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

‘Botswana 2.0' Symposium to be Held April 23 at Penn

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Members of the University of Pennsylvania community are invited to attend a free symposium designed to increase awareness about Penn’s global health work in Botswana and opportunities for students to become involved in international work and research there. Free breakfast will be served starting at 8 a.m.

WHO            Tebelelo Secretse, ambassador of Botswana to the United States

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151April 21, 2014
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 17, 2014

Men’s Rugby at Penn: Olympians of Tomorrow Heading to Collegiate Championships

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For the second consecutive year, the Men’s Rugby Football Club at Penn is playing at the national Collegiate Rugby Championships May 31-June 1 at PPL Park in Chester, Pa.

Future Olympic champions may be in training right here at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 17, 2014

Film Diplomacy Topic of Dick Wolf Cinema Studies Conference at Penn

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Scholars, filmmakers and government officials gathering for The Second Annual Dick Wolf Conference “Film Diplomacy in the Digital Age” will explore the role of film, video and digital media as tools of social change and control in global politics on April 18.

 

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 17, 2014

Computer Users Circumvent Password Security With Workarounds, Penn Led Study Shows

When workers and organizations circumvent computer passwords and security rules, they unwittingly open the door to hackers, according to a study co-authored by Ross Koppel, an adjunct professor of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 16, 2014

Cosmologists at Penn Weigh Cosmic Filaments and Voids

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Dark matter is thought to exist in a vast network of filaments throughout the universe, pulling luminous galaxies into an interconnected web of clusters, interspersed with seemingly empty voids. Penn researchers have measured the "weight" of these voids and filaments for the first time, showing the former are not as empty as they look.

Cosmologists have established that much of the stuff of the universe is made of dark matter, a mysterious, invisible substance that can’t be directly detected but which exerts a gravitational pull on surrounding objects.

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

Students at Penn Mentor Local Children Through Big Brothers Big Sisters

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Penn students have been involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters for 10 years. This year, 280 matches have been made between undergraduates at Penn and youngsters from seven local schools, including the Henry C. Lea Elementary School. In all, there have been approximately 1,900 matches made at Penn.

Shaiyam Flavaney credits much of his success as a student at the University of Pennsylvania to the guidance he received from his mentors, growing up in Jackson, N.J.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 11, 2014

Penn Lightbulb Café Presents Michael Horowitz Talk on Future of War

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Michael Horowitz, associate professor of political science at Penn, will draw on his extensive research on military innovation, as well as his experience working in the Department of Defense, to discuss key trends and technologies that will shape the future of warfare.

WHO:             Michael Horowitz

                        Associate Professor of Political Science

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 11, 2014

Penn and ADL Team Up to Provide Holocaust Education Teacher-training Workshop April 17

On April 17th Penn and the Anti-Defamation League of Philadelphia will present a half-day workshop for teachers of the Holocaust that will incorporate the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s Visual History Archive of interviews with Holocaust survivors and witnesses.

 

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