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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 27, 2015

Three Penn Undergraduate Summer Associates Help to Affect Effective Philanthropy

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As summer associates with the Center for High Impact Philanthropy, Lisa Shmulyan, Bobby Lundquist and Amber Hu are using data, research and social media to help donors make the greatest difference in the lives of others.

This summer, three undergraduate students at the University of Pennsylvania are studying the best ways to research and promote effective charitable giving. 

John Oliver Shows Power, Limits of Entertainers

July 27, 2015

Brian Rosenwald of the School of Arts & Sciences writes about comedian John Oliver’s influence on politics and public policy.

Article Source: Philly.com

Bobby Jindal’s Opiate for the Masses

July 26, 2015

Anthea Butler of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about Republican president primary strategies.

Article Source: New Republic
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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422 July 31, 2015

Penn Hosts New Forerunner International Student Pre-orientation Program in China

This summer for the first time, the University of Pennsylvania launched an international student pre-orientation program in China for new students from China.

Picky Eating, to the Extreme

July 26, 2015

Wharton undergraduate student Corey Fader is featured for having a condition called avoidant/restrictive food-intake disorder, ARFID. Doctoral student Hannah Zickgraf of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about leading a study on the attitudes and behaviors of adult picky eaters.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

7 Challenges Successful People Overcome

July 22, 2015

Martin Seligman of the School of Arts & Sciences is mentioned for studying how people view failures.

Article Source: Entrepreneur

Audio/Video: Today’s Newest Teachers Face Tough Job Odds, High Turnover

July 22, 2015

Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education and the School of Arts & Sciences joins a discussion on the teacher job market and retention.

Article Source: “PBS NewsHour”
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 23, 2015

Penn Researchers Discover New Chiral Property of Silicon, With Photonic Applications

By encoding information in photons via their spin, “photonic” computers could be orders of magnitude faster and efficient than their current-day counterparts. Likewise, encoding information in the spin of electrons, rather than just their quantity, could make “spintronic” computers with similar advantages.   

Teachers May Be Staying in the Classroom Longer Than Expected, Says Study

July 21, 2015

Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education and the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for studying teacher retention.

Article Source: Huffington Post

Why Did Instagram Ban ‘Curvy’?

July 19, 2015

Ralph Rosen of the School of Arts & Sciences talks about his experience with social media platforms banning words.

Article Source: ThinkProgress.org