think tanks.

WHO:           James McGann, director of the University of Pennsylvania Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program; representatives from more than 40 think tanks from around the world; Ric

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 6, 2016

Penn Attracts International Students and Those Who Study Abroad

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For international students, the University of Pennsylvania remains a destination of choice in higher education. Penn also sends a high number of American students to pursue studies abroad. Amy Shan and Connor Fairman are among them.

For international students, the University of Pennsylvania remains a destination of choice in higher education.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422 December 3, 2015
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 30, 2015

Penn Senior Amanda Cornfeld Takes to Medical Research and Ultimate Sport

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Senior Biological Basis of Behavior major Amanda Cornfeld works in a laboratory, studying the neurobiology of stress. She's a member of Nu Rho Psi, the national honor society in neuroscience, and has studied the effects of anesthesia on the development of neurons. She's also a rugged warrior who serves as the co-captain of Venus Ultimate, the women’s Ultimate Frisbee team at Penn.

Amanda Cornfeld, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, is the ultimate scholar and Frisbee handler. This stellar science researcher is also co-captain of Venus Ultimate, the women’s Ultimate Frisbee team at Penn. 

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Media Contact:Michele Berger | mwberger@upenn.edu | 215-898-6751November 30, 2015

Linguists at Penn Document Philadelphia ‘Accent’ of American Sign Language

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Linguists Jami Fisher and Meredith Tamminga of the University of Pennsylvania began a project to record American Sign Language variations in Philly, aided by a Research Opportunity Grant from the School of Arts and Sciences.

Jami Fisher, a lecturer in the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Linguistics, has a long history with American Sign Language.