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Penn Amps Up Role in Coursera Online-education Effort

August 24, 2012

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School and Kevin Werbach, also of Wharton, talk about preparing for Penn Coursera classes.

Article Source: Philly.com

From the Future, a Subtle Spark of Recognition

August 10, 2012

Barbara Kahn of the Wharton School says, “People have embraced the convenience of technology, but I don’t know that the average person understands the potential of the data that is being aggregated through our devices.”

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | (215) 573-6604August 6, 2012

Penn Engineering’s Camp for Girls Grows, Adds Math Classes

PHILADELPHIA — In a ceremony in Levine Hall’s Wu and Chen Auditorium on Aug. 3, the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania graduated its latest class: 70 girls entering the 7th, 8th and 9th grades.

The graduates were students at GEMS -- Girls in Engineering, Math and Science -- a weeklong summer camp.

Penn Researchers Show New Way of Assembling Particles Into Complex Structures

Many recent advances in microtechnology and nanotechnology depend on microscopic spherical particles self-assembling into large-scale aggregates to form a relatively limited range of crystalline structures.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 1, 2012

Penn Researchers Show New Way of Assembling Particles Into Complex Structures

PHILADELPHIA — Many recent advances in microtechnology and nanotechnology depend on microscopic spherical particles self-assembling into large-scale aggregates to form a relatively limited range of crystalline structures.  Directed assembly is a new branch of this field, where scientists figure out how to make particles assemble to form a broad range of structures at given locations.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460
Media Contact:Sarah Stockton-Brown | sarah@grimmandgrove.com | 484-919-9883July 31, 2012

New Report From Penn’s Fels Institute Explores Growth of Local Governments Using Social Media

PHILADELPHIA – The Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania has released a new report, “The Rise of Social Government: An Advanced Guide and Review of Social Media’s Role in Local Government Operations,” providing hard data about the growing use of social media in local governments.

At Penn Lab, Scientists Take First Steps Toward Building Human Organs

July 29, 2012

Penn bioengineering research about 3D printing is featured.

Article Source: Philly.com

Time Off to Innovate: Good Idea or a Waste of Tech Talent?

July 24, 2012

Vice President Robin Beck of Information Systems and Computing discusses “Exploration Days” at ISC.

Article Source: Computer World

The Morning Download: Get Outside Your Comfort Zone

July 23, 2012

Ross Koppel of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on flaws in systems created for electronic medical records.

Article Source: The Wall Street Journal

That’s No Phone. That’s My Tracker.

July 13, 2012

Matt Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science shares his thoughts about tracking via cell phones.

Article Source: New York Times