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Media Contact:Mike Mahoney | mahoneyw@upenn.edu | 215-898-9232March 24, 2014

M. Grace Calhoun Named Athletic Director at University of Pennsylvania

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M. Grace Calhoun has been named director of recreation and intercollegiate athletics at the University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1. The announcement was made today by Provost Vincent Price, who chaired the search committee.

M. Grace Calhoun has been named director of recreation and intercollegiate athletics at the University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1. The announcement was made today by Provost Vincent Price, who chaired the search committee.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 18, 2014

Three Penn Researchers Awarded Sloan Fellowships

Three University of Pennsylvania faculty members are among this year’s Sloan Fellowship recipients. Since 1955, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has granted yearly fellowships to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them the next generation of scientific leaders.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151January 24, 2014

Frederick Ding: Penn Ambassador, Leader and Mentor

Frederick Ding’s interest in making an impact by improving the lives of others begins with his work on campus assisting fellow students at the University of Pennsylvania.

The Power of World-Changing Ideas

Penn's faculty—both rising stars and superstars—drive the creation of cutting-edge knowledge and shape the education of future leaders. In this video, you'll learn about the work of two exceptional faculty members:

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604November 26, 2013

Penn Science Café: Squid Camouflage

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Alison Sweeney has a Ph.D. in biology, yet is a member of Penn’s Department of Physics and Astronomy. What is a physicist doing studying giant clams and exotic squid? Her research is focused on photonic structures found in these creatures that give them unique and surprising abilities.

WHO:            Alison Sweeney
                     Assistant Professor of Physics

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658October 22, 2013

AAU Elects Penn President Amy Gutmann as Vice Chair

The Association of American Universities has elected University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann as its vice chair for the 2013-2014 term, the AAU announced today during its semi-annual meeting in Washington, D.C. 

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 14, 2013

New Network and Data Sciences Center to Open at Penn

The University of Pennsylvania is launching a new, interdisciplinary research effort to study and solve problems using the tools of the digital age: The Warren Center for Network & Data Sciences.  

Christopher Fang-Yen of Penn Engineering Receives New Scholar Award in Aging

Christopher Fang-Yen of Bioengineering has received the 2013 Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar Award in Aging. He will study hundreds of thousands of simple worms to compare the genetic correlates of their lifespans.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 1, 2013

Penn, Carnegie Mellon Receive Grant for Transportation Research

The University of Pennsylvania and Carnegie Mellon University have received a $5.65 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant for a joint research center to conduct transportation technology research and development.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Peter Winicov | winicov@wharton.upenn.edu | 215-746-6471September 30, 2013

Penn Engineering's GRASP Lab, Wharton's Mack Institute Take Y-Prize Global

Last year, the GRASP lab at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Wharton School’s Mack Institute helped take cutting-edge robots out of the lab and into the marketplace through the Y-Prize Competition.