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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194 April 30, 2014

Two Penn Professors Elected to National Academy of Sciences

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Charles Kane and Scott Poethig of the University of Pennsylvania have been elected members of the National Academy of Sciences, considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded a United States scientist or engineer.

Charles Kane and Scott Poethig of the University of Pennsylvania have been elected members of the National Academy of Sciences, considered one of the highest honors that can be acc

Where Yinz at

April 29, 2014

William Labov of the School of Arts and Sciences says, “I think Philadelphia is torn between its northern and southern heritage.”

Article Source: Slate.com
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194
Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658April 30, 2014

Four Researchers From Penn Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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Four researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation's most prestigious honorary societies and a leading center for independent policy research.

Four researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation's most prestigious honorary societies and a leading center for independent policy research.

The new honorees are:

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422 April 30, 2014

Heather Williams Appointed Sixth Presidential Professor at Penn

Heather Andrea Williams has been named the sixth Presidential Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1.  Williams will be Presidential Professor and Professor of Africana Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 30, 2014

Fels Institute at Penn Hosts ‘Obamacare: What’s True? What’s False? What’s Next?’ Conference

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Since August 2013, the Fels Institute of Government at Penn and the Rockefeller Institute of the University at Albany-SUNY have co-sponsored a national network of researchers in 35 states studying the implementation and evolution of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, widely known as Obamacare. Preliminary research findings will be released May 1.

WHO:             Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 29, 2014

‘Couldn’t Be Chased From Studying Russia,’ Penn Professor Labors On

A research trip to Russia 12 years ago has left University of Pennsylvania political science professor Rudra Sil with an appreciation of why some people fear that extreme far-right groups will gain more influence in the new Ukraine.

On June 9, 2002, Sil was attacked on the streets of Moscow.

Under State Oversight, Pontiac Schools’ Overhaul Is a Struggle

April 28, 2014

Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts and Sciences says, “You had more racial diversity and socio-economic mixing in the public schools, and far fewer schools with all rich kids together and all poor kids together.”

Article Source: Detroit News

India’s Political Parties Look Overseas for Poll Support

April 28, 2014

Devesh Kapur of the School of Arts and Sciences says, “For Modi the overseas Gujaratis who are clearly wealthy are a way to acquire a degree of legitimacy.”

Article Source: Financial Times

The Piketty Panic on the Left

April 25, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences writes about a review of Thomas Piketty’s new book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century.

Article Source: Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 28, 2014

Merging Engineering and Imagination, Four Penn Juniors Turn Dreams Into Reality

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John Nappo, Sade Oba, Emre Tanirgan and Gabrielle Patterson competed in Walt Disney Imagineering’s 23rd Imaginations competition, in which student teams devised city-scale interactive experiences.

By Marjorie Ferrone

It can take what John Nappo calls “blood, sweat and tears” to materialize a dream, but this is the price he and fellow University of Pennsylvania students Sade Oba, Emre Tanirgan and Gabrielle Patterson say they willingly paid in return for a finalist position in Walt Disney Imagineering’s 23rd Imaginations competition.