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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 12, 2010

Two University of Pennsylvania Seniors and a Penn Alumna Win Gates Cambridge Scholarships

PHILADELPHIA –- A pair of University of Pennsylvania seniors and a Penn alumna are among 29 Gates Cambridge Scholarship winners from the United States. They will begin their graduate studies at the University of Cambridge in England in October. They bring the number of Penn winners to 20.

The scholarship winners selected are:

Defying Gravity: Elite Applications Skyrocket as Public Bodies Crash

February 11, 2010
President Amy Gutmann says the recession has bolstered applications to elite universities like Penn that provide generous financial aid.

10 Women

February 11, 2010
President Amy Gutmann is lauded for spearheading University initiatives.
Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News

Pixable Launches Photo Mosaics Tool

February 11, 2010
Penn students help test new photo-mosaics software.
Article Source: New York Times

Retirees: College Courses for the Taking

February 10, 2010
Penn’s senior auditing program is cited.
Article Source: SmartMoney

Dealing With a Difficult Adviser

February 9, 2010
Julie Miller Vick of Career Services authors an op-ed on academic advisers, featuring insight from Associate Ombudsman Michele Goldfarb.

Audio: Learning to Love February

February 9, 2010
David Thornburgh of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Fels Institute of Government provides motivational commentary.
Article Source: KYW Radio (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 4, 2010

2010 Thouron Award Winners Announced

PHILADELPHIA – A pair of University of Pennsylvania seniors and a recent Penn grad have received Thouron Awards to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom.

The award winners are:

Sperm Motility Secrets Revealed

February 4, 2010
Dejian Ren of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses sperm motility.
Article Source: The Scientist
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 3, 2010

National Academy of Sciences Honors Penn Psychologist Michael Kahana With Troland Research Award


PHILADELPHIA –- The National Academy of Sciences has honored Michael J. Kahana of the University of Pennsylvania and 16 other researchers with awards in recognition of extraordinary scientific achievements in the areas of biology, chemistry, geology, astronomy, and psychology.