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Media Contact:Kim Menard | Kim.Menard@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-6183October 17, 2012

Penn Receives Gift to Name Smilow Center for Translational Research and Enhance Bioinformatics Efforts

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania has received an undisclosed gift from father and son philanthropists Joel and William Smilow to support Penn Medicine’s translational research activities, naming the Smilow Center for Translational Research in the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

India, Theory and Practice

October 12, 2012

Devesh Kapur of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the 20th anniversary of Penn’s Center for the Advanced Study of India.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 16, 2012

Penn Bridges Disparities Through Diversity and Cultural Competence in the Midst of Health-care Reform

Health-care reform and cultural competence in health-care delivery are hot topics.  Research has shown that cultural competence is a key strategy for bridging health and health-care disparities.

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center will host its annual conference on Friday, Oct. 26, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 106 of the Philadelphia Heart Institute, 51 N. 39th St.

Penn Museum’s ‘Touch Tours’ Offer Blind Visitors Grasp of Ancient History

October 15, 2012

The ‘touch tours’ offered at the Penn Museum are spotlighted.

Article Source: Newsworks

Keep List of Your Meds in Your Wallet -– Especially During Medicare Open Enrollment

October 14, 2012

Jeanmarie Perrone of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses the usefulness of carrying a list of medications.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 12, 2012

Touch Judaic History at Penn’s Herbert D. Katz Center

At the University of Pennsylvania’s Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, you can touch some of the oldest tomes in the history of Judaism, and you don’t have to wear white gloves, de rigueur for patrons at some rare-book libraries.

How Online Job Searches Worsen the Job Crisis

October 8, 2012

Peter Cappelli of the Wharton School is noted for his case study of a company’s resume-screening system.

Article Source: CBC News
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 8, 2012

Penn Hosts First Ivy Plus STEM Symposium

This weekend, Penn hosted the first Ivy Plus Symposium and workshops for diverse scholars, a national conference designed to encourage exceptional undergraduate students to pursue advanced training in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, fields. 

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820
Media Contact:Kat Stein | katstein@gse.upenn.edu | 215-898-9642October 5, 2012

Facing Global Educational Issues: Penn GSE Researchers in Austria

Marybeth Gasman and Laura Perna, two researchers from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education are in Austria this week for the Salzburg Global Seminar

Who Will Educate Low-income Students?

October 3, 2012

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education contributes her thoughts about educating low-income students.

Article Source: The Huffington Post