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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460November 21, 2014

Botswana Internship Inspires Penn Senior to Start a Happiness Blog

University of Pennsylvania senior Callan Parra chronicles the stories of people she’s met who’ve triumphed over adversities and offers insights on coping with stress and finding life’s “perfect moments” in a new blog called “Happy for Happyness.”

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422November 21, 2014

Competition Leads Five Penn Students to Successful Social Entrepreneurship

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A year ago, what started as a “crazy idea” among five University of Pennsylvania students in the off-campus apartment of senior Josh Tycko has turned into a budding social entrepreneurial business that is changing lives – theirs and those of thousands of children in India.

A year ago, what started as a “crazy idea” among five University of Pennsylvania students in the off-campus apartment of senior Josh Tycko has turned into a budding social entrepreneurial business that is changing lives – theirs and those of thousands of children in India.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 20, 2014

‘Giving Tuesday’

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Katherina Rosqueta, an expert from Penn's Center for High Impact Philanthropy, can weigh in on charitable contributions for "Giving Tuesday," the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

Note for TV and radio: The University of Pennsylvania has an on-campus ISDN line and satellite uplink facility with live-shot capability.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 19, 2014

Student’s Fresh Start at Penn Opens Up New Opportunities

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Annie Bennett just transferred to Penn this semester. She's already pledged a sorority and is participating in various other campus organizations, including the Field Hockey Club.

Annie Bennett was half way to graduation at a small liberal arts college when she made the decision to transfer to the University of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604November 19, 2014

Penn-developed Method for Selecting Mental Health Treatments Receives $160,000 Award

MQ: Transforming Mental Health, a new United Kingdom-based charitable organization that supports mental health research, announced Wednesday the first major investment of its new flagship research program, PsyIMPACT. A team of University of Pennsylvania researchers is amon

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460November 18, 2014

Penn Senior’s Nonprofit Global Youth United Is a Catalyst for Social Change

Katherine Mateo is a leader and mentor with a passion to make the world a better place. The senior who entered the University of Pennsylvania three years ago as a Benjamin Franklin Scholar and Civic Scholar is director of Global Youth United, a Philadelphia-based organization that helps high school-age students identify social problems in the world and develop strategic plans to address them.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604November 18, 2014

Penn Center for Innovation Celebrates Launch, Brings Research and Industry Closer Together

Yesterday, University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann helped celebrate the launch of the Penn Center for Innovation, a new initiative that will provide the infrastructure, leadership and resources needed to transfer promising Penn inventions, know-how and related assets into the marketplace for the public good.  

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 13, 2014

Penn ‘College Day’ Gives Lea Students a Look Into a Promising Future

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Sophomore Ray Clark, a political science major from Washington, D.C., is helping to organize "College Day," which welcomes eighth-graders from Lea Elementary School to Penn's campus as honorary college students.

Nearly 35 pre-teens have received their acceptance letters to the University of Pennsylvania -- at least for one day.

On Friday, Nov. 21, eighth-graders from the Henry C. Lea Elementary School in West Philadelphia will become honorary college students at Penn during College Day 2014.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 13, 2014

Penn’s Division of Public Safety Recognized for Excellence

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For the eight year in a row, Penn Public Safety has ranked No. 1 in the higher education sector category of Security Magazine's "Security 500."

The University of Pennsylvania was ranked No.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 24, 2014

When A Penn Open Learning Class Ends, Continuing Education Does Not

For students in University of Pennsylvania Open Learning courses, the online education provided in the global classroom doesn’t end when the courses do.

Growing Old Around the Globe” from Penn’s School of Nursing is a shining example of the college-level continuing education that can be found in Penn’s free massive open online courses.