Engaging Globally

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194November 11, 2013

A Tale of Two Genes: Penn Team Elucidates Evolution of Bitter Taste Sensitivity

It’s no coincidence that the expression “to leave a bitter taste in one’s mouth” has a double meaning; people often have strong negative reactions to bitter substances, which, though found in healthful foods like vegetables, can also signify toxicity. For this reason, the ability to sense bitterness likely played an important role in human evolution.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658October 22, 2013

AAU Elects Penn President Amy Gutmann as Vice Chair

The Association of American Universities has elected University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann as its vice chair for the 2013-2014 term, the AAU announced today during its semi-annual meeting in Washington, D.C. 

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194September 30, 2013

Shadrack Frimpong of Penn Has a Vision for a Healthy Africa

Spending a summer break in Switzerland may conjure images of scaling snow-covered Alps.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658
Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194September 6, 2013

Two Penn Students Awarded HHMI International Research Fellowships

Two doctoral students from the University of Pennsylvania, Nam Woo Cho of the Perelman School of Medicine and Maryam Yousefi of the School of Veterinary Medicine, have received International Student Research Fellowships from the Howar

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194September 3, 2013

Delivering Drugs With Plants, Penn’s Henry Daniell Aims to Save Lives

An admonishment to eat your greens may take on a whole new meaning if Henry Daniell, who recently joined the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, has anything to do with it.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 30, 2013

Touchdown Quakers: Penn Athletics Launches the Ivy League® Digital Network

You don’t need an app for that.

The University of Pennsylvania’s Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics has partnered with an online video technology company to launch the Ivy League® Digital Network for the 2013-2014 season.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460July 25, 2013

Penn Professor Kenneth Shropshire to Teach Sports Business e-Course

For more than a quarter of a century, University of Pennsylvania professor Kenneth Shropshire has taught students at Penn’s Wharton School about the global business of sports.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 22, 2013

Social Policy Student at Penn Archives LGBT Center’s History

A student at the University of Pennsylvania wants to make sure future generations understand historic struggles for equality, so that similar mistakes don’t happen again.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 18, 2013

Penn Researchers Help Show New Way to Study and Improve Catalytic Reactions

Catalysts are everywhere. They make chemical reactions that normally occur at extremely high temperatures and pressures possible within factories, cars and the comparatively balmy conditions within the human body. Developing better catalysts, however, is mainly a hit-or-miss process.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 15, 2013

Penn’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy Helps To End Hunger, Obesity, Waste

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania has released the Food Funder Compass, a free, online guide to help United States donors channel their charitable dollars into organizations and models that make the biggest difference.