Q&A: Laurie Olin

December 3, 2012

Laurie Olin of the School of Design is interviewed.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460
Media Contact:Jonathan Gilad | jgilad@apsanet.org | 202-349-9367 December 4, 2012

Penn Professor Nancy Hirschmann Elected Vice President of American Political Science Association

PHILADELPHIA –- The American Political Science Association has elected University of Pennsylvania Political Science Professor Nancy Hirschmann as a vice president for 2012-2013.

Hirschmann is one of three new vice presidents who serve one-year terms on the association’s council.  She is joined by Anne-Marie Slaughter of Princeton University and Hanes Walton Jr. of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, as APSA vice presidents.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658 November 30, 2012

Five Penn Professors Named AAAS Fellows

PHILADELPHIA – Five faculty members at the University of Pennsylvania have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  Two are from Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine, two are from its School of Arts and Sciences and one has appointments in both schools.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151November 29, 2012

Penn’s Scott Reikofski Honored by the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors


For two decades, Scott Reikofski has influenced University of Pennsylvania fraternities and sororities, as well as Greek life nationally and internationally.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658November 29, 2012

Penn Scientist Named First Director of New Center for Orphan Disease Research and Therapy

PHILADELPHIA — H. Lee Sweeney, Ph.D., the William Maul Measey Professor at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, has been named the inaugural director of Penn’s Center for Orphan Disease Research and Therapy. The primary mission of the Center is to expedite the translational science and development of novel therapies for rare and orphan diseases.

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Rewriting State Laws on Child Abuse and Protection


Debra Schilling Wolfe      
Executive Director, Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research         
University of Pennsylvania