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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.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422December 22, 2015

Penn’s Online Learning Initiative Launches New Robotics Specialization

Beginning in January, the University of Pennsylvania will roll out a new robotics specialization, an online five-course sequence, via the University’s Online Learning Initiative on the Coursera platform. 

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151January 5, 2016

Penn Resource Offers Insight Into American Language, Slang and Culture

When Shiho Nagai began attending the informal, not-for-credit slanguage sessions at the University of Pennsylvania’s Christian Association, she had in mind improving her English skills.

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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:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151November 19, 2015

Penn Center for High Impact Philanthropy Releases Year-end Giving Guide

The  University of Pennsylvania Center for High Impact Philanthropy has released its annual free, online 2015 High Impact Year-end Giving Guide outlining some of the most effective giving opportunities.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 10, 2015

Penn Ranks #1 in Safety and Security for Ninth Year in a Row

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The University of Pennsylvania's Division of Public Safety was ranked #1 in Security Magazine's "Security 500" list. Again.

The University of Pennsylvania was ranked #1 in safety and security in the higher education sector for the ninth consecutive year, according to Security Magazine’s “Security 500” list

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 9, 2015

Undergraduate Research Experiences at Penn Change Lives, Minds

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When she arrived on campus more than three years ago, Angela Perfetti had no interest in research. Since then, she's changed her tune.

When University of Pennsylvania senior Angela Perfetti arrived on campus more than three years ago, she says she had no interest in research and thought it had no connection to the “real world.” Since then, she’s changed her tune. 

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604November 6, 2015

Nano/Bio Interface Center Recognizes Student Achievements at Penn’s NanoDay 2015

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Every year, the University of Pennsylvania’s Nano/Bio Interface Center sponsors a day of education and outreach programs highlighting Penn’s interdisciplinary nanotechnology research.

By Niharika Gupta