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

New Clearman Cottage Writer’s Residency Established for Penn Undergraduate

A new University of Pennsylvania writers residency program will offer an undergraduate from Penn’s writing community the time and space to hone his or her craft in the Pacific Northwest for a week during spring break.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422September 4, 2014

Penn Sophomore Seeks to Globalize Iceland’s Innovations in Renewable Energy

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This summer, University of Pennsylvania sophomore Elizabeth Dresselhaus of Boulder, Colo., studied renewable energy in Iceland, a country with vast reserves of geothermal energy and hydropower.

By Christina Cook

Dinosaur Nest Had 24 Hatchlings and a ‘Babysitter’

August 29, 2014

Researchers from the School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Veterinary Medicine are highlighted for analyzing a 120-million-year-old fossil of a possible dinosaur nest.

Article Source: CBS News
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 3, 2014

Penn Study Demonstrates Wearable Sensors to Detect Firearm Use

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In a study, published this week in the journal PLOS ONE, Charles Loeffler, an assistant professor of criminology at Penn, demonstrates the feasibility of using low-cost, wearable inertial sensors to detect firearm usage. The study demonstrates that wearable sensors could one day transform the correctional system by tracking gun use by community-based offenders, who account for a disproportionate share of fatal and non-fatal shootings.

A new study from the University of Pennsylvania demonstrates that wearable sensors could one day transform the correctional system by tracking gun use by community-based offenders, who account for a disproportionate share of fatal and non-fatal shootings.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460
Media Contact:Gina Bryan | bryangm@upenn.edu | 215-898-8721September 3, 2014

Penn Lightbulb Café Presents ‘Freedom to Innovate: The Global Spread of Fair Use’

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Over the past decade and a half, South Korea, Israel and Singapore have all adopted U.S.-style fair use. Today, a dozen additional countries are considering new fair use laws. Professor Decherney will discuss the potential impact of global fair use on technology, creativity and online debate.

WHO:             Peter Decherney

                      Professor of English and Cinema Studies

University of Pennsylvania Students ‘SAIL’ Into Math and Science

September 3, 2014

Dennis DeTurck and Bruce Lenthall of the School of Arts & Sciences write about a hands-on approach to teaching STEM through Structured Active In-class Learning, SAIL.

Article Source: Republic 3.0

For a New Paradigm of Social Justice

September 1, 2014

Devesh Kapur of the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for a collaborative survey that traced the trajectory of Dalit entrepreneurs.

Article Source: The Hindu
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151September 3, 2014

Learning Lessons by Integrating Sustainability in the Classroom at Penn

As an environmental studies major at the University of Pennsylvania, Kinsey Miller already knew about many sustainability issues. 

But, after spending the summer as a researcher in the Penn Green Campus Partnership’s Integrating Sustainability Across the Curriculum program, her interests have expanded further.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422September 4, 2014

New Penn Integrates Knowledge Website Highlights Program’s Broad Impact

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Since 2005 the University of Pennsylvania‘s Penn Integrates Knowledge program has brought to campus exceptional faculty members whose research and teaching exemplify the integration of knowledge across disciplines.

Since 2005 the University of Pennsylvania‘s Penn Integrates Knowledge program has brought to campus exceptional faculty members whose research and teaching exemplify the integration of knowledge across disciplines. 

Want Better, Smaller Government? Hire Another Million Federal Bureaucrats.

August 29, 2014

John DiIulio of the School of Arts & Sciences pens an op-ed about expanding the federal public service by 1 million and pruning federal private contractors to make way for better, smaller government.

Article Source: Washington Post