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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 12, 2014

PEARLS Fellow at Penn Gives Back to Other Veterans

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Pete Freudenberger was once an Army soldier. Now, thanks to the School of Social Policy & Practice's PEARLS Fellowship program, he's giving back as a social worker with the specialized skills that it takes to work with military members and their families.

Twenty years ago, Pete Freudenberger took an oath when he enlisted in the United States Army.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460May 12, 2014
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 12, 2014

Social Work Student at Penn Helps in West Philadelphia and Overseas

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Kristen Smith, a social work student in Penn's School of Social Policy & Practice, regularly volunteers in the local community. But this summer, she's taking a trip halfway around the world -- and volunteering there, too.

Some University of Pennsylvania students are determined to change the world, while others set their sights closer to home by focusing on improving their local communities. Kristen Smith, a social work student at the School of Social Policy & Practice, wants to do it all.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 12, 2014

Penn GSE Researcher Helps MTV Launch Anti-Bias Campaign

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MTV has launched Look Different, a new anti-bias campaign, with the help of Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher, the associate director of the International Educational Development Program at Penn's Graduate School of Education.

One researcher at the University of Pennsylvania wants her MTV -- and has contributed to the development of the network’s new anti-bias campaign, Look Different.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194May 12, 2014

As Both Student and Teacher, Penn’s Trey Smith Impacts Philadelphia Education

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From Beauregard, Ala., to Washington, D.C., John “Trey” Smith III is invested in the success of America’s education system.

By Marjorie Ferrone

From Beauregard, Ala., to Washington, D.C., John “Trey” Smith III is invested in the success of America’s education system.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422May 12, 2014

For Five Penn Students, Service-Learning Course Leads to a Lesson in Effecting Institutional Change

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Five students in Mary Summers and Jane Kauer's Academically Based Community Service Politics of Food course are behind Penn's new food recovery program set to launch next fall.

When political science majors Alyssa Dickinson, Conor Nickel and Yamini Nabar graduate from the University of Pennsylvania on May 19, they will be leaving behind a legacy on campus.

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

Two Penn Professors Receive Humboldt Awards

Two University of Pennsylvania professors have been awarded Humboldt Research Awards to fund year-long collaborations with colleagues in Germany.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460May 8, 2014

Penn Ph.D. Student Jeannie Kenmotsu Awarded Rare Book School Mellon Fellowship

Jeannie Kenmotsu, a doctoral candidate in the History of Art Department at the University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded a Rare Book School Mellon Fellowship in Critical Bibliography. She is among 20 early-career academics receiving fellowships to attend RBS at the University of Virginia.

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Updating Internet Policy for the 21st Century

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.

Christopher S. Yoo Professor of law, communication and computer & information science at the University of Pennsylvania and faculty affiliate with the Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative

 

A leading voice in the “network neutrality” debate, Yoo presented testimony on the Comcast-Time merger before the U.S. Senate and frequently testifies before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission. An expert on law and technology, Yoo directs Penn’s Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition. His books include The Dynamic Internet: How Technology, Users and Businesses Are Transforming the Network.

His other publications include Updating Internet Policy for the 21st Century, Is There a Role for Common Carriage in an Internet-Based World?, Internet Policy Going Forward: Does One Size Still Fit All? and Network Neutrality and the Need for a Technological Turn in Internet Scholarship.


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“The changes that the Internet is undergoing could both benefit and harm consumers. Some level of regulatory oversight is required. I have long advocated creating a regulatory regime based on case-by-case adjudication. This regime should intervene only if real-world data shows harm to consumers and places the burden of proof on the party challenging the practice. Any other approach would make “no” the default response rather than “yes,” thereby depriving innovation of the breathing room it needs to experiment with new solutions to new problems.”

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 2, 2014

NROTC Welcomes New Student Leader During Pass-In-Review Ceremony at Penn

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During its annual Pass-in-Review ceremony, 64 future Navy and Marine Corps officers saluted the new NROTC battalion commander, Matthew Weber, a rising junior at Wharton.

As part of a long-standing military tradition, 64 future officers in the United States Navy and Marine Corps marched at The Palestra during the annual Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Pass-in-Review ceremon