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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jeanneleong1@gmail.com | 215-573-8151June 30, 2014

Goal of Breaking Down Barriers Leads Nancy Minyanou to Penn Abroad

Nancy Minyanou’s interest in Argentina was sparked in high school, and now this summer the rising junior at the University of Pennsylvania is fulfilling a vision for breaking down barriers and expanding her knowledge about the country in the Penn Summer Abroad program in Buenos Aires.
 

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460June 27, 2014

Penn Undergraduate Re-envisions Chicago Study of Urban Schools’ Built Environment

University of Pennsylvania student Ashlin Oglesby-Neal knows that reforming education policy and improving the internal dynamics of schools can be difficult, but that’s not stopping her from trying.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460June 26, 2014

PennSound Transforms How Poetry Is Taught the World Over

PennSound, a University of Pennsylvania-based online audio poetry website, is revolutionizing the way that educators teach poetry.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 25, 2014

Penn Plays a Major Role at a Global Forum on Education, Innovation and Democracy

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Penn's International Consortium for Higher Education, Civic Responsibility and Democracy will play a major role in the "Higher Education for Democratic Innovation" global forum this week in Belfast.

Hosted within the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania, the International Consortium for Higher Education, Civic Responsibility and Democracy will play a major role in a global forum focused on democracy June 25-27 in Belfast, Nor

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 24, 2014

Penn Research Lends New Insights on Conditions for New Blood Vessel Formation

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Researchers at Penn have uncovered the existence of a threshold above which fluid flowing through blood vessel walls causes new capillaries to sprout

Angiogenesis, the sprouting of new blood vessels from pre-existing ones, is essential to the body’s development. As organs grow, vascular networks must grow with them to feed new cells and remove their waste. The same process, however, also plays a critical role in the onset and progression of many cancers, as it allows the rapid growth of tumors.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151June 23, 2014

Penn Student Learns About Intercultural Communications Through Study Abroad

For Ingred Prince, a rising junior at the University of Pennsylvania, some of her most enriching experiences have occurred through opportunities to study and explore abroad.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194June 19, 2014

Penn Biologist Daniel Janzen Selected to Receive Blue Planet Prize

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Daniel Janzen of the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Biology was chosen to receive a 2014 Blue Planet Prize, an international environmental award sponsored by the Asahi Glass Foundation.

Daniel Janzen of the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Biology in the School of Arts & Sciences was chosen to receive a 2014 Blue Planet Prize,

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460June 19, 2014

Penn’s Student Body President Bridges Cultures Through Dialogue

University of Pennsylvania student Joyce Kim is on a mission to spur intercultural dialogue across campus and halfway around the world in North and South Korea.

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

West Philadelphia Graduates Receive Supplemental Scholarships, Courtesy of Penn

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Penn has awarded five $1,000 scholarships to college-bound high school seniors who have made a difference through community service.

The University of Pennsylvania’s Volunteers in Public Service Scholarship Program has awarded five $1,000 supplemental scholarships to local college-bound students who have made a difference in West Philadelphia and beyond.

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

Penn Lends Support to National ‘Maker Movement’

In conjunction with the first White House Maker Faire being held today, the University of Pennsylvania signed a joint letter along with more than 150 other institutions, pledging support to foster a “generation of makers.” The letter details the need for young tinkerers, inventors and entrepreneurs to bring life to future innovations.