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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460December 8, 2010

Christopher S. Chen Receives Heilmeier Research Award in Penn Engineering

PHILADELPHIA – Christopher S. Chen has been named the recipient of the 2010-11 George H. Heilmeier Faculty Award for Excellence in Research in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania.

Chen is the Skirkanich Professor of Innovation in the Department of Bioengineering.  He is also a faculty member of the Cell Biology and Physiology Program as well as the Cell Growth and Cancer Program, director of the Tissue Microfabrication Laboratory and founding director of the Center for Engineering Cells and Regeneration.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658November 29, 2010

Color-Changing “Blast Badge” Detects Exposure to Explosive Shock Waves

PHILADELPHIA - Mimicking the reflective iridescence of a butterfly's wing, investigators at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed a color-changing patch that could be worn on soldiers' helmets and uniforms to indicate the strength of exposure to blasts from explosives in the field.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460November 23, 2010

New Technique Created at Penn Allows Researchers to Study Cell Forces in 3-D

PHILADELPHIA -- Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have created a revolutionary new technique that will allow scientists to accurately measure the forces cells exert as they move through a three-dimensional environment.

Trading Places

October 29, 2010

Michael Kearns of the School of Engineering and Applied Science comments on companies taking advantage of conducting business in various markets.

Article Source: ScienceNews

VIDEO: The Colbert Report-“Fear for All Pt. 1 & 2”

October 28, 2010

Daniel Lee of the School of Engineering and Applied Science appears on the satirical late-night television program.

Article Source: “The Colbert Report”

The Grill: Robin Beck

October 25, 2010

Vice President Robin Beck of Information Systems and Computing is profiled.

Article Source: Computerworld

Meatless Eating Is Hot on Philadelphia College Campuses

October 14, 2010

Victor Galli and Leah Abrams, students in the School of Arts Sciences, and Ian Penkala, a student in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, discuss Penn’s vegetarian dining options.

Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News

The Flash Crash: Autopsy

October 7, 2010

Michael Kearns of the School of Engineering and Applied Science comments on stock-market flash crashes.

Article Source: Economist
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460 October 14, 2010

Penn Bioengineers Awarded DoD Grant to Study the Neuronal Effects of Blasts, Tackles and Collisions

PHILADELPHIA –- A collaboration of biologists and bioengineers, including researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, has received a $6.25 million, 5-year grant from the Department of Defense to study the effects of blast waves on the neural circuitry of the brain.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 5, 2010

National Institutes of Health Honors Two Penn Researchers With 2010 New Innovator Awards

PHILADELPHIA –- University of Pennsylvania researchers Ritesh Agarwal and Patrick Seale have been honored with the New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health, providing each with $1.5 million to support their research for five years.