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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 1, 2014

Research From Penn and UCSB Shows How Giant Clams Harness the Sun

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Researchers have now shown how giant clams use iridescent structures to thrive, operating as exceedingly efficient, living greenhouses that grow symbiotic algae as a source of food. This understanding could have implications for alternative energy research.

Evolution in extreme environments has produced life forms with amazing abilities and traits. Beneath the waves, many creatures sport iridescent structures that rival what materials scientists can make in the laboratory.

The Odds, Continually Updated

September 29, 2014

Uri Simonsohn of the School of Arts & Sciences and the Wharton School is cited for reporting on common statistical

Article Source: New York Times

India’s Modi Comes Full Circle at Madison Square Garden

September 28, 2014

Devesh Kapur of the School of Arts & Sciences shares his thoughts on India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi visit to

Article Source: Time
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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.

Changing Bad Habits the Smart Way

September 28, 2014

Katherine Milkman of the Wharton School comments on how to build new and better habits.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Demonstrating to Young Minds the Possibilities of Physics

September 26, 2014

Larry Gladney of the School of Arts & Sciences is highlighted for visiting a local high school for a physics demons

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

My Dad, the Psychodramatist

September 26, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences writes about his new book abou

Article Source: Psychology Today
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 25, 2014

Penn Professor Daniel Gillion Receives APSA Best Book Award

Daniel Gillion, University of Pennsylvania assistant professor of political science, has won the American Political Science Association Race, Ethnicity and Politics Section’s 2014 Best Book Award for The Political Power of Protest: Minority Activism and Shifts in Public Policy.

Will Cancer-sniffing Dogs Lose Their Jobs to a Machine?

September 24, 2014

Cynthia Otto of the School of Veterinary Medicine and A.T.

Article Source: PBS Newshour

Enslavement’s Shadow

September 22, 2014

Tukufu Zuberi of the School of Arts & Sciences writes about “Yard No. 4.”

Article Source: Huffington Post