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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 19, 2008

Penn Media Seminar on Neuroscience and Society

Sept. 19, 2008
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Penn Club of New York, Tarnapol Room

30 W. 44th Street,New York, N.Y.

If attending, please RSVP immediately to Blake Cole at 215-898-8721 or coleba@pobox.upenn.edu. The seminar is open to the news media only.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 267-934-9573August 18, 2008
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 6, 2008
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460August 5, 2008

David Thornburgh Named Executive Director of Fels Institute of Government

PHILADELPHIA –- David Thornburgh has been named executive director of the University of Pennsylvania Fels Institute of Government. The 70-year-old Fels Institute trains current and future leaders for public service in government.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422August 4, 2008

Penn President Amy Gutmann Named to ServiceNation Summit Leadership Council

PHILADELPHIA -- Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, has agreed to serve on the ServiceNation Summit Leadership Council, joining a group of influential individuals from diverse sectors of American life, including media, business, government, education, entertainment and philanthropy who endorse a comprehensive new proposal for enhancing service opportunities across the country.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460August 1, 2008

Penn Music Professor Jay Reise's "Rasputin" to Receive its Russian Premiere in Moscow

PHILADELPHIA –- “Rasputin,” an opera in two acts with music and libretto by Jay Reise, professor of music composition at the University of Pennsylvania, will have its Russian premiere Oct. 1-5 at the Helikon Opera in Moscow.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 30, 2008

Penn Scientists Demonstrate Potential of Graphene Films as Next-Generation Transistors

PHILADELPHIA –- Physicists at the University of Pennsylvania have characterized an aspect of graphene film behavior by measuring the way it conducts electricity on a substrate. This milestone advances the potential application of graphene, the ultra-thin, single-atom thick carbon sheets that conduct electricity faster and more efficiently than silicon, the current material of choice for transistor fabrication.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 30, 2008
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 29, 2008
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 25, 2008

University of Pennsylvania Researchers Demonstrate a Flexible, One-Step Assembly of Nanoscale Structures

PHILADELPHIA –- Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have created a one-step, repeatable method for the production of functional nanoscale patterns or motifs with adjustable features, size and shape using a single master “plate.”