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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 16, 2013

NROTC Battalion at Penn Celebrates 238 Years of Naval History

With an early morning six-mile run through the streets of Philadelphia, the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Pennsylvania commemorated the Navy’s 238th birthday, Oct. 16.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 14, 2013

Penn Social Impact Course Guide Now Available Online

A new online guide lists all of the courses available at the University of Pennsylvania that focus on making a difference in the lives of others.

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

New Network and Data Sciences Center to Open at Penn

The University of Pennsylvania is launching a new, interdisciplinary research effort to study and solve problems using the tools of the digital age: The Warren Center for Network & Data Sciences.  

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

Penn Engineering Intro Class Gets a Power Boost

As computers become more enmeshed in everyday life, both their software and hardware are becoming accessible to the average person. Whereas do-it-yourself enthusiasts of earlier generations tackled birdhouses and AM radios, this generation is making its own robots, 3-D printers and cell phone accessories.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 10, 2013

PennSmiles Has Local Children Grinning from Ear to Ear

Kids in West Philadelphia sure do have a reason to smile.

For more than a decade, the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine has been providing oral health education, screenings and primary dental care to children at local schools and community agencies.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194October 10, 2013

Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center and Center for Dairy Excellence Form Partnership

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center and the Center for Dairy Excellence have signed a memorandum of understanding to formally recognize their partnership to he

Made in Pennsylvania, but a Model for America: As I See It

October 8, 2013

President Amy Gutmann contributes to an op-ed about collaborating with several Pennsylvania universities to help reinvigorate the manufacturing industry.

Article Source: Harrisburg Patriot-News
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 8, 2013

Penn Scientists Celebrate Role in Higgs Discovery That Led to Nobel Prize

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences today awarded the Nobel Prize in physics to theorists Peter Higgs and Francois Englert to recognize their work developing the theory of what is now known as the Higgs field, which gives elementary particles mass.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 7, 2013

African Independence Film Screening to Open Penn Africana Studies Conference

The University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Africana Studies and Center for Africana Studies are co-sponsoring an Oct. 17-18 conference on the future of Africana studies to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the department.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151October 3, 2013

Penn Professors Teach Online Class to Plan Cities of the Future

The year 2050 seems far away, but urban planners are already working on designing cities to accommodate the expected huge population increase in cities across the globe.