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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460November 11, 2014

University of Pennsylvania Senior Studies the Humanities From the Inside Out

As a student at the University of Pennsylvania, senior Heather Holmes has co-written a book, attended the Cannes Film Festival as part of a Penn Summer program and learned firsthand what it takes to be a museum curator.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422October 27, 2014

Penn’s Celebration of Innovation Features Silfen Forum With Amy Gutmann and Walter Isaacson

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University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann and David L. Cohen, chair of Penn’s Board of Trustees, invite Penn students, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees and friends, as well as the region’s business and tech community, to a series of events from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31, celebrating innovation at Penn and showcasing Penn’s South Bank, a hub for innovation and new business ventures.

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann and David L. Cohen, chair of Penn’s Board of Trustees, invite Penn students, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees and friends, as well as the region’s business and tech community, to a series of events from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422October 22, 2014

Want to Change the World? Penn Has a Prize for That

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The search for entries in the inaugural President’s Engagement Prize competition is underway. As many as three seniors who design and undertake local, national or global engagement projects for the first year following their graduation will be selected for the President’s Engagement Prizes, which consist of $50,000 for living expenses and as much as $100,000 for project implementation expenses.

The big banner on the ARCH on Locust Walk and the emails from President Gutmann to the senior class have gotten the message out: The search for entries in the inaugural President’s Engagement Prize competition is underway.

Chomping on Ice Might Provide a Mental Boost for Those With Disorder, Study Finds

November 8, 2014

Melissa Hunt of the School of Arts & Sciences is highlighted for studying why people with iron-deficiency anemia of

Article Source: Washington Post

Springsteen Girls Prices Out as Rich Buy N.J. Shore Homes

November 10, 2014

Kevin Gillen of the School of Arts & Sciences comments on how Hurricane Sandy affected the housing market for New J

Article Source: Bloomberg News
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151November 4, 2014

Mentor Program Pairs Penn Freshmen With Powel Elementary School Students

Some University of Pennsylvania freshmen are already following in the Penn tradition of serving the community.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151October 28, 2014

For Penn Student Information Technology Advisors, the Job Provides Life Lessons

Being a student IT advisor at the University of Pennsylvania is not just about helping others. It’s also a learning experience.

Along with a team of professional Penn staff, 80 student information technology advisors offer tech support to students, faculty and staff who reside in all 11 College Houses. 

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460November 5, 2014

Penn’s Mary Frances Berry Honored by the American Society for Legal History

The American Society for Legal History has elected Mary Frances Berry an Honorary Fellow of the Society. Berry is the Geraldine R.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573=8151October 19, 2014

Enriching Internship Could Lead to a Career for Penn Student

Jane Wu is getting an early start at the University of Pennsylvania on a possible future career in research to help save the environment and preserve human health.

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

Penn Undergrad Works to Shed New Light on Nobel Prize Winner’s Novels

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University of Pennsylvania senior Emmett Wynn wanted to get a glimpse of what graduate school would be like before diving into the application process. So the comparative literature and intellectual history major from Albuquerque, N.M., enrolled in “J. M. Coetzee: Fiction, History, Theory,” a graduate course in the English department and African Studies Program in Penn’s School of Arts & Sciences. There he found not only the affirmation he sought but also a deep fascination with the work of this Nobel Prize-winning South African-born novelist.

By Christina Cook