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The Lab Rat: How To Improve Memory in 15 Minutes

October 20, 2010

David Wolk of the School of Medicine is cited for co-authoring an article about the use of tDCS to improve memory.

Article Source: Time

Penn Presby Heart Rescue Team Beats With 6th Member

October 18, 2010

The Penn Heart Rescue Program is cited for its expansion among community hospitals.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 15, 2010

”The Dogon: Work, Women and Water” at Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery

PHILADELPHIA — “The Dogon: Work, Women and Water” opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on Nov. 5. 

Featuring 15 photographs by renowned Magnum photographer Stuart Franklin, this exhibit is in cooperation with the 2010-11 Year of Water at Penn.

Last year, the Voss Foundation commissioned Franklin to photograph its efforts to provide clean drinking water to the Dogon region of Mali, a land-locked country in western Africa.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 13, 2010

Penn GSE Student Earns Social Entrepreneurship Award


            PHILADELPHIA –- Scott Stimpfel, a doctoral student in the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, will receive the 2010 Social Entrepreneurship Award from the Manhattan Institute on Nov. 4 at the Princeton Club in New York for co-founding and serving as the executive director of Resources for Educational and Employment Opportunities.

The Best Executive M.B.A. Programs

September 30, 2010

Wharton’s Executive M.B.A. program is cited as the top in the nation in the Wall Street Journal’s  2010 rankings.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151September 29, 2010

How a West Philadelphia Family Overcame Child Obesity

September 27, 2010

Shiriki Kumanyika of the School of Medicine says “high-calorie foods and beverages are heavily advertised, and healthier options are harder to find in many African-American and low-income communities.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Purchasing 23 Acres Across Schuylkill

September 25, 2010

Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli discusses Penn’s purchase of land across the Schuylkill River.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

‘Both art and science’

In a Q&A session, Bill Schilling of Student Financial Services explains how Penn’s extensive aid program, including the no-loans policy, increases access to an Ivy League education. (Penn Current)

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460 September 27, 2010

Report from Penn’s Fels Institute of Government Shows Positive Results of Urban Investment

PHILADELPHIA –- A new report from the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government shows how public investment guided by strategic planning can produce highly successful results, even within an urban area formerly plagued by high levels of vacancy and abandonment.

“Vacant Property Reclamation Through Strategic Investment in Eastern North Philadelphia, 1998-2010“ documents the work of a nonprofit organization in implementing an investment strategy for a section of Philadelphia.