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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460June 5, 2015

Penn Study: Americans Give Up Personal Data for Discounts, They Believe Marketers Will Get It Anyway

Marketers have said for years that Americans give up their data online, on apps and in stores because of the benefits they receive, such as discounts or special offers.  But a new national survey from the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication rebuts this claim and offers a new explanation: resignation.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 2, 2015

Penn Engineers Show How “Perfect” Materials Begin to Fail

Crystalline materials have atoms that are neatly lined up in a repeating pattern. When they break, that failure tends to start at a defect, or a place where the pattern is disrupted. But how do defect-free materials break?

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 27, 2015

Penn Mechanical Engineers Win Top Prizes at the Cornell Cup

The senior design classes held in each of the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s six departments are an opportunity for University of Pennsylvania students to put their skills to the test, by picking a real-world problem and developing a new piece of technology to solve it.

Video: Palmyra Historic City ‘Taken by Islamic State Fighters’

May 20, 2015

Katharyn Hanson of the Penn Cultural Heritage Center talks about ISIS taking over the ancient site of Palmyra.

Article Source: Channel 4 News (U.K.)
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 20, 2015

Penn’s LPS Program Allows Non-traditional Student to Pursue His Dreams

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For research lab manager Tony Wu of Abramson, full-time work did not impede his pursuit of a master’s degree. This fall, the LPS alum will begin a Ph.D. in Amsterdam.

It’s a long road from the University of Pennsylvania to Amsterdam, but cancer research knows no bounds. 

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 19, 2015

Penn Telescope Minerva-Red Joins Hunt for Earth’s Twin

University of Pennsylvania astronomers are celebrating the dedication of a new planet-hunting telescope known as Minerva-Red. Installed at the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory in Arizona, Minerva-Red is part of the Minerva project, an array of low-cost telescopes that are designed to discover planets orbiting stars other than the sun.

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Media Contact:Jessica McIlhenny | jmcilh@upenn.edu | 215-898-6118May 18, 2015

Penn Turns Out to Vote on Election Day

The Philadelphia Municipal Primary is on Tuesday, May 19, 2105.  Polling locations will be open from 7:00am-8:00pm.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 18, 2015

Penn’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy Appoints Henriques as Senior Fellow

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Richard Henriques has been appointed a senior fellow at the Center for High Impact Philanthropy, with a joint appointment at the Wharton Social Impact Initiative.

Richard “Dick” Henriques has been appointed a senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy, with a joint appointment at the Wharton Social Impact Initiative.

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Media Contact:Megan Schmidgal | megands@design.upenn.edu | 215-898-2539May 15, 2015

Penn School of Design’s Christopher Marcinkoski Wins Rome Prize Winner

Christopher Marcinkoski, an Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design has been awarded a Rome Prize fellowship.

Marcinkoski is among 29 winners of the 2015-16 Rome Prize Fellowship.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 15, 2015

Penn Student Leads Nepali Earthquake Relief Effort

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Graduate student Sandeep Shah is managing a fundraising effort to help the people in Nepal, especially those who are vulnerable to trafficking.

After a major earthquake hit Nepal on April 25, University of Pennsylvania graduate student Sandeep Shah felt helpless.  

But, he also knew that his interdisciplinary background in social work, finance and philanthropy could help those who needed it the most.