School of Arts & Sciences

Meet the Millennial Behind Philly’s LGBT Equality Bill

December 10, 2013

Fels Institute of Government student Chris Goy is featured for his work with Councilman Kenney and the LGBT Equality Bill.

Article Source: Philadelphia Magazine
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194December 12, 2013

Penn Researcher Traces the History of the American Urban Squirrel

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Until recently, Etienne Benson, an assistant professor in the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of History and Sociology of Science, has trained his academic eye on the history of conservation of large, charismatic wildlife, such as tigers, grizzly bears and orcas. With his latest publication, however, he consciously chose to investigate a creature that may be considered less exotic, and is certainly smaller: the squirrel.

Until recently, Etienne Benson, an assistant professor in the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of History and Sociology of Science, has trained his academic eye on the history of conservation of large, charismatic wildlife, such as tigers, grizzly bears and orca

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194December 11, 2013

One Protein, Two Personalities: Penn Team Identifies New Mechanism of Cancer Spread

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A new finding by University of Pennsylvania scientists has identified key steps that trigger the disintegration of cellular regulation that leads to cancer. Their discovery—that a protein called Exo70 has a split personality, with one form keeping cells under tight control and another contributing to the ability of tumors to invade distant parts of the body—points to new possibilities for diagnosing cancer metastasis.

Cancer involves a breakdown of normal cell behavior. Cell reproduction and movement go haywire, causing tumors to grow and spread through the body.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460December 10, 2013

Penn Center for Advanced Study of India Announces New Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship

The Center for the Advanced Study of India at the University of Pennsylvania has announced a new fellowship that will enable recent Penn graduates to conduct independent research for nine months or more in India.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460December 10, 2013

Fels Institute at Penn Publishes New Book by Pa. State Rep. Dwight Evans

The Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania has published a new book by Pennsylvania State Rep. Dwight Evans

Making Ideas Matter: My Life as a Policy Entrepreneur” is described as “a primer for students of policy, political junkies, lovers of history and those who think that public service is a noble calling.”

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460December 9, 2013

Penn Social Science & Policy Forum to Host Talk by Demetrios Papademetriou

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On December 13, Demetrios Papademetriou, an internationally noted policy expert on immigration, will give the SSPF’s final talk of the fall semester, “Getting Comprehensive Immigration Policy Right.”

WHO:             Penn Social Science & Policy Forum

Remembering Nelson Mandela

December 6, 2013

Mary Frances Berry of the School of Arts and Sciences reflects on the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela.

Pope Francis, Vatican II & ‘the right Tony’

December 4, 2013

Joseph Tierney and John Dilulio of the School of Arts and Sciences co-author an op-ed about Pope Francis.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Nelson Mandela

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