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

Penn Research May Help Drastically Reduce Cost of Powerful Microscope Technique

A dye-based imaging technique known as two-photon microscopy can produce pictures of active neural structures in much finer detail than functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, but it requires powerful and expensive lasers. Now, a research team at the University of Pennsylvania has developed a new kind of dye that could reduce the cost of the technique by several orders of magnitude.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 18, 2013

Penn Introduces Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Certificate

This fall, the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Neuroscience and Society will partner with the School of Arts and Sciences to offer a first-of-its-kind program that aims to educate non-scientists about the workings of the brain.

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Media Contact:JIll Katz | katzj@ica.upenn.edu | 215-573-9975April 10, 2013

ICA’s 50th Anniversary Benefit Honors Leonard Lauder

The Institute of Contemporary Art’s annual Benefit, to be held this evening, April 10, honors Leonard A. Lauder, Chairman Emeritus of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. and the senior member of its Board of Directors. A prominent collection of museum directors and art patrons will attend the event which also celebrates ICA’s 50th year.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658April 9, 2013

Peter H. Ammon Named Penn’s Chief Investment Officer

Peter H. Ammon has been named chief investment officer for the University of Pennsylvania. Currently a director in the Yale University Investments Office, he will begin his new duties at Penn on July 1.

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Media Contact:Laura Cavender | cavender@upenn.edu | 215-746-6411April 3, 2013

Penn’s Gutmann and Jensen Part of Obama’s BRAIN Initiative

In an attempt to better understand "the three pounds of matter that sits between our ears," President Obama has announced a $100 million investment into the BRAIN Initiative (Brain Research through Advancing Innovativ

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658 March 21, 2013

Penn Announces 2013-14 Financial-aid Budget, Tuition

The University of Pennsylvania today reaffirmed its commitment to an all-grant, no-loan financial-aid program as its Board of Trustees authorized a $188 million financial-aid budget for 2013-14 while increasing total undergraduate charges by 3.9 percent.

Ethics Panel Sets High Bar for Anthrax Vaccine Research in Children

March 19, 2013

President Amy Gutmann says, “This was one of the most difficult bioethical reviews that any national bioethics commission as ever conducted.”

Article Source: Washinton Post

Safeguarding Children – Pediatric Research on Medical Countermeasures

March 19, 2013

President Amy Gutmann writes about safeguarding children.

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Media Contact:Laura Cavender | cavender@upenn.edu | 215-746-6411March 19, 2013

Bioethics Commission Releases Report on Pediatric Medical Countermeasures

In a report released today, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues concluded that the federal government would have to take multiple steps before anthrax vaccine trials with children could be ethically considered. 

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658March 19, 2013

Penn to Create Perry World House to Enhance Global Initiatives

The University of Pennsylvania will establish a central home on campus for global activities and initiatives to be known as the Perry World House, President Amy Gutmann announced today.