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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460November 22, 2013

Penn Researchers Examine History, Beliefs and Rituals Tied to Ghosts

A group of scholars at the University of Pennsylvania is actively engaged in the scholarly examination of the history of beliefs in ghosts and the phenomenon of ghost hunting.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604November 19, 2013

Penn’s AppItUP Challenge Will Culminate With Launch of Five New Companies

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In the AppItUP Challenge, faculty and staff are encourage to submit their ideas for mobile applications, which are then judged by a panel of venture capital partners. The top ten ideas then go on to a public event, where development partners bid for the opportunity to turn the ideas into functional prototypes.

WHO:              Anthony H. Williams
                       Pennsylvania State Senator

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460November 14, 2013

Four Penn Students Named Emerging Leaders in Science and Society Fellows

Four University of Pennsylvania graduate students have been named to the inaugural class of Emerging Leaders in Science and Society Fellows.  ELISS is sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 4, 2013
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 1, 2013

Penn’s Field Center Hosts Annual Field of Dreams Luncheon

The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research at the University of Pennsylvania will host its third annual Field of Dreams Luncheon, Friday, Nov. 1, at the College of Physicians, 19 S. 22nd St., Philadelphia.

Ethics of Care: Guiding the Treatment of Dementia in the 21st Century

August 14, 2013

Mary Ersek of the School of Nursing shares her comments on dealing with patients suffering from dementia.

Article Source: The Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Madeleine Kruhly | mkruhly@sas.upenn.edu | 215-898-1435August 6, 2013

Penn Student Participates in Undergraduate Research on Child Injury

Steven Scarfone is spending 10 weeks this summer investigating the mechanisms of pediatric traumatic injury as a participant in the University of Pennsylvania’s Injury Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates program.

Spreading Fun and Fitness Through Dance

July 21, 2013

The School of Nursing’s “Dance for Health: Increasing Fitness and Fun in the Community” study is highlighted.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Madeleine Kruhly | mkruhly@sas.upenn.edu | 215-898-1435July 2, 2013

Penn Student Analyzes the Effects of Lead Exposure in Chinese Children

The exposure of its citizens to dangerous toxins continues to be a concern in China, a newly industrialized nation with a large population and little environmental regulation, but for University of Pennsylvania senior Richard Liu one health risk has been particularly deserving of attention: lead exposure in young children. 

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 11, 2013

Penn to Host Conference on Child Welfare

The University of Pennsylvania will be the site of a three-day conference, “One Child, Many Hands: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Child Welfare,” that will explore child welfare in the age of reform.