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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460February 4, 2014

Penn Student Harnesses Power of Micro-Finance to Empower Women

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University of Pennsylvania senior Meher Rehman is building on a mission she began while still in high school: working to empower women in developing parts of the world through micro-finance projects.

University of Pennsylvania senior Meher Rehman is building on a mission she began while still in high school: working to empower women in developing parts of the world through micro-finance projects.

Is Marriage Responsible for Economic Inequality?

January 30, 2014

Jeremy Greenwood of the School of Arts and Sciences shares his thoughts on marriage and economic inequality.

Article Source: U.S. News

The Great American Concussion

January 30, 2014

Beth Linker of the School of Arts and Sciences writes about football’s “concussion crisis.”

Article Source: Huffington Post

These Are the Words Obama Loves, and the Ones He Avoids

January 29, 2014

Mark Liberman of the School of Arts and Sciences analyzes political rhetoric in State of the Union speeches from presidents Harry Truman to Barack Obama.

Article Source: Time
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 30, 2014

University of Pennsylvania to Host Think Tank Summit in South Africa

The University of Pennsylvania will host a regional meeting of African think tanks February 3-5 in Pretoria, South Africa.

What Chris Christie Doesn’t Understand About Welfare

January 28, 2014

Michael Katz of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for research about poverty in America.

Article Source: Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194January 29, 2014

Dinosaur Fossils From China Help Penn Researchers Describe New 'Titan'

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A team led by University of Pennsylvania paleontologists has characterized a new dinosaur based on fossil remains found in northwestern China.

A team led by University of Pennsylvania paleontologists has characterized a new dinosaur based on fossil remains found in northwestern China. The species, a plant-eating sauropod named Yongjinglong datangi, roamed during the Early Cretaceous period, more than 100 million years ago.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194January 29, 2014

Historian Etienne Benson to Discuss Urban Squirrels at Penn Science Café

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In the Feb. 11 Penn Science Café, historian Etienne Benson will explore how and why squirrels flourished in an urban environment in the 19th and early 20th centuries and what we can learn from their history about changing American views of nature, animals and the city.

WHO:             Etienne Benson

                      Assistant Professor of History and Sociology of Science

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 29, 2014

Penn’s Thomas Sugrue Elected President of Social Science History Association

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Thomas J. Sugrue, professor of history and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania and director of the Penn Social Science and Policy Forum, has been elected president of the Social Science History Association.

Thomas J. Sugrue, professor of history and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania and director of the Penn Social Science and Policy Forum, has been elected president of the Social Science History Association.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 27, 2014

University of Pennsylvania Announces 2014 Thouron Award Winners

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Four University of Pennsylvania students have received Thouron Awards to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom.

Four University of Pennsylvania students have received Thouron Awards to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom.  The scholarship recipients are: