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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194May 5, 2014

Immune Cells Outsmart Bacterial Infection by Dying, Penn Vet Study Shows

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A new study led by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has painted a clearer picture of the delicate arms race between the human immune system and a pathogen that seeks to infect and kill human cells.

A new study led by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has painted a clearer picture of the delicate arms race between the human immune system and a pathogen that seeks to infect and kill human cells. 

The Personality Trait That Most Often Predicts Success

May 5, 2014

Angela Duckworth of the School of Arts and Sciences is mentioned for studying students’ scholarly success and “grit.”

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460May 22, 2014

Penn's Courtney Bliler Awarded 2014 Cultural Vistas Fellowship

University of Pennsylvania student Courtney Bliler, a rising junior from Horseheads, N.Y., is among 10 students from universities across the United States selected to receive 2014 Cultural Vistas Fellowships to intern abroad in Asia, Europe and South America this summer.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460May 2, 2014

Penn’s Mary Frances Berry Receives 2014 Organization of American Historians Award

For a lifetime effort to bring her training as a historian to public service, Mary Frances Berry, professor of history in the School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, has received the 2014 Roy Rosenzweig Distinguished Service Award.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460May 2, 2014

Penn Alum George Karandinos Awarded Soros Fellowship

University of Pennsylvania alumnus George Karandinos has been awarded a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. He is among 30 students from across the United States chosen in the annual competition that attracted more than 1,200 applicants this year.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 2, 2014

Students at Penn Take the Sound of Music to Lea Elementary

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As a part of Molly McGlone's "Music in Urban Spaces" course, three times a week, Penn Arts & Sciences students travel to the Henry C. Lea Elementary School in West Philadelphia to serve as in-classroom music mentors.

The University of Pennsylvania’s connection to the Henry C. Lea Elementary School is bringing music to the students’ ears there, morning, noon and night.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 1, 2014

Penn and CHOP Researchers Track Working Memory From Childhood Through Adolescence

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A new longitudinal study has found that differences in working memory that exist at age 10 persist through the end of adolescence.

Working memory, the ability to hold information in your mind, think about it and use it to guide behavior, develops through childhood and adolescence and is key for successful performance at school and work. Previous research with young children has documented socioeconomic disparities in performance on tasks of working memory.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194 April 30, 2014

Two Penn Professors Elected to National Academy of Sciences

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Charles Kane and Scott Poethig of the University of Pennsylvania have been elected members of the National Academy of Sciences, considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded a United States scientist or engineer.

Charles Kane and Scott Poethig of the University of Pennsylvania have been elected members of the National Academy of Sciences, considered one of the highest honors that can be acc

Where Yinz at

April 29, 2014

William Labov of the School of Arts and Sciences says, “I think Philadelphia is torn between its northern and southern heritage.”

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194
Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658April 30, 2014

Four Researchers From Penn Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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Four researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation's most prestigious honorary societies and a leading center for independent policy research.

Four researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation's most prestigious honorary societies and a leading center for independent policy research.

The new honorees are: