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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 1, 2014

Research From Penn and UCSB Shows How Giant Clams Harness the Sun

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Researchers have now shown how giant clams use iridescent structures to thrive, operating as exceedingly efficient, living greenhouses that grow symbiotic algae as a source of food. This understanding could have implications for alternative energy research.

Evolution in extreme environments has produced life forms with amazing abilities and traits. Beneath the waves, many creatures sport iridescent structures that rival what materials scientists can make in the laboratory.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151September 29, 2014

La Casa Latina at Penn Marks 15th Anniversary

For some University of Pennsylvania students, La Casa Latina is the next best thing to being at home with their families.

Westward, Ho! Penn’s Homeownership Incentive Boundaries On the Move

September 26, 2014

The westward expansion of Penn’s home-ownership incentive program is featured.


Article Source: CBS3 News (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 25, 2014

Penn Professor Daniel Gillion Receives APSA Best Book Award

Daniel Gillion, University of Pennsylvania assistant professor of political science, has won the American Political Science Association Race, Ethnicity and Politics Section’s 2014 Best Book Award for The Political Power of Protest: Minority Activism and Shifts in Public Policy.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 25, 2014

Goal of Penn Student’s Threads for Teens: Build Girls’ Self-Esteem and Style

Allyson Ahlstrom has won many accolades, appeared on national TV shows and met dozens of celebrities as founder of Threads for Teens, a non-profit organization that gives new, donated clothes to impoverished teens.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 25, 2014

Opening of Penn Engineering’s New 3-D Printing Facility: ‘The AddLab’

Thanks in part to an anonymous $250,000 gift, the University of Pennsylvania‘s School of Engineering and Applied Science is opening the AddLab, a new additive manufacturing facility that will feature a suite of state-of-the-art 3-D printing tools.

WHO

Robert W. Carpick
John Henry Towne Professor and Department Chair
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
School of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Pennsylvania

Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Staff and Students

WHAT

Tour of new additive manufacturing facility
Demonstration of 3-D printed objects

WHEN

Thursday, October 2, 4-5:30 p.m.

WHERE

Towne Building Room 187
Chancellor Walk Entrance (Labled "1" on map)
Accessible from 34th and Walnut streets

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820September 24, 2014

Student at Penn GSE Cruises From Coast Guard Officer to High School Teacher

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"O Captain! My Captain!" One well-known movie inspired Carl McLaughlin to become a teacher. But, first, he spent some time as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard.

Robin Williams’ performance in “Dead Poets Society” inspired Carl McLaughlin to become a teacher.

Now a student in the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, the 27-year-old from Northeast Philadelphia is on his way to inspiring the next generation.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 23, 2014

GSWS and Alice Paul Center at Penn Announce New Director

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The University of Pennsylvania’s Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program and Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality, and Women have appointed a new director, Nancy J. Hirschmann. She succeeds Christine Poggi, professor of history of art who led the program from 2011 to 2014.

The University of Pennsylvania’s Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program and Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality, and Women have appointed a new director, Nancy J.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 25, 2014

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus to Speak at Penn Sept. 25

United States Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will give a talk at Penn on "Seapower and the World Economy" on Sept. 25.

WHO:

Ray Mabus, United States Secretary of the Navy 

Steven J. Fluharty, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences

Michael Horowitz, associate professor of political science 

WHAT:

Seapower and the World Economy” talk

WHEN:

Thursday, Sept. 25, 1 p.m.

WHERE:

Houston Hall, Bodek Lounge, 3417 Spruce St., Philadelphia

The talk by United States Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will focus on the importance of America's maritime presence for economic trade and global prosperity.

Mabus, the 75th U.S. Navy Secretary, is responsible for conducting the affairs of the Department of the Navy, including recruiting, training, and equipping the Navy and Marine Corps. Before his appointment, Mabus served in a variety of leadership positions including governor of Mississippi and ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

Steven J. Fluharty, dean of the School of Arts & Sciences, will introduce the secretary. Michael Horowitz, associate professor of political science, will moderate the Q&A portion of the talk, sponsored by Arts & Sciences, Penn’s Christopher Browne Center for International Politics at Penn, Penn's Naval ROTC unit and the Foreign Policy Research Institute.

Space is limited. Members of the public may attend by RSVPing via email to horom@sas.upenn.edu

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Media Contact:Jessica McIlhenny | jmcilh@upenn.edu | 215-898-6118 September 19, 2014

Penn Celebrates National Voter Registration Day

The University of Pennsylvania will participate in National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, Sept. 23. Penn joins more than 1,000 organizations across the country in this one-day coordinated initiative to increase voter registration and voter education.