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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 25, 2013

Penn Researchers Use Facebook Data to Predict Users’ Age, Gender and Personality Traits

In the age of social media, people's inner lives are increasingly recorded through the language they use online. With this in mind, an interdisciplinary group of University of Pennsylvania researchers is interested in whether a computational analysis of this language can provide as much, or more, insight into their personalities as traditional methods used by psychologists, such as self-reported surveys and questionnaires.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Peter Winicov | winicov@wharton.upenn.edu | 215-746-6471September 30, 2013

Penn Engineering's GRASP Lab, Wharton's Mack Institute Take Y-Prize Global

Last year, the GRASP lab at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Wharton School’s Mack Institute helped take cutting-edge robots out of the lab and into the marketplace through the Y-Prize Competition.

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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.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Britt Faulstick | britt.faulstick@drexel.edu | 215-895-2617 August 5, 2013

Penn Research Helps Identify New Brain Cell Involved in Navigation

Using direct human brain recordings, a research team from the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, the University of California, Los Angeles, and Thomas Jefferson University has identified a new type of cell in the brain that helps people to keep track of their relative loca

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460June 19, 2013

Mr. Secretary: Penn Grad on Team USA at Y8 Summit

Just weeks after earning his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Pennsylvania, Alex Haber is heading to London to join the official United States delegation to the Y8 Summit June 24-28.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460May 7, 2013

Jonathan Shepherd to Speak at Penn Criminology Department Graduation Ceremony

WHO:             Jonathan Shepherd, director of the Cardiff University Violence and Society Research Group

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 29, 2013

Penn Research Helps to Show How Turbulence Can Occur Without Inertia

Anyone who has flown in an airplane knows about turbulence, or when the flow of a fluid — in this case, the flow of air over the wings — becomes chaotic and unstable. For more than a century, the field of fluid mechanics has posited that turbulence scales with inertia, and so massive things, like planes, have an easier time causing it.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460March 15, 2013

Penn Alum Evelyn Boettcher Wins Gates Cambridge Scholarship

University of Pennsylvania alum Evelyn Boettcher has been awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to pursue a Ph.D.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194March 11, 2013
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 29, 2013

University of Pennsylvania Announces 2013 Thouron Award Winners

PHILADELPHIA – Three University of Pennsylvania students and two alumni have received Thouron Awards to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom.  The recipients are: