Engaging Globally

Penn Develops Biomarker Test for Parkinson’s

November 30, 2010

John Q. Trojanowski and Alice Chen-Plotkin of the School of Medicine comment on new developments.

Colleges Are Producing New Style of AIDS Activist

November 30, 2010

Luke Messac, a student in the School of Medicine, is among those protesting the Obama administration’s lack of funding to fight AIDS.

Article Source: New York Times

Lousy Care in Prison Threatens to Undermine Recent Wins Against AIDS

December 1, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine explains why society should care about prisoners with AIDS.

Article Source: MSNBC
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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.

Troops Headed to Iraq Get Lesson in Ancient Artifacts

November 26, 2010

C. Brian Rose of Penn Museum gives U.S. troops a lesson on ancient artifacts and cultural sensitivity.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658November 29, 2010

Color-Changing “Blast Badge” Detects Exposure to Explosive Shock Waves

PHILADELPHIA - Mimicking the reflective iridescence of a butterfly's wing, investigators at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed a color-changing patch that could be worn on soldiers' helmets and uniforms to indicate the strength of exposure to blasts from explosives in the field.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 23, 2010

Penn Graduate School of Education Prof Named Global Education Advisory Chair at Success For Kids

PHILADELPHIA –- Marybeth Gasman, an associate professor in the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, has been appointed chair of the global education advisory board at Success for Kids.

'Analysis that matters'

In an audio Q&A, political scientist Brendan O’Leary of the Penn Program in Ethnic Conflict, discusses his work as a U.N. senior advisor. (SAS Frontiers)

In Palestine, Occupational Hazards

November 7, 2010

Amy Kaplan of the School of Arts and Sciences shares experiences while researching Palestine and certain border restrictions.

Audio: FREAKONOMICS: How Powerful Is That Leader?

November 2, 2010

Justin Wolfers of the Wharton School shares his views on the value of titles of world leaders.