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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151August 21, 2014

Penn Student Assists in Developing an Economic Growth Plan in Guatemala

In a very poor but picturesque region of Guatemala, Seth Amos spent the summer working to help a town to develop an economic growth strategy.  

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460August 21, 2014

Penn Sophomore Speaks at U.N. Human Rights Session in Geneva

In testimony before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Benjamin Fogel spoke out against the repression of political freedom, false imprisonment and the absence of an independent judiciary in Belarus. But Fogel isn’t a world leader or foreign-policy expert.

From Watts in 1965 to Ferguson Today, Lessons on Race Left Unlearned

August 14, 2014

Mary Frances Berry and Rogers Smith of the School of Arts & Sciences are quoted about race relations in America in light of the crisis in Ferguson, Mo.

Article Source: Washington Post
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460August 20, 2014

Penn Prof Al Filreis to Host N.Y. Public Library Inaugural ‘ModPo’ MOOC Meet-up

In the New York City area, online students in a University of Pennsylvania massive open online course on modern poetry are getting the chance to meet offline.

The venue is the New York Public Library where learners in Penn English professor Al Filreis’Modern and Contemporary American Poetry” MOOC can gather for weekly in-person discussions.

Avec Obama, les Noirs ont cru que ça allait s’améliorer

August 18, 2014

Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts & Sciences is interviewed about President Obama, race in America and the crisis in Ferguson, Mo.

Article Source: Liberation (France)

7 Work-life Balance Lies That Are Ruining Your Life

August 11, 2014

Jerry Jacobs of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about the difficulties and sacrifices associated with negotiating a flexible work schedule.

Article Source: Time
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151August 19, 2014

Penn President Amy Gutmann to Welcome Incoming Freshmen

WHO:            Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, and incoming freshmen

WHAT:          Move-in for Penn's Class of 2018

WHEN:          Aug. 22, 2014, 11am

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422August 19, 2014

Penn Sophomore Seeks to Improve Pneumonia Vaccines

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University Scholar sophomore Ivan Ye from Iowa City, Iowa, has spent the summer conducting research focused on identifying a vaccine for pneumonia in the lab of Hao Shen, associate professor of microbiology at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine.

By Christina Cook

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422August 18, 2014

Penn Doctoral Candidate Minh Nguyen Sets His Sights on Curing Diseases

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Doctoral candidate in chemistry Minh Nguyen’s desire to help cure disease led him to Penn. He is currently researching a compound that may help in the treatment of cancer.

Minh Nguyen says he dropped out of medical school after just one year when he realized that there was a better way to save lives.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151August 15, 2014

Penn Student May Have Found His Calling While Pursuing Religious Studies

What started out as a summer volunteer project and a journey to Thailand to learn about Buddhism may lead to a career choice for University of Pennsylvania student James An.