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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.

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.