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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 27, 2010

Penn Leads the Vote Students to Hold Election Day March and Rally Nov. 2

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHO:           

Amy Gutmann, University of Pennsylvania   president          

Penn Leads the Vote student representatives

 Penn marching band, Penn cheerleaders

 

WHAT:        

Election Day “Get out the Vote” March and Rally

Philippines Calls Myanmar Elections 'Farce'

October 27, 2010

Arthur Waldron of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the future of Asian states in terms of trade.

Article Source: Associated Press
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 25, 2010

Penn Awarded $990,000 Sloan Foundation Grant for Next-Generation Work/Family Research Network

PHILADELPHIA – The Work and Family Researchers Network, a social and virtual connector for interdisciplinary work-family researchers based at the University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded a $990,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

The new Network builds on the well established Alfred P. Sloan Work and Family Research Network that has operated at Boston College since 1997.  Sloan Foundation support will enable the current Network to transition from a Foundation-funded project to a sustainable organization enhancing future work-family scholarship.

Cultural Exchange: China’s Surprising Ancient Mummies

October 24, 2010

Victor Mair of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the ancestry of the mystery mummies.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658October 25, 2010

University of Pennsylvania Scientists Develop Method for Detecting MicroRNA From Living Cells

PHILADELPHIA -– Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a new electronic method for detecting microRNA isolated from living cells. MicroRNAs are a class of small biomolecules that control gene expression into proteins, the “workers” of the cell.  MicroRNAs act by binding to specific messenger RNAs that code for proteins, and, by doing so, inhibit protein synthesis.

BenePhilly and Federation Join Forces to Better Serve Jewish Older Adults

October 21, 2010

Penn’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy acknowledges a Philadelphia-based not-for-profit.

Article Source: Jewish Exponent

At U.S. Colleges, Chinese-Financed Centers Prompt Worries About Academic Freedom

October 17, 2010

Other U.S. colleges have resisted entering into such relationships. Among them, the University of Pennsylvania chose not to apply for a Confucius Institute, partly because it was uncomfortable with the Chinese government's involvement, says G. Cameron Hurst III, a former director of the university's Center for East Asian Studies.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 18, 2010

Penn Graduate Student Identifies New Species of Plant-Eating Dinosaur: Kukufeldia Tigatensis

PHILADELPHIA –- A fossil found more than 150 years ago has now been identified as the remains of a new species of dinosaur, the herbivore Kukufeldia tigatensis.  The study was led by University of Pennsylvania graduate student Andrew McDonald and paleontologists from the Natural History Museum, London.        

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 15, 2010

Rebecca Bushnell’s Term as Dean of Arts and Sciences at University of Pennsylvania Is Extended

PHILADELPHIA –- University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price announced today that Rebecca Bushnell has agreed to extend her term as dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Penn until June 30, 2013.

Meatless Eating Is Hot on Philadelphia College Campuses

October 14, 2010

Victor Galli and Leah Abrams, students in the School of Arts Sciences, and Ian Penkala, a student in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, discuss Penn’s vegetarian dining options.

Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News