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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820August 22, 2014

Senior Leads Penn Women’s Ice Hockey Club Into the 2014-15 Season

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She's only been on the ice for three years, but senior Alyssa Johncola from Northeast Philadelphia is leading the pack as the president of the women's ice hockey club at Penn.

Alyssa Johncola is an unstoppable force at the University of Pennsylvania.

She’s the president, right winger and former substitute goalie of the women’s ice hockey team, a club made up of both graduate and undergraduate students at Penn.

Four Penn Students Built a Smart Thermometer to Help Parents Monitor Their Kids’ Fevers Anytime, Anywhere

August 22, 2014

Undergraduates Collin Hill and Aaron Goldstein of the Wharton School and William Duckworth of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and School of Arts & Sciences alum Becca Goldstein are featured for developing a smartphone-app thermometer.

Article Source: Business Insider (India)

25 Percent of Harrisburg Property Owners Don’t Pay Taxes on Time

August 21, 2014

Kevin Gillen of the School of Arts & Sciences explains how late tax payments weaken the system.

Article Source: Harrisburg Patriot-News
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151August 21, 2014

Penn Student Assists in Developing an Economic Growth Plan in Guatemala

In a very poor but picturesque region of Guatemala, Seth Amos spent the summer working to help a town to develop an economic growth strategy.  

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460August 21, 2014

Penn Sophomore Speaks at U.N. Human Rights Session in Geneva

In testimony before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Benjamin Fogel spoke out against the repression of political freedom, false imprisonment and the absence of an independent judiciary in Belarus. But Fogel isn’t a world leader or foreign-policy expert.

From Watts in 1965 to Ferguson Today, Lessons on Race Left Unlearned

August 14, 2014

Mary Frances Berry and Rogers Smith of the School of Arts & Sciences are quoted about race relations in America in light of the crisis in Ferguson, Mo.

Article Source: Washington Post
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460August 20, 2014

Penn Prof Al Filreis to Host N.Y. Public Library Inaugural ‘ModPo’ MOOC Meet-up

In the New York City area, online students in a University of Pennsylvania massive open online course on modern poetry are getting the chance to meet offline.

The venue is the New York Public Library where learners in Penn English professor Al Filreis’Modern and Contemporary American Poetry” MOOC can gather for weekly in-person discussions.

Avec Obama, les Noirs ont cru que ça allait s’améliorer

August 18, 2014

Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts & Sciences is interviewed about President Obama, race in America and the crisis in Ferguson, Mo.

Article Source: Liberation (France)

7 Work-life Balance Lies That Are Ruining Your Life

August 11, 2014

Jerry Jacobs of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about the difficulties and sacrifices associated with negotiating a flexible work schedule.

Article Source: Time
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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