Engaging Globally

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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.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 29, 2010

Penn Graduate School of Education Opens Business Plan Competition Submissions; Top Prize $25,000

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and the Milken Family Foundation have announced that the 2011 Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition is open for submissions.

            Entering its second year, this global competition is the first contest specifically aimed at stimulating entrepreneurship and addressing challenges in education.  It is designed to connect social entrepreneurs to venture capitalists and other funders interested in improving education.

5 Takes on the U.S.-China Currency Tensions

October 27, 2010

Jacques deLisle of the Law School shares his perspective on the extent to which China’s currency revaluation will affect U.S. economic recovery.

Article Source: Atlantic

At U.S. Colleges, Chinese-Financed Centers Prompt Worries About Academic Freedom

October 17, 2010

Other U.S. colleges have resisted entering into such relationships. Among them, the University of Pennsylvania chose not to apply for a Confucius Institute, partly because it was uncomfortable with the Chinese government's involvement, says G. Cameron Hurst III, a former director of the university's Center for East Asian Studies.

Mexican Firm Sticks by ‘Bimbo’ Bread Name

October 17, 2010

Leonard Lodish of the Wharton School comments on the name of a bread produced in Mexico.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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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.