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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 21, 2014

Researcher From Penn Will Discuss Higher Ed Disparities at U.S. Senate Hearing

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Laura Perna, a professor in Penn GSE, will testify before a United States Senate Committee hearing, "The Role of States in Higher Education," on Thursday, July 24.

Laura Perna, a professor in the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, will testify before a United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

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

Penn Launches New Blended Learning Initiative to Expand Academic Access

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A new summer program, the Blended Learning Initiative, welcomes 24 local high school students to Penn's campus for a three-week course that mixes online learning, classroom interaction and mentoring.

A new summer program at the University of Pennsylvania is aimed at developing a model that will narrow the achievement gap for underserved populations by preparing a diverse group of high school students for college and steering them toward greater academic success.

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40th Anniversary of Nixon's Resignation

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. Michael Delli Carpini Professor of Communication and Dean, Annenberg School for Communication

 Annenberg School for Communication

Dr. Delli Carpini’s research explores the role of the citizen in U.S. politics. He is the author or co-author of numerous books and publications, including What Americans Know About Politics and Why It Matters.

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Joseph J. Diorio, 215-746-1798 or jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu

Dr. Kathleen Hall Jamieson Professor of Communication and Director, Annenberg Public Policy Center

 Annenberg School for Communication

Dr. Jamieson is the author or co-author of 15 books, including Presidents Creating the Presidency.

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Michael Rozansky , 215-746-0202 or mrozansky@asc.upenn.edu

Dr. Alvin Felzenberg Adjunct Professor of Communication

 Annenberg School for Communication

Dr. Felzenberg, an American presidential historian, is the author of The Leaders We Deserved (and a Few We Didn't): Rethinking the Presidential Rating Game.

           

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Joseph J. Diorio , 215-746-1798 or jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu

Dr. Rogers Smith Professor of Political Science

 School of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Rogers served as Nixon campaign organizer in 1968, heading up Teens for Nixon in Illinois. His research interests focus on public law, American political thought and political theory.

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

Dr. Thomas Sugrue Professor of History and Sociology

 School of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Sugrue specializes in 20th century American politics, urban history, civil rights and race. He co-edits the book series Politics and Culture in Modern America.

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

Dr. Barbie Zelizer Professor of Communication

 Annenberg School for Communication

Dr. Zelizer’s work focuses on the news media in times of crisis and war. She is the author of Covering the Body: The Kennedy Assassination, the Media and the Shaping of Collective Memory.

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Joseph J. Diorio , 215-746-1798 or jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 15, 2014

Penn Study: Understanding Graphene’s Electrical Properties on an Atomic Level

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Graphene is widely touted as being the most electrically conductive material ever studied. However, not all graphene is the same; with so few atoms, the arrangement of each one has an impact on its overall function.

Graphene, a material that consists of a lattice of carbon atoms, one atom thick, is widely touted as being the most electrically conductive material ever studied. However, not all graphene is the same. With so few atoms comprising the entirety of the material, the arrangement of each one has an impact on its overall function.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194July 14, 2014

Penn Vet’s Lisa Gretebeck Tackles Public Health Through Research and Outreach

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Lisa Gretebeck always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. Like many aspiring young vets, Gretebeck was first attracted to the career through her love for animals.

By Madeleine Stone  @themadstone

Lisa Gretebeck always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. Like many aspiring young vets, Gretebeck was first attracted to the career through her love for animals.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194July 10, 2014

Penn’s Jordi Rivera Prince Uses Bones to Tell a Story of Human Evolution

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It wasn’t until she was 18 years old that Jordi Rivera Prince, a rising junior at the University of Pennsylvania, learned in depth about evolution. Now, lessons in evolution are part and parcel of Rivera Prince’s day-to-day life as an assistant to the curator of physical anthropology at the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

It wasn’t until she was 18 years old that Jordi Rivera Prince, a rising junior at the University of Pennsylvania, learned in depth about evolution.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 9, 2014

Penn to Lead $22.5 Million Project on Restoring Memory Loss

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Penn scientists and physicians will conduct fundamental research on the brain with the aim of developing "neuroprosthetic" devices for treating memory loss due to disease or traumatic injury.

A team of scientists and physicians at the University of Pennsylvania will lead a four-year effort worth as much as $22.5 million to develop next-generation technologies to restore memory function in people who suffer from memory loss due to disease or traumatic injury.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 7, 2014

Field Center at Penn Hosts First International Program on Child Welfare

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In an inaugural three-week program, the Field Center for Children's Policy, Practice & Research welcomed 20 students from South Korea's Namseoul University, who are learning about child welfare in the U.S.

The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research at the University of Pennsylvania welcomed a group of students from South Korea’s Namseoul University to campus for an inaugural three-week summer program illustrating how child welfare is practiced in the United States.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 7, 2014

UTRC Gift Establishes Robotics Fellowship at University of Pennsylvania

United Technologies Research Center, the research and innovation arm of United Technologies Corp., has given $250,000 gift to the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science to establish a fellowship in robotics.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 1, 2014

Honoring Artists and a History Lesson at Penn’s Institute of Contemporary Art

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As one of the 18 commissioned works on display during the Institute of Contemporary Art's 50th anniversary, "Woe Be Gone" honors the late Margaret Kilgallen, an artist who mixed traditional folk art, carnival-like fonts, murals, hobo graffiti and urban scenes from San Francisco.

It’s not graffiti, and it’s not a traditional memorial mural.