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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 25, 2014

Goal of Penn Student’s Threads for Teens: Build Girls’ Self-Esteem and Style

Allyson Ahlstrom has won many accolades, appeared on national TV shows and met dozens of celebrities as founder of Threads for Teens, a non-profit organization that gives new, donated clothes to impoverished teens.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 25, 2014

Opening of Penn Engineering’s New 3-D Printing Facility: ‘The AddLab’

Thanks in part to an anonymous $250,000 gift, the University of Pennsylvania‘s School of Engineering and Applied Science is opening the AddLab, a new additive manufacturing facility that will feature a suite of state-of-the-art 3-D printing tools.

WHO

Robert W. Carpick
John Henry Towne Professor and Department Chair
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
School of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Pennsylvania

Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Staff and Students

WHAT

Tour of new additive manufacturing facility
Demonstration of 3-D printed objects

WHEN

Thursday, October 2, 4-5:30 p.m.

WHERE

Towne Building Room 187
Chancellor Walk Entrance (Labled "1" on map)
Accessible from 34th and Walnut streets

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820September 24, 2014

Student at Penn GSE Cruises From Coast Guard Officer to High School Teacher

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"O Captain! My Captain!" One well-known movie inspired Carl McLaughlin to become a teacher. But, first, he spent some time as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard.

Robin Williams’ performance in “Dead Poets Society” inspired Carl McLaughlin to become a teacher.

Now a student in the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, the 27-year-old from Northeast Philadelphia is on his way to inspiring the next generation.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 23, 2014

GSWS and Alice Paul Center at Penn Announce New Director

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The University of Pennsylvania’s Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program and Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality, and Women have appointed a new director, Nancy J. Hirschmann. She succeeds Christine Poggi, professor of history of art who led the program from 2011 to 2014.

The University of Pennsylvania’s Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program and Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality, and Women have appointed a new director, Nancy J.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 25, 2014

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus to Speak at Penn Sept. 25

United States Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will give a talk at Penn on "Seapower and the World Economy" on Sept. 25.

WHO:

Ray Mabus, United States Secretary of the Navy 

Steven J. Fluharty, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences

Michael Horowitz, associate professor of political science 

WHAT:

Seapower and the World Economy” talk

WHEN:

Thursday, Sept. 25, 1 p.m.

WHERE:

Houston Hall, Bodek Lounge, 3417 Spruce St., Philadelphia

The talk by United States Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will focus on the importance of America's maritime presence for economic trade and global prosperity.

Mabus, the 75th U.S. Navy Secretary, is responsible for conducting the affairs of the Department of the Navy, including recruiting, training, and equipping the Navy and Marine Corps. Before his appointment, Mabus served in a variety of leadership positions including governor of Mississippi and ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

Steven J. Fluharty, dean of the School of Arts & Sciences, will introduce the secretary. Michael Horowitz, associate professor of political science, will moderate the Q&A portion of the talk, sponsored by Arts & Sciences, Penn’s Christopher Browne Center for International Politics at Penn, Penn's Naval ROTC unit and the Foreign Policy Research Institute.

Space is limited. Members of the public may attend by RSVPing via email to horom@sas.upenn.edu

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Media Contact:Jessica McIlhenny | jmcilh@upenn.edu | 215-898-6118 September 19, 2014

Penn Celebrates National Voter Registration Day

The University of Pennsylvania will participate in National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, Sept. 23. Penn joins more than 1,000 organizations across the country in this one-day coordinated initiative to increase voter registration and voter education.

University of Pennsylvania Expands Homeownership Incentive Program

September 16, 2014

Penn’s homeownership incentive program is highlighted for its expansion.

Article Source: WCAU-TV (Philadelphia)

PIK Prof Chris Murray: From Industry to Ivy League

For Christopher B. Murray, the promise of major investments in nanoscale science and technology—including a commitment to build what is now the world-class Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology—lured him from a big-time career in industry to a whole new world at Penn.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Gina Bryan | bryangm@upenn.edu | 215-898-8721September 23, 2014

Penn Science Café Presents ‘The AddLab: 3-D Printing in Teaching and Research’

The School of Engineering and Applied Science at Penn is opening a new additive manufacturing facility. Commonly known as "3-D printing," this futuristic technique has captured the popular imagination.

WHO:

Jonathan Fiene
Senior Lecturer and Director of Laboratory Programs
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
School of Engineering and Applied Science

Katherine Kuchenbecker
Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
School of Engineering and Applied Science

Nick Parrotta
Coordinator of Instructional Laboratories
School of Engineering and Applied Science

WHAT:

Penn Science Café, ‘The AddLab: 3-D Printing in Teaching and Research’

WHEN:

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 6-7 p.m. 

WHERE:

World Cafe Live Upstairs, 3025 Walnut St., Philadelphia

 

This is part of the Penn Science Café, a free public-lecture series presented by the School of Arts & Sciences and the Office of University Communications that takes science scholarship out of the lab for a night on the town. Each hour-long talk begins at 6 p.m. and is followed by an audience Q&A. Café events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Menu items will be available for purchase.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820September 16, 2014

Child Abuse Charges and Adrian Peterson

Note for TV and radio: The University of Pennsylvania has an on-campus ISDN line and satellite uplink facility with live-shot capability.

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Debra Schilling Wolfe