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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604November 14, 2014

Penn Psychologist Develops Cognitive Therapy Book for IBS Patients

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Irritable bowel syndrome, a condition affecting up to 10 percent of the population, often occurs alongside anxiety and depression. Melissa Hunt, an associate director of clinical training in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, has developed a self-help workbook for patients with irritable bowel syndrome, which uses cognitive behavioral therapy to treat patients with IBS and improve their quality of life.

By Madeleine Stone @themadstone 

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Media Contact:Gina Bryan | bryangm@upenn.edu | 215-898-8721 November 14, 2014

NAACP Leader to Deliver Annual Higginbotham Lecture Nov. 20 at Penn

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Co-sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Africana Studies and Law School, this year’s speaker is Sherilynn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

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

Penn ‘College Day’ Gives Lea Students a Look Into a Promising Future

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Sophomore Ray Clark, a political science major from Washington, D.C., helped to organize "College Day," which welcomed nearly 35 eighth-graders from Lea Elementary School to Penn's campus as honorary college students.

Nearly 35 pre-teens received their acceptance letters to the University of Pennsylvania -- at least for one day.

On Friday, Nov. 21, eighth-graders from the Henry C. Lea Elementary School in West Philadelphia became honorary college students at Penn during College Day 2014.

Ebola: Doctors Without Borders Shows How to Manage a Plague

November 13, 2014

Renée Fox of the School of Arts & Sciences comments on Médecins Sans Frontières, also known as Doctors Without Bord

Article Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek

My Crystal Ball Is Cloudy: The Historian as Public Intellectual

November 13, 2014

Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts & Sciences is interviewed about the historian as public intellectual.

Article Source: Booksandideas.net

11 Ways the 2014 Elections Will Impact Your Wallet

November 12, 2014

Rogers Smith of the School of Arts & Sciences shares his thoughts on the impact of the 2014 elections.

Article Source: Wallethub.com

Brain-Sharpening Ice-Chewing Compulsion May Be a Vestige of Mammalian Evolution

November 11, 2014

Melissa Hunt of the School of Arts & Sciences is featured for studying why people with iron deficiency often crave

Article Source: Nova Next, WHYY
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460
Media Contact:Gina Bryan | bryangm@gmail.com | 215-898-8721November 12, 2014

Penn 2014-2015 Bassini Writing Apprentices Announced

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University of Pennsylvania undergraduates Jacob Gardenswartz, Annika Neklason and Leah Davidson have been selected as the 2014-2015 Bassini Writing Apprentices. They will complete their apprenticeships in the spring 2015 semester.

By Gina Bryan

University of Pennsylvania undergraduates Jacob Gardenswartz, Annika Neklason and Leah Davidson have been selected as the 2014-2015 Bassini Writing Apprentices. They will complete their apprenticeships in the spring 2015 semester.

How Bionic Technology Will Change What It Means to Be Human

November 11, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for his book 

Article Source: Vox

It’s Official: Mormon Founder Had Up to 40 Wives

November 10, 2014

Sarah Barringer Gordon of the Law School and the School of Arts & Sciences comments on the importance of transparen

Article Source: New York Times