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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | | 215-898-9194January 19, 2012

Penn Students Host ‘App’ Coding Contest

PHILADELPHIA -- Fueled by coffee, Red Bull and lots of free food, 180 students took part in the 2012 PennApps hackathon Jan. 13-15 for nearly 48 sleep-deprived hours of computer coding.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658January 18, 2012

Penn Lung Biologists to Receive $2.5 Million to Study Repair and Regeneration

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is one of six institutions to be named part of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Lung Repair and Regeneration Consortium (LRRC). Each of the institutions will receive $2.5 million over five years.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460January 17, 2012

Global Think Tank Rankings to Be Released by Penn

WHO:           Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program of the International Relations Program at the University of Pennsylvania

                      Diplomatic Courier Magazine and United Nations University

WHAT:         2011 Global Think Tanks Rankings

The Importance of Minority-serving Institutions

January 16, 2012

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education shares her perspective on the significance of minority-serving institutions.

New Penn Station Spins All the Lit

January 16, 2012

Al Filreis and Stephen McLaughlin of the School of Arts and Sciences are quoted about Penn’s online poetry radio station, PennSound.

Fire Survivor and a Possible Olympian

January 12, 2012

Samantha Hart of the School of Veterinary Medicine is quoted in an article that calls the New Bolton Center vets “one of the most accomplished teams of horse doctors in the world….”

Article Source: New York Times

Housing More Affordable Than Ever … for Foreign Buyers

January 13, 2012

Susan Wachter of the Wharton School says, “It’s difficult to get credit now but international investors come with cash.”

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What Should Universities Do for Their Cities?

January 12, 2012

President Amy Gutmann and Ira Harkavy of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships offer their perspectives on community engagement.

Article Source: Zócalo Public Square
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Media Contact:Kim Menard | | 215-662-6183January 12, 2012

Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Improves Motion and Mood, Reduces Medications

A new multi-center study, including neurologists and neurosurgeons from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, reveals that Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) – a treatment for Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients with medication-resistant muscle movement impairment or tremors – can improve those symptoms and reduce medications for patients implanted with the device. The study appears Online First in Lancet Neurology.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | | 215-898-4820January 12, 2012

Penn Honors Martin Luther King Jr. With Interfaith Program and Community Awards Commemoration

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania will honor Martin Luther King Jr. with an Interfaith Program and Awards Commemoration, Thursday, Jan. 19, at 6 p.m. in Bodek Lounge of Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce St.