School of Nursing

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

Antonia Villarruel Named Dean of Penn School of Nursing

Antonia Villarruel has been named dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1. The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422 February 19, 2014

Penn IUR Hosts Dialogue: Building Scholarship Critical to Building a Sustainable Urban Future

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A discussion hosted by the Penn Institute for Urban Research and HUD-sponsored dialogue in advance of the U.S. delegation to the World Urban Forum 7, will cover the role research plays in understanding the present challenges of urban development.
 
WHAT: “Research to Practice: Building Scholarship Critical to Building a Sustainable Urban Future,” a discussion hosted by the Penn Institute for Urban Research and HUD-sponsored dialogue in advance of the U.S.
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151February 18, 2014

John Legend to Speak at Penn’s 258th Commencement

John Legend, a nine-time Grammy Award-winning soul artist, philanthropist and Penn alumnus will deliver the address at the University of Pennsylvania’s Commencement on Monday, May 19, Leslie Laird Kruhly, Vice President and University Secretary announced.

Method of Study Is Criticized in Group’s Health Policy Tests

February 2, 2014

Robert Boruch of the Wharton School and Mary Naylor of the School of Nursing are quoted.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Joseph J. Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | 215-746-1798
Media Contact:Kimberly Short | kimberly.short@alpha.org | 202-777-2511January 16, 2014

Penn HIV Researchers Deploy Large-Scale Intervention Project in South Africa

A large-scale human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) intervention/education effort aimed at helping South African men take a proactive role in the prevention of that disease has proven successful, an important development considering that country has the largest number of HIV infections in the world.

Penn Professor Overcomes Odds, Uses Community Research to Study HIV

January 15, 2014

Bridgette Brawner of the School of Nursing is featured for studying HIV.

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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