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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:

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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.

Brits Rally for Badgers Overrunning Countryside

October 23, 2012

James Serpell of the School of Veterinary Medicine comments on England’s wildlife.

Article Source: USA Today
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 10, 2012

Penn Astrophysicists Zero In on Gravity Theory

Most people take gravity for granted. But for University of Pennsylvania astrophysicist Bhuvnesh Jain, the nature of gravity is the question of a lifetime. As scientists have been able to see farther and deeper into the universe, the laws that govern its expansion have been revealed to be under the influence of an unexplained force. 

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 28, 2012

Penn Student Wins Gates Cambridge Scholarship

PHILADELPHIA – University of Pennsylvania senior Eileen Moison has been awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to spend at least a year at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom pursuing a graduate degree in biochemistry.  Afterwards she plans to continue towards a doctoral degree in biochemistry/molecular biology.

London Bridging: Penn Professor to Design Park for Olympics and Beyond

December 20, 2011

James Corner of the School of Design and his firm will design new public spaces for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.

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Media Contact: | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460November 21, 2011

Penn Senior and Penn Alum Win Marshall Scholarships

PHILADELPHIA— The Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania today announced that Corey Metzman and Michael Poll have won United Kingdom Government Scholarships for graduate studies in the U.K. 

Some U.S. College Students Look to the U.K.

November 29, 2010

When final-year economics undergraduate Robert Rogers transferred from Georgetown University to the London School of Economics, his annual tuition fees plummeted to around $20,000 a year from around $41,000. "It didn't even occur to me to apply abroad when I was in high school," said Mr. Rogers, on a recent afternoon outside the LSE's Students' Union. "I certainly didn't hear of any of my [high-school] classmates applying to study abroad."

Article Source: Wall Street Journal
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 18, 2010

Penn Graduate Student Identifies New Species of Plant-Eating Dinosaur: Kukufeldia Tigatensis

PHILADELPHIA –- A fossil found more than 150 years ago has now been identified as the remains of a new species of dinosaur, the herbivore Kukufeldia tigatensis.  The study was led by University of Pennsylvania graduate student Andrew McDonald and paleontologists from the Natural History Museum, London.        

150,000 Students Won’t Find a Place at University Despite A* Grades

August 19, 2010

Incoming freshman Dominic Waltz is profiled.