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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 16, 2015

Penn Student Chronicles the Emergence of Interdisciplinary Science Through Architecture

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Brit Shields, a graduate student in History and Sociology of Science, explores the role the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter played shaping the growth of interdisciplinary research at Penn.

By Madeleine Stone  @themadstone

Collaboration across scientific disciplines can lead to groundbreaking innovation. But, just as it takes a special type of scholar to cross academic boundaries, it takes a special type of building to make interdisciplinary alliances possible.

CIO Hall of Famer Tom Murphy’s First 100 Days as the University of Pennsylvania’s CIO

February 2, 2015

Vice President Tom Murphy of Information Technology is featured for his first 100 days at Penn.

Article Source: Forbes.com
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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 December 16, 2014

Two Penn Professors Named National Academy of Inventors Fellows

Professors James Eberwine, of the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and Shu Yang, of Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, have been

PIK Professor Rakesh Vohra: An Interdisciplinary Innovator

Drawing from the seemingly disparate fields of economics, electrical engineering, and computer science, Rakesh Vohra’s work requires the support of an institution resolutely committed to interdisciplinary research—a level of commitment he says few institutions beyond Penn have.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820December 8, 2014

Center for High Impact Philanthropy at Penn Releases Year-End Giving Guide

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Whether a donor has $10 or $1 million to contribute, a free, online guide from the Center for High Impact Philanthropy helps donors who want to know that their year-end giving will make the biggest difference in the lives of others.

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania has released a free online guide for donors who want to know that their year-end giving will make the bi

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820December 4, 2014

Penn Researcher Finds Summer Jobs Decrease Youth Violence and Crime

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Providing disadvantaged urban adolescents with summer jobs decreases youth violence, according to a new study from Sara Heller, an assistant professor of criminology at Penn's School of Arts & Sciences.

Arrests for violence committed by disadvantaged urban adolescents decrease by as much as 43 percent when the young people have summer jobs, according to new research from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 13, 2014

Penn’s Division of Public Safety Recognized for Excellence

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For the eight year in a row, Penn Public Safety has ranked No. 1 in the higher education sector category of Security Magazine's "Security 500."

The University of Pennsylvania was ranked No.

Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 31, 2014

Linda Aiken of Penn Nursing Has Received Lienhard Award From Institute of Medicine

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Nursing's Linda Aiken has received the 2014 Gustav O. Lienhard Award from the Institute of Medicine for her research demonstrating the importance of nursing care and work environments in achieving patient-centered, affordable health care.

Linda Aiken, a professor of nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, has received the 2014 Gustav O.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 12, 2014

Report to Congress: Penn Researchers Find Homelessness Is Declining

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Homelessness across all groups continues to decline, according to a new report co-authored by a team of researchers from the School of Social Policy & Practice.

Homelessness across the United States continues to decline, according to a new report to Congress co-authored by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice.

The 2014 Annual Homelessness Assessment Report shows a decline in the number of homeless people in the U.S. across all groups, including women and children, veterans and the chronically homeless.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422October 27, 2014

Penn’s Celebration of Innovation Features Silfen Forum With Amy Gutmann and Walter Isaacson

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University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann and David L. Cohen, chair of Penn’s Board of Trustees, invite Penn students, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees and friends, as well as the region’s business and tech community, to a series of events from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31, celebrating innovation at Penn and showcasing Penn’s South Bank, a hub for innovation and new business ventures.

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann and David L. Cohen, chair of Penn’s Board of Trustees, invite Penn students, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees and friends, as well as the region’s business and tech community, to a series of events from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct.