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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.

Expert:
Debra Schilling Wolfe

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Secession and Separatism

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

Dr. Brendan O’Leary Professor of Political Science

School of Arts & Sciences

Born in Ireland, Dr. O’Leary is the author or editor of numerous publications including, Divided Nations and European Integration and Right-Sizing the State: The Politics of Moving Borders. He can discuss Scotland and secessionism and the implications for the United Kingdom if Great Britain breaks up. 

 

 

Media Contact
Jacquie Posey, 215-898-6460 or jposey@upenn.edu

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820September 15, 2014

Case Study Examines Penn as Global Model for Leadership in Civic Engagement

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“Effective Governance of a University as an Anchor Institution: University of Pennsylvania as a Case Study,” chronicles the history and evolution of Penn's community engagement.

An interdisciplinary team at the University of Pennsylvania points to a successful local engagement program that Penn has employed during two decades as a model for developing cities and communities that thrive both in the United States and internationally.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 15, 2014

Doctoral Research Takes Penn Student to Mountains of Japan for Ascetic Retreats

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No one can blame Frank Clements if he spends some time catching up on his favorite pastimes watching TV shows on Netflix, reading and running, now that he’s back home from an ascetic research trip to the mountains of Japan. The Penn Ph.D. student’s dissertation centers on the Shugendô mountain religious tradition.

No one can blame Frank Clements if he spends some time catching up on his favorite pastimes watching TV shows on Netflix, reading and running, now that he’s back home from an ascetic research trip to the mountains of Japan.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 15, 2014

Penn Center for Innovation’s Mobile App Challenge Is Back for a Second Year

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Last fall, the Penn Center for Innovation launched the AppItUP Challenge, a contest that gathered mobile app ideas from across the University of Pennsylvania community and helped bring the best ones to life.

By Madeleine Stone @themadstone

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 14, 2014

Penn Research Helps Uncover Mechanism Behind Solid-Solid Phase Transitions

Two solids made of the same elements but with different geometric arrangements of the atoms, or crystal phases, can produce materials with different properties. Coal and diamond offer a spectacular example of this effect.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820September 12, 2014

Penn Grad Student Taja Towne Has Sights on Career in International Social Work

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For her field placement, Taja Towne, a student at the School of Social Policy & Practice, is working with the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition.

For Taja Towne, leaving the familiar comfort of home is part of a bigger plan.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820September 12, 2014

Helping Others Is Personal for Penn Social Work Student

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School of Social Policy & Practice student Ashley Blake is working for the Goldring Re-entry Initiative, a program designed to assist incarcerated people transition back into society with the goal of reducing recidivism.

Ashley Blake’s family has gone through a lot.