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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422August 19, 2014

Penn Sophomore Seeks to Improve Pneumonia Vaccines

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University Scholar sophomore Ivan Ye from Iowa City, Iowa, has spent the summer conducting research focused on identifying a vaccine for pneumonia in the lab of Hao Shen, associate professor of microbiology at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine.

By Christina Cook

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151August 14, 2014

Student Campaign at Penn Spotlights Cultural Resource Centers on Campus

Through a student-led video and poster campaign, University of Pennsylvania students are getting the word out about six cultural resource centers available to help classmates achieve success inside and outside the classroom. 

The Real Value of Online Education

August 13, 2014

Brandon Alcorn, Gayle Christensen and Ezekiel Emanuel of Global Initiatives co-author this article on MOOCs.

Article Source: The Atlantic
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Media Contact:Deborah Lang | dlang@upenn.edu | 215-573-8386August 20, 2014

Penn IUR Publishes New Report on Universities as Anchor Institutions

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Penn IUR has released The Power of Eds & Meds: Urban Universities Investing in Neighborhood Revitalization and Innovation Districts. a new report that examines the power of universities as anchor institutions.

Penn IUR has just released a new report that examines the power of universities as anchor institutions. The Power of Eds & Meds: Urban Universities Investing in Neighborhood Revitalization and Innovation Districts explores the motivations and strategies behind six universities investing in revitalization and innovation beyond their c

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Media Contact:Deborah Lang | dlang@upenn.edu | 215-573-8386August 14, 2014

Penn IUR Publishes Two New Reports on Rapid Urbanization

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Penn IUR has recently published two reports about rapid urbanization. Both reports--Feeding Cities: Food Security in a Rapidly Urbanizing World, and Place Matters-- grew out of Penn IUR conferences supported by the Rockefeller Foundation.

Penn IUR has recently published two reports about rapid urbanization.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194August 8, 2014

Penn Professor’s Open Calculus Course Engages Students Locally and Globally

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For many bright students, the Advanced Placement Calculus BC exam is one of the most daunting hurdles of high school. But Philadelphia high school students who took University of Pennsylvania Professor Robert Ghrist’s online calculus course last year have a different perspective.

By Madeleine Stone @themadstone

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820August 6, 2014

Penn Hosts Program for Inner City Businesses

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The Wharton School and the Inner City Capital Connections program hosted approximately 100 leaders of growing urban businesses for a one-day seminar focused on expansion and raising capital.

On July 31, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania hosted the Inner City Capital Connections program, designed to strengthen the capabilities of CEOs of growing inner city businesses in the mid-Atlantic region to raise capital.&

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-8981422August 5, 2014

Penn Undergrad’s Research on Chinese Art Takes Her on a Cross-cultural Journey

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Senior Kimberly Schreiber of West Hartford, Conn., spent the summer exploring Chinese art and “what it means to become an individual in the most populous nation on earth.”

By Christina Cook 

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460July 30, 2014

Penn Student Gains Foreign Diplomacy Experience as State Department e-Intern

Erica Ma, spent her junior year at the University of Pennsylvania working in a federal government internship that didn’t require her to live in Washington, D.C., or be based in any specific part of the world. That’s because she worked remotely as an e-intern in the State Department’s Virtual Student Foreign Service program.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 29, 2014

Penn Alumnus, House Dean Chris Donovan Champions His Love of Cinema

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Chris Donovan is a Philadelphia native, a Penn alumnus and a movie buff. In addition to teaching literature and cinema at the School of Arts & Sciences, he's also the house dean at Gregory College House, where he runs its film culture program.

Back in 1992, when movie buff and native Philadelphian Chris Donovan earned his English degree from the University of Pennsylvania, he had little idea of how fortuitous the line “I’ll be back” from The Terminator would become.