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

Penn President Amy Gutmann to Welcome Incoming Freshmen

WHO:            Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, and incoming freshmen

WHAT:          Move-in for Penn's Class of 2018

WHEN:          Aug. 22, 2014, 11am

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422August 19, 2014

Penn Sophomore Seeks to Improve Pneumonia Vaccines

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University Scholar sophomore Ivan Ye from Iowa City, Iowa, has spent the summer conducting research focused on identifying a vaccine for pneumonia in the lab of Hao Shen, associate professor of microbiology at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine.

By Christina Cook

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422August 18, 2014

Penn Doctoral Candidate Minh Nguyen Sets His Sights on Curing Diseases

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Doctoral candidate in chemistry Minh Nguyen’s desire to help cure disease led him to Penn. He is currently researching a compound that may help in the treatment of cancer.

Minh Nguyen says he dropped out of medical school after just one year when he realized that there was a better way to save lives.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151August 15, 2014

Penn Student May Have Found His Calling While Pursuing Religious Studies

What started out as a summer volunteer project and a journey to Thailand to learn about Buddhism may lead to a career choice for University of Pennsylvania student James An.

Obama Addresses Ferguson, Mo., Turmoil, Says ‘Now Is the Time for Healing’

August 14, 2014

Anthea Butler of the School of Arts and Sciences expresses disappointment in President Obama's response to racial issues.

Article Source: Washington Post

‘How Paris Became Paris’

August 14, 2014

A review of a new book by Joan DeJean of the School of Arts and Sciences that gives an historical tour of Paris.

Article Source: Washington Times
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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422June 14, 2014

Penn’s Minh Nguyen Receives International Sabin Metal Ron Bleggi Award

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Minh Nguyen, a third-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Chemistry in the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Arts & Sciences, has received the 2014 Sabin Metal Ron Bleggi Award from the International Precious Metals Institute. Nguyen accepted the award at IPMI’s 38th Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla.

Minh Nguyen, a third-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Chemistry in the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Arts & Sciences, has received the 2014 Sabin Metal Ron Bleggi Award from the International Precious Metals Institute.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151August 14, 2014

Student Campaign at Penn Spotlights Cultural Resource Centers on Campus

Through a student-led video and poster campaign, University of Pennsylvania students are getting the word out about six cultural resource centers available to help classmates achieve success inside and outside the classroom. 

Audio: The Crisis in Iraq

August 13, 2014

Brendan O'Leary from the School of Arts and Sciences is interviewed about the upheaval in the Middle East.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

While Protesters Rage Against Tech Giants, Biotech Drives Quietly By

August 12, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted on the lack of objection to advances in biotechnology.

 

 

Article Source: Xconomy