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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 25, 2013

Penn's Project for Civic Engagement to Host Forums on Shore Storm Recovery

The University of Pennsylvania Project for Civic Engagement and WHYY/NewsWorks will host a series of community forums along the New Jersey shore to gather citizen input that can be used to inform decision-makers about what individuals, communities and governments can do to limit the harm done by the next storm.

Ready for Next Time? Rethinking the Shore After Sandy” invites citizens who live, vacation or make a living at the Jersey shore to participate in this public discussion featuring moderators who will guide the dialogue.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194July 23, 2013

Penn Junior Mounica Gummadi Focuses on the Humanity of Health Care

(This is the third in a series about University of Pennsylvania students who took their arguments in support of federal student financial aid to Washington this summer in a project organized by the Office of Student Registration and Financial ServicesOther profiles feature students 

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 23, 2013

Penn Engineer Mark Harding Learns About Himself Via Teaching

(This is the second in a series about University of Pennsylvania students who took their arguments in support of federal student financial aid to Washington this summer in a project organized by the Office of Student Registration and Financial Services. Other profiles feature students Kristin Thomas and Mounica Gummadi.)

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 22, 2013

Social Policy Student at Penn Archives LGBT Center’s History

A student at the University of Pennsylvania wants to make sure future generations understand historic struggles for equality, so that similar mistakes don’t happen again.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422July 17, 2013

Penn’s Thomas 'Put a Face' in Front of Legislators Deciding Federal Financial Aid

(This is the first in a series about University of Pennsylvania students who took their arguments in support of federal student financial aid to Washington this summer in a project organized by the Office of Student Registration and Financial Services.)

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 17, 2013

Nano-Noses at Penn Science Cafe

Physicist Charlie Johnson connects the biological to the digital, using graphene and carbon nanotubes to turn chemical interactions into electrical signals. Johnson will explain how attaching biological structures, such as antibodies, to these flat or rolled-up lattices of carbon atoms has enabled him and his colleagues to build new kinds of sensors, detecting things like Lyme disease bacteria.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 15, 2013

Penn’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy Helps To End Hunger, Obesity, Waste

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania has released the Food Funder Compass, a free, online guide to help United States donors channel their charitable dollars into organizations and models that make the biggest difference. 

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 15, 2013

Penn Researchers, New Technology Provide Access to Data on Homelessness

Researchers from the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania want to help end homelessness through sharing critical data.

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Media Contact:Sara Stewart | arg@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-898-3617July 12, 2013

Penn's Arthur Ross Gallery Presents Auguste Rodin: The Human Experience

PHILADELPHIA —  Auguste Rodin:  The Human Experience, Selections from the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Collections opens on Saturday, August 17 at the Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460June 24, 2013

Queen for a Day at Penn

“Have you ever dreamed of being Queen for a Day?” read the online invitation to the University of Pennsylvania Annual Queen’s Tea presented by the African-American Resource Center and Women of Color at Penn.