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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460March 27, 2015

Penn Freshman Turns Bullying Bystanders Into Anti-bullying ‘Upstanders’

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As he was preparing to graduate from high school last year, Jacob Gardenswartz, a freshman from San Diego, started laying the groundwork to expand a local anti-bullying theater project he helped develop into a national program. Last semester, he received a text message from his mother bearing good news. She sent a photo of the IRS letter granting his organization impACT on Stage 501(c)(3) nonprofit status.

As he was preparing to graduate from high school last year, Jacob Gardenswartz, a University of Pennsylvania freshman from San Diego, started laying the groundwork to expand a local anti-bullying theater project he helped develop into a national program.

Need Financial Advice? Ask the Future You

March 25, 2015

Joseph Kable of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about how discounting can affect decisions including person

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194March 25, 2015

Penn Senior Investigates the State of Airport Security

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As part of his honors thesis project, University of Pennsylvania senior Hillel Neumark has been investigating the history of airport security and reflecting on what can be done in the future to ensure that security measures are effective and trustworthy.

By Sarah Welsh

Ever since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, airport security has been at the forefront of national concern. The United States has since taken numerous measures to tighten security in airports, hoping to prevent similar attacks.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658March 25, 2015

President Gutmann Announces 2015 President’s Engagement Prize Winners at Penn

President Amy Gutmann today announced the selection of five undergraduates at the University of Pennsylvania as the inaugural President’s Engagement Prize recipients. Awarded annually to Penn students to design and undertake fully-funded local, national or global engagement projects during the first year after they graduate, the President’s Engagement Prizes underscore the high priority that Penn places on educating students to put their knowledge to work for the betterment of humankind. 

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194March 24, 2015

New Penn Program Studies the Body’s Cells, One By One

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The Penn Program in Single Cell Biology is a new effort by faculty members James Eberwine and Junhyong Kim to understand biology as it happens in each individual cell.

By Sarah Welsh

Cancer starts with a single cell going haywire. What is it about that one cell that makes it different from the rest, setting it on a path of destruction? A new program at the University of Pennsylvania may help find an answer to that and many other questions.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460March 23, 2015

Jay Kaufman to Speak in Penn Program on Race, Science & Society Lecture

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Professor Kaufman will be the inaugural visiting scholar delivering a public lecture, on March 25, and presenting his research on the causes of racial health disparities at a workshop the next day.

WHAT:           University of Pennsylvania Program on Race, Science & Society, “How Do We Study Racial Disparities in Health and What Have We Learned?” Public Lecture

How Real-life Al Rivals ‘Terminator’: Robots Take the Shot

March 20, 2015

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences comments on the military’s inc

Article Source: LiveScience.com
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Media Contact:Gina Bryan | bryangm@upenn.edu | 215-898-8721 March 20, 2015

Penn Science Café Presents ‘Investigating the Origins of America’s First City’

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The ancient city of Cahokia thrived from 1050 to 1300 and was home to more than 20,000 people. Among many other activities, these people built massive earthen mounds that served a variety of functions. However, the history of mound building begins nearly 5,000 years before the mounds at Cahokia were constructed. In this talk, Dr. Kassabaum investigates the origins of America's first city by considering these precursors.

WHO:       Megan Kassabaum

                Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology

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Media Contact: Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460March 19, 2015

Penn’s Fels Institute Hosts National Public Policy Challenge March 22

The Final round and announcement of the winner of the 4th Annual National Invitational Public Policy Challenge, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Fels Institute of Government, will be held March 22 at the National Constitution Center.

Russian Punk Activists Pussy Riot Speak at Penn

March 18, 2015

Kevin Platt of the School of Arts & Sciences is mentioned for moderating an event featuring Russian punk-political activist duo Pussy Riot. William Burke-White of the Law School is also mentioned as the director of the Perry World House that is set to officially open in January.

Article Source: Philly.com