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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422November 21, 2014

Competition Leads Five Penn Students to Successful Social Entrepreneurship

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A year ago, what started as a “crazy idea” among five University of Pennsylvania students in the off-campus apartment of senior Josh Tycko has turned into a budding social entrepreneurial business that is changing lives – theirs and those of thousands of children in India.

A year ago, what started as a “crazy idea” among five University of Pennsylvania students in the off-campus apartment of senior Josh Tycko has turned into a budding social entrepreneurial business that is changing lives – theirs and those of thousands of children in India.

In Quest for Better Treatments, Penn Prof’s ‘Avatars of Human Organs’ Simulate Lungs

October 14, 2014

Dan Huh of the School of Engineering and Applied Science discusses “organs on chips.”

Bon Jovi to Receive Humanitarian Award

November 16, 2014

Katherina Rosqueta of the School of Social Policy & Practice’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy comments on Jon

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604November 12, 2014

Penn Engineers Efficiently ‘Mix’ Light at the Nanoscale

The race to make computer components smaller and faster and use less power is pushing the limits of the properties of electrons in a material. Photonic systems could eventually replace electronic ones, but the fundamentals of computation, mixing two inputs into a single output, currently require too much space and power when done with light.    

In Quest for Better Treatments, Penn Prof’s ‘Avatars of Human Organs’ Simulate Lungs

October 14, 2014

Dan Huh of the School of Engineering and Applied Science discusses “organs on chips.”

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 23, 2014

NanoDay@Penn Hands Out Research and Image Awards

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On Wednesday, Oct. 22, the University of Pennsylvania’s Nano/Bio Interface Center hosted its annual NanoDay@Penn, a public education and outreach event that featured a series of talks, demonstrations and exhibits concerning nanotechnology, a rapidly expanding scientific discipline that involves the manipulation of matter on the atomic and molecular scale.

By Madeleine Stone

On Wednesday, Oct. 22, the University of Pennsylvania’s Nano/Bio Interface Center hosted its annual NanoDay@Penn, a public education and outreach event that featured a series of talks, demonstrations and exhibits concerning nanotechnology, a rapidly expanding scientific discipline that involves the manipulation of matter on the atomic and molecular scale.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422October 27, 2014

Penn’s Celebration of Innovation Features Silfen Forum With Amy Gutmann and Walter Isaacson

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University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann and David L. Cohen, chair of Penn’s Board of Trustees, invite Penn students, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees and friends, as well as the region’s business and tech community, to a series of events from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31, celebrating innovation at Penn and showcasing Penn’s South Bank, a hub for innovation and new business ventures.

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann and David L. Cohen, chair of Penn’s Board of Trustees, invite Penn students, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees and friends, as well as the region’s business and tech community, to a series of events from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422October 22, 2014

Want to Change the World? Penn Has a Prize for That

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The search for entries in the inaugural President’s Engagement Prize competition is underway. As many as three seniors who design and undertake local, national or global engagement projects for the first year following their graduation will be selected for the President’s Engagement Prizes, which consist of $50,000 for living expenses and as much as $100,000 for project implementation expenses.

The big banner on the ARCH on Locust Walk and the emails from President Gutmann to the senior class have gotten the message out: The search for entries in the inaugural President’s Engagement Prize competition is underway.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151October 28, 2014

For Penn Student Information Technology Advisors, the Job Provides Life Lessons

Being a student IT advisor at the University of Pennsylvania is not just about helping others. It’s also a learning experience.

Along with a team of professional Penn staff, 80 student information technology advisors offer tech support to students, faculty and staff who reside in all 11 College Houses. 

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604November 5, 2014

Penn Bioengineer Looking for Epigenomic Patterns Linked to Neurological Disorders

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Jennifer Phillips-Cremins was named a 2014 New York Stem Cell Foundation Robertson Stem Cell Investigator. The award will support the study of how the three-dimensional organization of DNA within cells directs the development of the human brain.

By Madeleine Stone @themadstone