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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 22, 2014

For Penn Graduate Student Cherae McWilliams, a Field Placement Opens New Doors

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School of Social Policy & Practice student Cherae McWilliams believes in the human capacity for resilience and she's turning that belief into a career in social work.

Cherae McWilliams believes in the human capacity for resilience.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422October 22, 2014

Want to Change the World? Penn Has a Prize for That.

The big banner on the ARCH on Locust Walk and the emails from President Gutmann to the senior class have gotten the message out: The search for entries in the inaugural President’s Engagement Prize competition is underway.

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

Penn Launches Climate Action Plan 2.0

Five years after releasing its original Climate Action Plan, the University of Pennsylvania today announced the launch of Climate Action Plan 2.0, a roadmap for environmental improvement and sustainability on campus to 2019 and beyond.

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

Linda Aiken of Penn Nursing Has Received Lienhard Award From Institute of Medicine

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Linda Aiken has received this honor for her research demonstrating the importance of nursing care and work environments in achieving patient-centered, affordable health care.

Linda Aiken, a professor of nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, has received the 2014 Gustav O.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 15, 2014

Penn Physicist Alison Sweeney Receives 2014 Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation announced Wednesday that Alison Sweeney, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania, will receive a 2014 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 13, 2014

Penn’s Martin Seligman Honored With Inaugural TANG Prize for Lifetime of Work

Martin Seligman, the director of the Positive Psychology Center and the Zellerbach Family Professor of Psychology in the University of Pennsylvania's School of Arts & Sciences, will be honored with the inaugural

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 14, 2014

Penn’s Field Center to Host Annual Field of Dreams Luncheon

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The Field Center will host its fourth annual Field of Dreams Luncheon, honoring four leaders who created the Philadelphia Safety Collaborative, a groundbreaking facility that allows for the joint investigation of child abuse.

The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research at the University of Pennsylvania will host its fourth annual Field of Dreams Luncheon, Friday, Oct. 24, at the College of Physicians, 19 S. 22nd St., Philadelphia.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 8, 2014

Penn Prof and Alums Address Strangulation, Intimate Partner Violence in Research

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School of Social Policy & Practice professor Susan B. Sorenson, along with two alumnae, analyzed non-fatal strangulation among intimate partners and published an article in the American Journal of Public Health.

To help policymakers understand the terror and risks experienced by victims of domestic abuse, a University of Pennsylvania professor has analyzed non-fatal strangulation among intimate partners.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194October 3, 2014

Penn Vet Students Travel the World to Treat Wildlife

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It’s not unusual for students at Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine to travel to far-flung locales caring for exotic animals. From Africa to Haitian goat farms and the southwest Alaskan coast, such excursions provide experiences that supplement a busy academic year of classes, research and clinic.

By Madeleine Stone  @themadstone

Every morning this past July, Max Emanuel, a veterinary student at the University of Pennsylvania, would get up and drive to work. But Emanuel’s was no run-of-the-mill morning commute.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 2, 2014

The ‘Doctor’ Is In: Science Major Kicks Gluteus Maximus in Men’s Soccer Club at Penn

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Menvekeh Daramay's soccer teammates lovingly call him "Doc." The 21-year-old senior lived in West Africa until age 10 and now, he's planning to become a doctor.

Menvekeh Daramay has been playing soccer since age 5.