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Media Contact:Michele Berger | mwberger@upenn.edu | 215-898-6751November 17, 2015

Penn Sociologists Dig Deep Into the Needs of South Philly’s Latino Immigrants

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Emilio A. Parrado, Chenoa Flippen, Amada Armenta, Heidy Sarabia and Edith Gutierrez of the Sociology department explored the challenges faced by South Philly’s Latino immigrant community.

Emilio A. Parrado is concerned about how immigrants incorporate into new communities.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Stephen Graff | Stephen.Graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653November 10, 2015

Penn Collaborating in NSF’s Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub

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Massive datasets and novel computational techniques are changing how individuals and societies approach day-to-day tasks. Data analytics promise to deliver individually tailored treatment to medical patients, massively reduce energy use in buildings and radically improve teaching methods in schools, among other advances.

The University of Pennsylvania is taking part in the newly established National Science Foundation Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604November 9, 2015

Penn Team Shares in 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

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The Prize was presented by the Breakthrough Prize Foundation “for the fundamental discovery of neutrino oscillations, revealing a new frontier beyond, and possibly far beyond, the standard model of particle physics.”

The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Collaboration, which includes physicists from the University of Pennsylvania, shared the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics.

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Media Contact:Ed Federico | efed@nursing.upenn.edu | 215-746-3562November 4, 2015

Penn Nursing to Host Philadelphia Launch of Lancet Report on ‘Women and Health’

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Penn Nursing will host the Philadelphia launch of a major new report, ‘Women and Health: The Key for Sustainable Development,’ issued by the Commission on Women and Health.

Penn Nursing is proud to host the Philadelphia launch of a major, new report, “Women and Health: The Key for Sustainable Development,” issued by the Commission on Women and Health, a partnership between The Lancet, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.

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Media Contact:Michele Berger | mwberger@upenn.edu | 215-898-6751November 4, 2015

Penn, Notre Dame Researchers Mapping Genetic History of the Caribbean

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To understand migration patterns of the Caribbean, Theodore Schurr of Anthropology and Med’s Jill Gaieski mapped the genetic history of the Lesser Antilles, one island at a time.

In the island chain called the Lesser Antilles, stretching from the Virgin Islands south to Trinidad and Tobago, a team of researchers lead by Theodore Schurr, an anthropology professor in the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Arts & Sciences, is so

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151November 4, 2015

Penn’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy Collaborates on New Podcast Series

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania and the Ubuntu Education Fund have developed a podcast series featuring interviews with eight influential philanthropists and leaders in the social sector.

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Media Contact:Deborah Lang | dlang@upenn.edu | (215) 880-2372November 2, 2015

Penn Institute for Urban Research, Perry World House to Host Sustainable Urbanization Event with Jeffrey Sachs

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The Penn Institute for Urban Research and Perry World House will host an event Wednesday, Nov. 4 on strategies for sustainable urbanization and development worldwide.

The Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR) and Perry World House will host an event Wednesday, Nov. 4 on strategies for sustainable urbanization and development worldwide.

New Penn Prize Rewards Student Innovation

October 28, 2015

President Amy Gutmann is quoted about the announcement of the President’s Innovation Prize.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Exclusive: Penn President Envisions New Undergraduate Prize Like ‘Rhodes Scholarship for Social Impact’

October 28, 2015

President Amy Gutmann says the President’s Innovation Prize can be seen as a “way of making clear how Penn and Philadelphia can be a workshop of ideas for the world.”

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 27, 2015

Penn Leads International Collaboration to Re-engineer Disaster Tents

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have received a five-year, $3.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop materials for multifunctional coatings on emergency tents, enabling them to manage water, prevent the spread of bacteria and capture and store solar energy.