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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 25, 2013

Japan-RAMS Scholars at Penn ‘Cracking Code’ of Early Modern Japanese Manuscripts

A group of scholars at the University of Pennsylvania is working to make the skill of reading manuscript text a hallmark of the Japanese studies program at Penn.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460August 21, 2013

Penn Students Travel the World to Research Alternative Currencies

There are about 4,000 alternative currencies in use around the world, and they vary widely. In Zimbabwe, a country with so much hyperinflation that it hasn’t had a national currency since 2009, people create colorful non-bank notes and barter for goods and services.

Japan Market Gyrations Underline Economy’s Vulnerability While Verdict Still Out on Abenomics

May 24, 2013

Franklin Allen of the Wharton School says Japan has a long-term debt problem and predicts financial stability if long-term government bond yields rise.

Article Source: Washinton Post

Penn's Gutmann in Tokyo to talk to Wharton alums

May 24, 2013

President Amy Gutmann is touting Penn’s work in the world of massive open online courses in a speech to Wharton alumni in Tokyo.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658May 23, 2013

Penn President Amy Gutmann to Speak at Wharton Global Alumni Forum

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann will visit Tokyo to meet with Wharton alumni at its Global Alumni Forum, presenting a keynote address on May 24 at 9:30 a.m. at the Palace Hotel.

Japan Earthquake Spurred Jump in Heart Ailments: Study

August 28, 2012

Mariell Jessup of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about the increase in heart ailments in Japan spawned by the 2011 natural disaster.

Article Source: Business Week
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460May 29, 2012

Penn to Host G20 Foreign Policy Think Tanks Summit

The Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), one of the leading think tanks in Brazil and the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) will co-sponsor a three-day conference at the University of Pennsylvania, the “G20 Foreign Policy Think Tanks Summit,” June 3-5. 

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460May 11, 2012

Six Penn Students Receive U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholarships

          PHILADELPHIA – Six University of Pennsylvania students have been awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships for study this summer:

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 11, 2011

Penn Astronomers Contribute to Discovery of Universe’s Largest Mass of Water

PHILADELPHIA — An international team of astronomers has discovered a huge mass of warm water vapor in the central regions of a distant quasar, marking the farthest place in the universe that water has been detected. 

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 6, 2011

Penn GSE Study Finds Significant Differences Between Common Core Standards and States’ Curricula

PHILADELPHIA — The states face major changes as they prepare to bring the recently adopted Common Core Standards into their schools, according to a study from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.