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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460March 13, 2014

Penn Study Examines How Social Ties Influence Awards Given by Peers or Critics

When it comes to winning Oscars and other awards to gain recognition and success in Hollywood, who you know matters just as much as who is judging, according to a new University of Pennsylvania collaborative study.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460March 13, 2014

Penn-organized Summit Served as a Catalyst to Strengthen African Think Tanks

The first-ever summit of African think tank leaders, co-organized by the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program, has resulted in a number of important recommendations.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | | 215-898-9194March 13, 2014

Penn Team Links Africans’ Ability to Digest Milk to Spread of Cattle Raising

A new study led by University of Pennsylvania researchers — constituting the largest examination ever of lactase persistence in geographically diverse populations of Africans — investigated the genetic origins of this lactose tolerance and offers support to the idea that the ability to digest milk was a powerful selective force in a variety of African populations which raised cattle and consumed the animals’ fresh milk.

Babies are born with the ability to digest lactose, the sugar found in milk, but most humans lose this ability after infancy because of declining levels of the lactose-digesting enzyme lactase.

Centuries-old Mass Grave of Irish Laborers Probed in Pennsylvania

March 9, 2014

Janet Monge of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Penn Museum is quoted about the importance of Duffy’s Cut.

Article Source: Chicago Tribune
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Ukraine, Russia Tensions and Crimea

Note for TV and radio: The University of Pennsylvania has an on-campus satellite uplink facility with live-shot capability and an on-campus ISDN line.