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Audio: Facebook Is Making it Easier to Be an Organ Donor

May 2, 2012

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses how Facebook can be compared to a will.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 30, 2012

Penn Scientists Develop Large-scale Simulation of Human Blood

PHILADELPHIA — Having a virtual copy of a patient’s blood in a computer would be a boon to researchers and doctors. They could examine a simulated heart attack caused by blood clotting in a diseased coronary artery and see if a drug like aspirin would be effective in reducing the size of such a clot.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 27, 2012

Penn and Bryn Mawr Sign Agreement to Fast-track Undergrads Into Penn Engineering Master’s Programs

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania and Bryn Mawr College are launching a new program that will allow undergraduates at Bryn Mawr to gain early admission into a master’s degree program offered by Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.  The arrangement effectively allows Bryn Mawr students to obtain their bachelor’s degree in four years and then, through Penn, obtain their master’s degree with just one additional year of study.

Tech Life: Shooting Hoops at the ‘Bot Expo

April 26, 2012

Daniel Lee of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is quoted from the expo’s keynote.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 24, 2012

Penn Researchers Create First Custom Designed Protein Crystal

PHILADELPHIA -- Protein design is technique that is increasingly valuable to a variety of fields, from biochemistry to therapeutics to materials engineering. University of Pennsylvania chemists have taken this kind of design a step further; using computational methods, they have created the first custom-designed protein crystal.

A Day in the Life of Penn, Spring 2012

Crew teams at dawn. A midday rush to food trucks along Spruce Street. An evening performance in an on-campus theater.

These are just a handful of the moments, big and small, captured in the first-ever University-wide photo project, “A Day in the Life of Penn.”

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 18, 2012

Penn to Offer Online Classes via Coursera

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania will join Princeton University, the University of Michigan, the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University in partnering with Coursera, an online education platform, to make Web-based courses available free and to improve teaching on campuses. 

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 16, 2012

Penn Nourish International to Engage With Nicaragua on Sustainable Health Resource Project

Penn Nourish International and the Wake Forest chapter of Nourish have teamed up to conduct a service project at a Nicaraguan health clinic this summer.

Nourish International members from each school will volunteer in the tiny community of William Galeano on the outskirts of Managua.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194April 17, 2012

Five Penn Professors Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

PHILADELPHIA — Five professors from the University of Pennsylvania are among the 220 elected to the 2012 class of members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

One of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies, the Academy is also a leading center for independent policy research. The current membership includes some of the world's most accomplished leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the humanities and the arts.

Video: Less Pain, Great Gain

April 10, 2012

Lillian Aronson of the School of Veterinary Medicine comments on a new minimally invasive surgery suite.

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