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World Water Week, Aug. 23-28, 2015

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.

David Galligan Professor of Animal Health Economics and Director of the Center for Animal Health and Productivity at New Bolton Center

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Galligan's research focuses on the economic value of veterinary issues in animal production. He can discuss the preservation of water as a resource and the importance of water in animal agriculture. Through his work with the Center for Animal Health and Productivity, he has illustrated how increasing the amount of milk produced by each cow has dramatically cut the amount of water needed by a dairy operation. 

Media Contact
Louisa Shepherd, 610-925-6241 or lshepard@vet.upenn.edu

Deborah Mandell Staff Veterinarian at Ryan Veterinary Hospital

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

In addition to her role at Penn Vet, Dr. Mandell serves as the American Red Cross Pet Care Advisor. She can discuss hydration recommendations and emergency care information for pets. 

Media Contact
Ashley Berke, 215-898-1475 or berke@vet.upenn.edu

Deborah Silverstein Associate Professor in Emergency and Critical Care

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Silverstein is an expert in emergency and critical care medicine. She can discuss microcirculation and the effects of IV fluid on circulation during surgery in pets. 

Media Contact
Ashley Berke, 215-898-1475 or berke@vet.upenn.edu

Alexander Reiter Associate Professor of Dentistry and Oral Surgery

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Reiter's areas of expertise include periodontal and dental disease, jaw fracture healing and palate defect repair as well as tissue regeneration. He can discuss the benefits and risks of fluoride use in pets. 

Media Contact
Ashley Berke, 215-898-1475 or berke@vet.upenn.edu

Trevor Penning Professor of Pharmacology

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Dr. Penning is the director of the Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology, which focuses on the mechanistic links between environmental exposures and human disease. CEET translates its findings into action to improve the health of vulnerable individuals and local, national and global communities. He can discuss how water resources relate to fracking and environmental health.

Media Contact
Karen Kreeger, 215-349-5658 or Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 17, 2015

PennApps Brings World's Largest Collegiate Hackathon to Wells Fargo Center Sept. 4-6

Two thousand of the world’s top young coders will descend on the Wells Fargo Center from Friday, September 4 to Sunday September 6, battling for over $30,000 in prizes at the world’s largest collegiate hackathon: PennApps.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820August 7, 2015

Penn Student Travels to Israel for Eye-opening Lessons in Civil Society

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Amidst the religious, political and social unrest in Israel, Brittany Keesling from the Fels Institute of Government, along with four students from the School of Social Policy & Practice, learned about the possibilities for peace.

Amidst the religious, political and social unrest in Israel, one student from the University of Pennsylvania got a look at a diverse group of learners who explored the possibilities for a peaceful coexistence.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 6, 2015

Penn Helps Develop Algorithm Aimed at Combating Science’s Reproducibility Problem

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Researchers can have a tough time telling when they have unearthed a nugget of truth, or what amounts to fool’s gold: a correlation that seems to have predictive value but actually does not because it results just from random chance.

Big data sets are important tools of modern science. Mining for correlations between millions of pieces of information can reveal vital relationships or predict future outcomes, such as risk factors for a disease or structures of new chemical compounds.  

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Media Contact:Melissa Marshall | memar@design.upenn.edu | 215-746-8323August 3, 2015

PennPraxis Awarded a Grant to Develop Preservation Plan for The George Nakashima House

PennPraxis has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Getty Foundation to develop a conservation management plan for The George Nakashima House and Studio in New Hope, Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Melissa Marshall | memar@design.upenn.edu | 215-746-8323August 3, 2015

PennDesign Team announced as the 1st Prize Winner for Vertical Cities International Design Competition

Over the course of the summer, six PennDesign students developed two alternate proposals as submittals for the Vertical Cities Asia International Design Competition, an event organized by the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the World Future Foundation.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151August 3, 2015

Studying Abroad Enriches Miranda Lupion’s Penn Experience

Miranda Lupion’s interest in Russian language, history and culture began at a young age and has deepened during her time as a student at the University of Pennsylvania.

Her elementary school offered basic Russian language instruction teaching the alphabet and singing songs, and she began listening to stories in Russian in the fourth grade.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 30, 2015

Penn Education Prof Promotes Ideas on International Development

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Daniel Wagner from Penn's Graduate School of Education has crisscrossed the globe, exchanging ideas on educational development and sustainability.

Daniel Wagner has crisscrossed the globe, exchanging ideas on educational development and sustainability.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 28, 2015

Student Moves Swiftly Through Pipeline for Promise Program All the Way to Penn

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Through a Pipeline for Promise, Abdul-Hakim Muhammad As-Salafee has traveled a non-traditional path from working in the Philadelphia Prison System to Penn's College of Liberal and Professional Studies.

Abdul-Hakim Muhammad As-Salafee has traveled a non-traditional path from working in the Philadelphia Prison System to the University of Pennsylvania

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 27, 2015

Three Penn Undergraduate Summer Associates Help to Affect Effective Philanthropy

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As summer associates with the Center for High Impact Philanthropy, Lisa Shmulyan, Bobby Lundquist and Amber Hu are using data, research and social media to help donors make the greatest difference in the lives of others.

This summer, three undergraduate students at the University of Pennsylvania are studying the best ways to research and promote effective charitable giving.