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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 15, 2014

Doctoral Research Takes Penn Student to Mountains of Japan for Ascetic Retreats

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No one can blame Frank Clements if he spends some time catching up on his favorite pastimes watching TV shows on Netflix, reading and running, now that he’s back home from an ascetic research trip to the mountains of Japan. The Penn Ph.D. student’s dissertation centers on the Shugendô mountain religious tradition.

No one can blame Frank Clements if he spends some time catching up on his favorite pastimes watching TV shows on Netflix, reading and running, now that he’s back home from an ascetic research trip to the mountains of Japan.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422August 25, 2014

Penn Undergrad Researches Cross-cultural Implications of the ‘Gangnam Phenomenon’

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University Scholar Sheryl Li, a senior from Plano, Texas, spent two summers researching the impact of Korean Wave and K-pop and its influence in China and then Japan.

By Christina Cook

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 16, 2014

Cosmologists at Penn Weigh Cosmic Filaments and Voids

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Dark matter is thought to exist in a vast network of filaments throughout the universe, pulling luminous galaxies into an interconnected web of clusters, interspersed with seemingly empty voids. Penn researchers have measured the "weight" of these voids and filaments for the first time, showing the former are not as empty as they look.

Cosmologists have established that much of the stuff of the universe is made of dark matter, a mysterious, invisible substance that can’t be directly detected but which exerts a gravitational pull on surrounding objects.

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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.