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

Penn PORES Offers Undergraduates a Role in Researching Presidential Primaries

This spring, University of Pennsylvania students are getting an insider’s view of the political process as they examine election results and polling data to monitor voting patterns in the lead-up to the 2016 presidential primaries. 

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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:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 13, 2016

Black Lives Matter Co-founders Headline MLK Lecture in Social Justice at Penn

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Social activists Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi will discuss their work in the Black Lives Matter organization and how social media catapulted #BlackLivesMatter into a global movement at the 15th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture in Social Justice on Jan. 21 at 5;30 p.m. in the Zellerbach Theater of the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut St. The event is free and open to the public.

WHO:             Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi are two of the three co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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

Penn Honors MLK Through Annual ‘Day of Service’

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The University of Pennsylvania will host its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Activities coordinated by Penn’s African-American Resource Center include a volunteer breakfast, community-service projects, community workshops and a candlelight vigil.

WHAT:   The University of Pennsylvania will host its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Activities coordinated by Penn’s African-American Resource Center include a volunteer breakfast, community-service projects, community workshops and a candlelight vigil.

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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: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.

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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: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.