Engaging Globally

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 20, 2013

Penn Cosmologists Join Euclid Space Telescope Mission

PHILADELPHIA — NASA has nominated three U.S. science teams to participate in the European Space Agency's planned Euclid mission, a space telescope designed to probe the mysteries of dark energy and dark matter and scheduled to launch in 2020.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 19, 2013

Penn Researchers Help Show That Blood Plasma Is Thicker Than Water

PHILADELPHIA — For decades, researchers thought that blood plasma behaved like water. But, according to new research from the University of Pennsylvania and Saarland University in Germany, plasma is more elastic and viscous than water, and, like ketchup, its flow properties depend on the pressure it is under.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194February 15, 2013

Penn’s Rebecca Stein Will Engage Online Economics Students in the ‘Active Sport’ of Learning

Many professors who embark on teaching a massive open online class, or MOOC, may be apprehensive about conveying their subject material to thousands.

Free Calculations

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Robert Ghrist of Math and Engineering “is spreading the gospel of calculus” to 48,000 students around the world.

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Pope Benedict XVI’s Resignation

Dr. Anthea Butler, an associate professor of religious studies and graduate chair in the School of Arts and Sciences, is an advocate for the public understanding of religion.