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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604December 10, 2013

Researchers at Penn Help Develop a Dynamic Model of Tissue Failure

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, Brown University and ETH Zurich have now used a series of experiments to develop a dynamic model of the stresses that stretch growing tissue. This model is the first to take into account the complicated feedback effects of cells’ molecular motors, which can respond to external stress by pulling harder on their environment, eventually tearing the tissue apart.

The idea of growing replacement tissue to repair an organ, or to swap it out for an entirely new one, is rapidly transitioning from science fiction to fact.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 8, 2013

Penn Scientists Celebrate Role in Higgs Discovery That Led to Nobel Prize

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences today awarded the Nobel Prize in physics to theorists Peter Higgs and Francois Englert to recognize their work developing the theory of what is now known as the Higgs field, which gives elementary particles mass.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194September 30, 2013

Shadrack Frimpong of Penn Has a Vision for a Healthy Africa

Spending a summer break in Switzerland may conjure images of scaling snow-covered Alps.

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Media Contact:Manasee Wagh | manasee@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194May 8, 2013

Grant Boosts Particle Physics and Mathematics Research for Two Penn Professors

Two University of Pennsylvania professors have won the chance to pursue their research full-time this fall.

Penn Profs Deliver Messages at Davos Conference on Jobs and Growth

January 30, 2013

Peter Cappelli and Katherine Klein of the Wharton School are mentioned for participating in discussions about jobs and growth at the Davos conference in Switzerland.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460November 19, 2012

University of Pennsylvania and U.S. State Department Convene European Think Tank Summit in Rome

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania and the U.S. State Department are hosting a summit for leaders of Europe’s top domestic and foreign policy think tanks.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 22, 2011

Penn’s Fels Institute of Government Partners With Swiss Consulate to Present Panel Discussion on Public Debt Sept. 27

WHO:             Joseph J. Minarik,
senior vice president and director of research,

Committee for 
Economic Development

The West Isn’t Working

February 4, 2011

President Amy Gutmann participates in a debate at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Article Source: CNBC
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Media Contact:Joseph J. Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | 215-746-1798 December 1, 2010

Annenberg, Media Development Stakeholders to Develop Benchmarks on Media Impact in Crisis Situations

PHILADELPHIA (December 1, 2010) – Recognizing that a strong and independent media is an integral building block for peace in developing countries and in countries emerging from crisis, the University of Pennsylvania and several partners are working together to enhance efforts to measure the impact of media interventions in conflict countries.  In order to effectively leverage the power of media and communications to combat conflict and crisis, more knowledge is needed about whether and how existing efforts have succeeded and failed.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422October 1, 2008

MAGPI, Penn's Internet2 Connector, Enables Princeton Institutions to Access Global Sites at Lightning Speeds

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania’s Internet2 regional connector, MAGPI, is providing high performance Internet connections for several institutions on Princeton University’s Forrestal Campus, including its Plasma Physics Lab and High Energy Physics Department as well as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory.