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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194March 24, 2015

New Penn Program Studies the Body’s Cells, One By One

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The Penn Program in Single Cell Biology is a new effort by faculty members James Eberwine and Junhyong Kim to understand biology as it happens in each individual cell.

By Sarah Welsh

Cancer starts with a single cell going haywire. What is it about that one cell that makes it different from the rest, setting it on a path of destruction? A new program at the University of Pennsylvania may help find an answer to that and many other questions.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460March 23, 2015

Jay Kaufman to Speak in Penn Program on Race, Science & Society Lecture

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Professor Kaufman will be the inaugural visiting scholar delivering a public lecture, on March 25, and presenting his research on the causes of racial health disparities at a workshop the next day.

WHAT:           University of Pennsylvania Program on Race, Science & Society, “How Do We Study Racial Disparities in Health and What Have We Learned?” Public Lecture

How Real-life Al Rivals ‘Terminator’: Robots Take the Shot

March 20, 2015

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences comments on the military’s inc

Article Source: LiveScience.com
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu or | 215-898-9194
Media Contact:Gina Bryan | bryangm@upenn.edu | 215-898-8721 March 20, 2015

Penn Science Café Presents ‘Investigating the Origins of America’s First City’

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The ancient city of Cahokia thrived from 1050 to 1300 and was home to more than 20,000 people. Among many other activities, these people built massive earthen mounds that served a variety of functions. However, the history of mound building begins nearly 5,000 years before the mounds at Cahokia were constructed. In this talk, Dr. Kassabaum investigates the origins of America's first city by considering these precursors.

WHO:       Megan Kassabaum

                Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology

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Media Contact: Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460March 19, 2015

Penn’s Fels Institute Hosts National Public Policy Challenge March 22

The Final round and announcement of the winner of the 4th Annual National Invitational Public Policy Challenge, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Fels Institute of Government, will be held March 22 at the National Constitution Center.

Russian Punk Activists Pussy Riot Speak at Penn

March 18, 2015

Kevin Platt of the School of Arts & Sciences is mentioned for moderating an event featuring Russian punk-political activist duo Pussy Riot. William Burke-White of the Law School is also mentioned as the director of the Perry World House that is set to officially open in January.

Article Source: Philly.com

Video: MidPoint – Ian Lustick

March 18, 2015

Ian Lustick of the School of Arts & Sciences reacts to the Israeli election.

Article Source: NewsmaxTV

What Your Tweets Say About You

March 18, 2015

Graduate student Johannes Eichstaedt of the School of Arts & Sciences is mentioned for analyzing tweets to hel

Article Source: New Yorker
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151March 16, 2015

Founders of Russian Art Collective Pussy Riot to Speak at Penn

WHO:            Masha Alekhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova, Russian conceptual artists and founding members of the art collective Pussy Riot

WHAT:          “A Conversation With Pussy Riot”
 

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422March 18, 2015

Penn Senior and SOCEANA Founder Finds Open Doors

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University of Pennsylvania senior Tess Michaels, of Dallas, is the founder of SOCEANA, an enterprise that helps volunteers earn and donate Philas, a new form of social currency, towards causes they care about. Using social media and gamification, the motivational tool is designed to help companies and nonprofits build a community of volunteers and philanthropists.

By Julie McWilliams


University of Pennsylvania senior Tess Michaels has found herself in an enviable situation not unlike game show contestants who must pick Door No. 1, Door No. 2 or Door No. 3.