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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 15, 2014

Penn Study: Understanding Graphene’s Electrical Properties on an Atomic Level

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Graphene is widely touted as being the most electrically conductive material ever studied. However, not all graphene is the same; with so few atoms, the arrangement of each one has an impact on its overall function.

Graphene, a material that consists of a lattice of carbon atoms, one atom thick, is widely touted as being the most electrically conductive material ever studied. However, not all graphene is the same. With so few atoms comprising the entirety of the material, the arrangement of each one has an impact on its overall function.

Is There a D.C. Dialect? It’s a Topic Locals Are Pretty ‘Cised’ to Discuss

July 9, 2014

William Labov of the School of Arts & Sciences is mentioned for researching U.S. and Canadian dialects.

Article Source: Washington Post
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460July 11, 2014

As a New York Attorney General’s Office Intern, Penn’s Iris Zhang Is Facing Her Fears

University of Pennsylvania student Iris Zhang calls the study of math her “deepest, darkest fear.” But this summer, she’s not only facing it, she’s conquering it. Zhang is working in Manhattan as an economics and statistics intern at the Civil Rights Bureau of the New York Attorney General’s Office.

Philadelphia Researchers to Create Brain Prosthesis to Restore Memory Loss

July 10, 2014

Michael J. Kahana of the School of Arts & Sciences and Gordon Baltuch of the Perelman School of Medicine are quoted about developing a device to help restore memory to those affected by traumatic brain injuries.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194July 10, 2014

Penn’s Jordi Rivera Prince Uses Bones to Tell a Story of Human Evolution

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It wasn’t until she was 18 years old that Jordi Rivera Prince, a rising junior at the University of Pennsylvania, learned in depth about evolution. Now, lessons in evolution are part and parcel of Rivera Prince’s day-to-day life as an assistant to the curator of physical anthropology at the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

It wasn’t until she was 18 years old that Jordi Rivera Prince, a rising junior at the University of Pennsylvania, learned in depth about evolution.

Homeownership in Philadelphia Tumbles, Report Says

July 10, 2014

Kevin Gillen of the School of Arts & Sciences comments on the decline in homeownership in Philadelphia.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

New Archive Tracks Political Ads, Money on Philly TV

July 10, 2014

Mark Liberman of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about the Linguistic Data Consortium.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Battle Breaks Out Over Europe’s Billion-dollar Brain Project

July 9, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences discusses the European Union’s Human Brain Project.

Article Source: Vice News

Probing Brain’s Depth, Trying to Aid Memory

July 9, 2014

Michael J. Kahana of the School of Arts & Sciences is featured in a front-page article for leading a $22.5 million project on restoring memory loss.

Article Source: New York Times

The Moral Vision of the Reformicons

July 7, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences contributes his thoughts on “reformicons.”

Article Source: Democracy Journal