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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658June 16, 2015

Michael Platt Appointed Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor

Michael Platt has been named the University of Pennsylvania’s 16th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor, effective July 1.  

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460June 15, 2015

Sindhuri Nandhakumar Awarded Penn’s Sobti Family Fellowship

The Center for the Advanced Study of India at the University of Pennsylvania announced today that Penn alumna Sindhuri Nandhakumar is the recipient of the 2015-16 Sobti Family Fellowship.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460June 12, 2015

Penn’s Liliane Weissberg Named 2015-16 USC Shoah Foundation Teaching Fellow

Liliane Weissberg, a professor of German comparative literature in the School of Arts and Sciences of the University of Pennsylvania has been awarded the USC Shoah Foundation 2015-16 Rutman Teaching Fellowship.

The award is offered annually by the Spielberg Foundation to a Penn faculty member to teach about the Holocaust.

Scholar’s Ordeal in El Salvador Recounted in Video

June 11, 2015

Philippe Bourgois of the School of Arts & Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for his experience in a military crackdown while he was conducting fieldwork in El Salvador.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Audio: Inside America’s Prison System

June 11, 2015

Marie Gottschalk of the School of Arts & Sciences joins a discussion on America’s prison system.

The Pentagon’s Gamble on Brain Implants, Bionic Limbs and Combat Exoskeletons

June 10, 2015

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences comments on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Article Source: Nature
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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422June 15, 2015

Penn Joins edX Partnership, Expands Free Online Classes

The University of Pennsylvania today announced a partnership with leading nonprofit online learning platform edX, expanding the University’s open learning course offerings to reach millions of additional learners worldwide.

Cybersecurity Insurance Basics for Healthcare Organizations

June 8, 2015

Ross Koppel of the School of Arts & Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine comments on risk management and health-care data.

Article Source: HealthLeadersMedia.com

‘New’ Dinosaur Species Named by State Museum of Pennsylvania Palentologist: Jurassic World in Pa.

June 8, 2015

Doctoral candidate Steven Jasinski of the School of Arts & Sciences is featured for naming a newly discovered dinosaur.

Article Source: Harrisburg Patriot-News

Can Brain Games Change Behaviors Long Term?

June 7, 2015

Caryn Lerman of the Perelman School of Medicine and its Abramson Cancer Center, Leah Bernardo, also of Medicine, and Joseph Kable of the School of Arts & Sciences are highlighted for researching how Lumosity affects brain activity.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer