Engaging Globally

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460May 16, 2013

Penn: More Sub-Saharan Africans Living Longer but With Limited Function

The number of adults living beyond age 45 in sub-Saharan Africa is rapidly expanding, yet many of these older men and women experience physical illnesses and disabilities that limit their ability to function, according to a study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and in Malawi.

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

Penn to Host International Homelessness Research Conference

The University of Pennsylvania will be the site for a two-day “International Homelessness Research Conference: Advancing the Policy and Practice of Crisis Response Systems” on June 3-4. It is set for 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m. in Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce St.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 14, 2013

Penn Research Helps Paint Finer Picture of Massive 1700 Earthquake

In 1700, a massive earthquake struck the west coast of North America. Though it was powerful enough to cause a tsunami as far as Japan, a lack of local documentation has made studying this historic event challenging.

Penn Animal Hospital Named One of Nation’s First Veterinary Trauma Centers

April 30, 2013

Penn’s Ryan Hospital has been named one of the nation’s first trauma centers for animals.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 29, 2013

Penn Research Helps to Show How Turbulence Can Occur Without Inertia

Anyone who has flown in an airplane knows about turbulence, or when the flow of a fluid — in this case, the flow of air over the wings — becomes chaotic and unstable. For more than a century, the field of fluid mechanics has posited that turbulence scales with inertia, and so massive things, like planes, have an easier time causing it.

Competing With Cambodia

April 16, 2013

Devesh Kapur of the School of Arts and Sciences shares his thoughts about why foreign direct investment is not attracted to India.

Article Source: Business Standard
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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658April 19, 2013

Wickham: Africa Needs to Pave Its Own Road

April 1, 2013

Tukufu Zuberi of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on his recent documentary and African Independence.

Article Source: USA Today
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194March 22, 2013

Penn’s Sarah Hughes: A United Nations Foundation ‘Champion’ for Vaccination

The University of Pennsylvania’s Sarah Hughes didn’t always consider herself an advocate. But she’s also not one to pass up an opportunity to help.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658March 19, 2013

Penn to Create Perry World House to Enhance Global Initiatives

The University of Pennsylvania will establish a central home on campus for global activities and initiatives to be known as the Perry World House, President Amy Gutmann announced today.