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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 20, 2009

Penn Team Uses Self-Assembly to Make Tiny Particles With Patches of Charge


PHILADELPHIA –- Physicists, chemists and engineers at the University of Pennsylvania have demonstrated a novel method for the controlled formation of patchy particles, using charged, self-assembling molecules that may one day serve as drug-delivery vehicles to combat disease and perhaps be used in small batteries that store and release charge.

Field Study: Just How Relevant Is Political Science?

October 19, 2009
Rogers Smith of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the field of political science.
Article Source: New York Times

The White House’s ‘Ironic’ Mao Moment? Glenn Beck Doesn’t Get It.

October 17, 2009
Arthur Waldron of the School of Arts and Sciences analyzes the White House communications director’s comments about Mao Zedong.
Article Source: Christian Science Monitor

Prospect Research: The Secret Service

October 16, 2009
Marc Keller of Development authors an op-ed on donor-prospect research.
Article Source: Philanthropy Journal

Brain Science Starting to Impact Varied Fields

October 15, 2009
Martha Farah of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on recent advances in neuroscience.
Article Source: Reuters

Neuroscience: Small, Furry … and Smart

October 14, 2009
Martha Farah of the School of Arts and Sciences says regulating brain-enhancing drugs is problematic.
Article Source: Nature

Penn Archaeologist Recreates Ancient Brews

October 13, 2009
Patrick McGovern of Penn Museum and the School of Arts and Sciences is featured, alongside his book, “Uncorking the Past,” for his expertise in ancient brewing.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Mulling a Long-Term Drop in Homeownership Rate

October 8, 2009
Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts and Sciences and Joseph Gyourko of the Wharton School are cited for their expertise in home-ownership rates.
Article Source: American Banker

World Innovation Summit for Education Announces the 6 WISE Awards 2009 Winners

October 7, 2009
President Amy Gutmann is a World Innovation Summit for Education juror.

Area Campuses Turning Green in Many Ways

October 7, 2009
Some of Penn’s green initiatives are highlighted.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer