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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422August 13, 2014

Penn Senior Researches the Silence of Socrates in Plato’s Symposium

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University Scholar Donald Antenen, a senior and a classical studies major, spent the summer researching Plato's Symposium.

By Christina Cook

Audio: Dartmouth Physics Professor Working to Solve Mystery Key to Quantum Computing

August 11, 2014

Charles Kane of the School of Arts and Sciences explains the dance of a quasi-particle.

Article Source: New Hampshire Public Radio

Book That Links Genetic Variation, Race and Evolution Said to Misrepresent Science

August 11, 2014

Sarah Tishkoff of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences is critical of a new book linking genes, race and evolution.

Article Source: Scientific American

Penn Student's Chilean Adventure Was a Marathon One

August 10, 2014

School of Arts and Sciences student Jesús Pérez is spotlighted for his running journey in the Chilean desert. 

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194August 8, 2014

Penn Professor’s Open Calculus Course Engages Students Locally and Globally

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For many bright students, the Advanced Placement Calculus BC exam is one of the most daunting hurdles of high school. But Philadelphia high school students who took University of Pennsylvania Professor Robert Ghrist’s online calculus course last year have a different perspective.

By Madeleine Stone @themadstone

Costs Have Delayed Ebola Vaccine for Years

August 6, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences comments on certain uses of medicines to combat threats of bioterrorism.

Article Source: Aljazeera America
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820August 6, 2014

PennCap Increases Access, Guides Freshmen Through Undergraduate Years at Penn

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Since mid-July, 100 incoming freshmen at Penn have been getting an academic jumpstart through the College Achievement Program, or PennCap, and its Pre-Freshman Program, which helps the students make a smooth transition to college life.

Since mid-July, a group of 100 students, part of the incoming undergraduate class of 2018 at the University of Pennsylvania, have been getting an academic jumpstart.

Society’s Indifference to Prison Rape Has to End

August 1, 2014

Undergraduate Jelani Hayes of the School of Arts & Sciences blogs about society and prison rape.

Article Source: Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-8981422August 5, 2014

Penn Undergrad’s Research on Chinese Art Takes Her on a Cross-cultural Journey

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Senior Kimberly Schreiber of West Hartford, Conn., spent the summer exploring Chinese art and “what it means to become an individual in the most populous nation on earth.”

By Christina Cook 

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820August 5, 2014

A Tale of One Family in Penn’s Kings Court English College House

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Living alongside the more than 300 undergraduates in Kings Court English College House are a handful of families who embrace the residents as if they were their own relatives. Among these is Campbell Grey, an Australian native and an associate professor of classical studies in the School of Arts & Sciences, and his family.

One of a series of articles about families living in the University of Pennsylvania’s College House system.