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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194April 2, 2014

Strain-specific Lyme Disease Immunity Lasts for Years, Penn Research Finds

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A new study led by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania shows that humans appear to develop immunity against specific strains of the Lyme disease that can last six to nine years.

Lyme disease, if not treated promptly with antibiotics, can become a lingering problem for those infected.

America’s Neglected Financial Children

March 28, 2014

Devesh Kapur of the School of Arts and Sciences co-authors a commentary on an IMF reform package.

Article Source: Project Syndicate

India Sits on the Fence Over Sri Lanka

March 28, 2014

E. Sridharan of the Institute for the Advanced Study of India in the School of Arts and Sciences comments on India’s sensitivity about Sri Lanka’s handling of insurgency.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194March 28, 2014

Penn Students to Host Philadelphia Middle Schoolers for ‘Science Day’ April 3

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The Department of Earth and Environmental Science in Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences is hosting “Science Day: From Microbes to Mountains," on April 3 from 4-7 p.m.

WHO:             Students from the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Earth and Environmental Science and Rising Sons, a Philadelphia nonprofit

Russia’s Power Media Bubble

March 19, 2014

Kevin M. F. Platt of the School of Arts and Sciences blogs about Russia’s media.

Article Source: Huffington Post

Owl Monkeys Rate Among the Animal World's Best Mates and Fathers

March 23, 2014

Eduardo Fernandez-Duque of the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted on his anthropological study of monogamous monkeys.

Article Source: NBC News
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Media Contact:Monica Yant Kinney | mokinney@vpul.upenn.edu | 215-898-8016
Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151March 25, 2014

Disabilities Symposium at Penn: April 11


 
WHAT:          The 13th Annual Disabilities Symposium, hosted by the Weingarten Learning Resources Center, University of Pennsylvania, will welcome guest speakers Angela Duckworth and Adam Taliaferro.
 

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820March 24, 2014

Penn Undergraduate Assembly Elections Provide Lessons in Leadership

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Penn students are voting this week, electing new leaders for the Undergraduate Assembly. Major campaign issues include mental health access, diversity and fund allocation. Voting ends Friday, March 28 at 5 p.m.

Every vote counts.

Each spring, the top leadership positions within the University of Pennsylvania’s Undergraduate Assembly, are up for election.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820March 24, 2014

Penn’s Undergrad Chief of the Medical Emergency Response Team Helps Save Lives

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Grace Kunas, a junior biology major, serves as the chief of Penn's student-run, all-volunteer emergency medical response team. MERT prides itself on its ability to reach a person in need of help in less than five minutes and they're on duty every night from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Grace Kunas knows that every second counts in a crisis.

Kunas, a junior from Madison, N.J., is chief of the all-volunteer Medical Emergency Response Team at the University of Pennsylvania.  For her it is a chance to fulfill a personal and professional goal to help others.

Audio: Exploring the Reality and Promise of Genetic Testing

March 20, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted about genetic testing.