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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151August 4, 2014

Senior Michael Steele Helps Integrate Sustainability Into the Classroom at Penn

Michael Steele stayed on the University of Pennsylvania campus this summer pursuing research as one of four students selected to participate in the Penn Green Campu

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422August 4, 2014

Penn Physicist’s NIH Award to Advance Rapid, Graphene-based Gene Sequencing

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Marija Drndić, a professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy in the University of Pennsylvania's School of Arts & Sciences has been awarded a two-year, $880,000 grant for a project aimed at reducing the cost and time of genome sequencing. The grant was made by the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

Marija Drndić, a professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy in the University of Pennsylvania's School of Arts & Sciences has been awarded a two-year, $880,000 grant for a project aimed at reducing the cost and time of genome sequencing.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 11, 2014

Penn Undergrad Startup Aims to Make Finding Grants Easier

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A startup by University of Pennsylvania undergraduates Grace Truong, John Lu and Nick Liu Grant Fellow LLC., Grant Fellow’s website is an online aggregator, search engine and task manager that will streamline and simplify the grant-writing process for universities and nonprofits alike.

By Madeleine Stone  @themadstone

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

Penn Physicists Receive Kaufman Foundation Award to Study ‘Living Optical Devices’

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A pair of University of Pennsylvania physicists will receive one of the nine grants being awarded this year by the Charles E. Kaufman Foundation, part of The Pittsburgh Foundation, which supports cutting-edge scientific research in chemistry, biology and physics at institutions across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

A pair of University of Pennsylvania physicists will receive one of the nine grants being awarded this year by the Charles E.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 4, 2014

Penn Astronomers Will Use Newly Funded Telescope in Hunt for Dark Energy

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After more than a decade of development and planning, the National Science Foundation has approved federal construction of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, of which the University of Pennsylvania is a member, will manage the $473 million construction project.

After more than a decade of development and planning, the National Science Foundation has approved federal construction of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, of which the University of Pennsylvania is a member, will manage the $473 million construction project.  

Can an Independent Kurdistan Reshape the Middle East?

July 29, 2014

Brendan O’Leary of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about EU recognition.

Article Source: Newsweek

Inspirational Tales of Economic Mobility

July 27, 2014

A book titled Defying All Odds, co-authored by Devesh Kapur of the School of Arts & Sciences, is reviewed.

Article Source: Hindu BusinessLine
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460July 30, 2014

Penn Student Gains Foreign Diplomacy Experience as State Department e-Intern

Erica Ma, spent her junior year at the University of Pennsylvania working in a federal government internship that didn’t require her to live in Washington, D.C., or be based in any specific part of the world. That’s because she worked remotely as an e-intern in the State Department’s Virtual Student Foreign Service program.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 30, 2014

Penn Physics/Medicine Receives $2.8 Million Grant for Stroke Research

The National Institutes of Health have awarded University of Pennsylvania researchers a five-year, $2.8 million grant to further research on techniques for monitoring blood flow in the brain following strokes.

OKCupid, Say It Ain’t So!

July 29, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences discusses how social networks can undermine trust.

Article Source: Psychology Today