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City Honors Penn as Public and Fire Safety Partner

April 22, 2015

Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli and Vice President Maureen Rush of Public Safety accepted the City of Philadelphia’s

Article Source: University City Review
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Media Contact:Deborah Lang | Penn IUR | dlang@upenn.edu | 215-880-2372April 23, 2015

Penn IUR’s Eugenie Birch Elected President of the U.N.’s General Assembly of Partners

Eugenie Birch, co-director of the University of Pennsylvania's Institute for Urban Research, has been elected as the first president of the new General Assembly of Partners (GAP), a special initiative of the United Nation’s World Urban Campaign. Birch was elected at the GAP’s inaugural meeting, held in Nairobi, Kenya in mid-April.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 21, 2015

Penn Senior Jodi Feinberg to Launch Cardiac Patient In-home Rehab Program

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(This is the fourth in a series of features introducing the inaugural Penn President’s Engagement Prize winners.) Jodi Feinberg, a Penn Nursing senior from Short Hills., N.J., will implement and evaluate a comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation model for home care.

(This is the fourth in a series of features introducing the inaugural Penn President’s Engagement Prize winners.)  

One in five patients discharged from the hospital experience an adverse event at home within three weeks. They may fall or mix up their medications, placing an extreme burden on their caregivers. Ultimately they’re readmitted to the hospital.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 16, 2015

Two University of Pennsylvania Professors Awarded 2015 Guggenheim Fellowships

University of Pennsylvania law and history professor Sarah Barringer Gordon and history professor Kathleen Brown have won 2015 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowships. They are among 175 scholars, artists and scientists selected from 3,100 applicants in the United States and Canada.

Drexel, Penn Pay Central Team’s Way to Robotics Championship

April 16, 2015

President Amy Gutmann is quoted about Penn co-sponsoring the RoboLancers of Central High School of Philadelphia to attend a competition.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 15, 2015

Penn Senior Adrian Lievano to Tackle Water Security in Kenya

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Building prosthetic limbs and developing rain-water filtration systems may seem like they have nothing in common. But to Adrian Lievano, a University of Pennsylvania senior from Miami majoring in mechanical engineering and applied mechanics, there’s a synergy: In both cases, the user is the designer’s top priority.

By Madeleine Stone @themadstone       

(This is the second in a series of features introducing the inaugural Penn President’s Engagement Prize winners.)  

Penn Hosts Capital Project Session for Minority-owned Businesses

April 14, 2015

Glenn Bryan of Government and Community Affairs, 

Article Source: Philadelphia Tribune
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 15, 2015

University of Pennsylvania Student Wins Truman Scholarship

Adam Cohen, a junior at the University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded a Harry S. Truman Scholarship, a merit-based award for college students who plan to pursue careers in government or in public service, wish to attend graduate or professional school to help prepare for their careers and are U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 13, 2015

Penn Researchers Help Make Maps of the Universe’s Dark Matter

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Members of the Dark Energy Survey have released the first in a series of maps that show the concentration of dark matter in the cosmos. These maps, created with one of the world’s most powerful digital cameras, are the largest contiguous maps created at this level of detail and will improve researchers’ understanding of dark matter’s role in the formation of galaxies.

Members of the Dark Energy Survey have released the first in a series of maps that show the concentration of dark matter in the cosmos.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194April 10, 2015

Penn Dental Medicine Launches First Open Online Course

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The School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania's free online course, “Introduction to Dental Medicine,” will allow anyone with access to the Internet to learn what dentistry is all about.

By Sarah Welsh