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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 20, 2014

Penn Prof Testifies at U.S. Senate Hearing on Minority Serving Institutions

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Marybeth Gasman, the director of Penn's Center for Minority Serving Institutions, testified about the importance of MSIs and the many obstacles they surmount.

Marybeth Gasman from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education testified before the United States Senate Committee

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151May 8, 2014
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 1, 2014

Penn and CHOP Researchers Track Working Memory From Childhood Through Adolescence

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A new longitudinal study has found that differences in working memory that exist at age 10 persist through the end of adolescence.

Working memory, the ability to hold information in your mind, think about it and use it to guide behavior, develops through childhood and adolescence and is key for successful performance at school and work. Previous research with young children has documented socioeconomic disparities in performance on tasks of working memory.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422 April 30, 2014

Heather Williams Appointed Sixth Presidential Professor at Penn

Heather Andrea Williams has been named the sixth Presidential Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1.  Williams will be Presidential Professor and Professor of Africana Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 25, 2014

Penn Student Elected to Society of Women Engineers’ Board of Directors

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Nicole Woon, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, has been elected to the board of directors of the Society of Women Engineers, an international professional, educational and service society that aims to support women’s entry and advancement through engineering careers, an area where they have been historically underrepresented.

Nicole Woon, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, has been elected to the board of directors of the Society of Women Engineers.

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Media Contact:Jayne Perilstein | perilste@usc.edu | 213-814-9015
Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151April 21, 2014
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151April 14, 2014

Expanding Minds, Improving Language Skills ‘at Home’ at Penn

The classroom is not the only place at the University of Pennsylvania where a student can learn a language.

Gregory College House’s residential modern languages program offers five “language houses” where students can enjoy new cultural experiences and improve their language proficiency.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194March 28, 2014

Penn Students to Host Philadelphia Middle Schoolers for ‘Science Day’ April 3

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The Department of Earth and Environmental Science in Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences is hosting “Science Day: From Microbes to Mountains," on April 3 from 4-7 p.m.

WHO:             Students from the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Earth and Environmental Science and Rising Sons, a Philadelphia nonprofit

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Media Contact:Monica Yant Kinney | mokinney@vpul.upenn.edu | 215-898-8016
Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151March 25, 2014

Disabilities Symposium at Penn: April 11


 
WHAT:          The 13th Annual Disabilities Symposium, hosted by the Weingarten Learning Resources Center, University of Pennsylvania, will welcome guest speakers Angela Duckworth and Adam Taliaferro.
 

‘Pennovation’ Along the Schuylkill

March 7, 2014

Vice President Anne Papageorge of Facilities and Real Estate Services talks about the newly announced Pennovation Center.