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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194November 15, 2012

Penn Partners With Philadelphia Global Water Initiative to Recognize World Toilet Day 2012

PHILADELPHIA — Toilets may not make for a glamorous subject, but they’re critical to global health. On Monday, Nov. 19, students from the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Global Water Initiative, will be drawing attention to their importance by recognizing World Toilet Day.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194November 15, 2012

El Yunque Rock, an Icon of Puerto Rico, Is Eroding More Slowly Than Expected, Penn Geologists Discover

PHILADELPHIA — El Yunque rock is a majestic, anvil-shaped promontory that has been an icon of the island of Puerto Rico since pre-Columbian times. The barren rock, standing 3,412 feet high, protrudes above primary old growth forest and is enshrouded in clouds, swept constantly by the trade winds and frequently stricken by hurricanes. The rock receives an average of three rain showers a day and more than 14 feet of rain every year. Given Puerto Rico’s warm and dynamic tropical climate, El Yunque should be covered with vegetation and eroding rapidly.

Audio: What New Leadership in China Will Bring

November 12, 2012

Jacques deLisle of the Law School discusses the future of China and its new leadership.

Article Source: WHYY

PhillyDeals: Is China Power Struggle Really That Scary?

November 11, 2012

Marshall Meyer of the Wharton School comments on the unrest in China.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460November 13, 2012

Penn World Scholar Student Continues Life of Public Service That Began in Egypt

Applying to colleges is a hard enough task, but it was made even more difficult for Diana Gonimah when the political turmoil of Arab Spring in her home country, Egypt, briefly shut down communication with the outside world. Her high school closed for 20 days and she was barely able to call admissions officers in the U.S. to say, “Sorry, I can’t send my transcript for another month.”

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151November 5, 2012
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Media Contact:Anita Mastroieni | mastroie@upenn.edu | 215-746-6868 November 5, 2012
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194November 2, 2012

At the World Resources Forum in Beijing, Penn’s Iliana Sepúlveda Shares Lessons on Energy Subsides

PHILADELPHIA — To a room full of academics and Ph.D. students in the notoriously polluted city of Beijing, the University of Pennsylvania’s Iliana Sepúlveda presented ideas for increasing the use of energy-efficient technology that may one day help lessen the burden of fossil-fuel combustion in that city, as well as many others across the globe.

Obama, éternel étranger en terrain mine

October 30, 2012

Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts and Sciences pens an op-ed on conservative suspicions of President Obama.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422
Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6604October 25, 2012

University of Pennsylvania a Stop on Arab Journalists’ Tour as They Cover U.S. Elections

PHILADELPHIA – Ten journalists from the Arab world visited the FactCheck.org headquarters at the University of Pennsylvania and met with the director of Penn’s Middle East Center in October as part of the U.S. State Department’s Arabic-language Election 2012 tour.