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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151October 28, 2014

For Penn Student Information Technology Advisors, the Job Provides Life Lessons

Being a student IT advisor at the University of Pennsylvania is not just about helping others. It’s also a learning experience.

Along with a team of professional Penn staff, 80 student information technology advisors offer tech support to students, faculty and staff who reside in all 11 College Houses. 

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573=8151October 19, 2014

Enriching Internship Could Lead to a Career for Penn Student

Jane Wu is getting an early start at the University of Pennsylvania on a possible future career in research to help save the environment and preserve human health.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422October 30, 2014

Penn Undergrad Works to Shed New Light on Nobel Prize Winner’s Novels

University of Pennsylvania senior Emmett Wynn wanted to get a glimpse of what graduate school would be like before diving into the application process. So the comparative literature and intellectual history major from Albuquerque, N.M., enrolled in “J. M. Coetzee: Fiction, History, Theory,” a graduate course in the English department and African Studies Program in Penn’s School of Arts & Sciences. There he found not only the affirmation he sought but also a deep fascination with the work of this Nobel Prize-winning South African-born novelist.

By Christina Cook

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194November 4, 2014

James Serpell to Discuss Domestication of Wolves and Wildcats at Penn Science Café

Penn Science Café series lecture and discussion, “Why Did Early Humans Domesticate Wolves and Wildcats? A Novel Look at a Very Old Question”

WHO: James Serpell
Director, Center for the Interaction of Animals and Society, and
Marie A. Moore Professor of Ethics & Animal Welfare

Penn’s Climate Action Plan: Creating a Culture of Sustainability

Five years after releasing its original Climate Action Plan, the University of Pennsylvania has demonstrated wide-ranging accomplishments in integrating sustainability into coursework as well as campus planning, design and operations.


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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604November 5, 2014

Penn Bioengineer Looking for Epigenomic Patterns Linked to Neurological Disorders

Jennifer Phillips-Cremins was named a 2014 New York Stem Cell Foundation Robertson Stem Cell Investigator. The award will support the study of how the three-dimensional organization of DNA within cells directs the development of the human brain.

By Madeleine Stone @themadstone

Penn President Gutmann Helps Honor Malala Yousafzai at Liberty Medal Ceremony

Speaking to a gathering of 1,400 guests at the Liberty Medal ceremony at the National Constitution Center, Penn President Amy Gutmann praised 17-year-old Medal recipient Malala Yousafzai, “for her powerful force for good on our planet."

Celebrating Innovation at Penn

On Friday, Oct. 31, Penn President Amy Gutmann and David L. Cohen, chair of Penn’s Board of Trustees, welcomed more than 750 Penn students, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees, and friends, as well as members of the region’s business and tech community to the “Celebration of Innovation at Penn,”

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 13, 2014

Penn’s Martin Seligman Honored With Inaugural TANG Prize for Lifetime of Work

Martin Seligman, the director of the Positive Psychology Center and the Zellerbach Family Professor of Psychology in the University of Pennsylvania's School of Arts & Sciences, will be honored with the inaugural

Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151September 29, 2014

La Casa Latina at Penn Marks 15th Anniversary

For some University of Pennsylvania students, La Casa Latina is the next best thing to being at home with their families.