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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.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 5, 2010

National Institutes of Health Honors Two Penn Researchers With 2010 New Innovator Awards

PHILADELPHIA –- University of Pennsylvania researchers Ritesh Agarwal and Patrick Seale have been honored with the New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health, providing each with $1.5 million to support their research for five years.

Researchers Seek New Tools to Flag Concussions

October 5, 2010

Douglas Smith and Kristin Hamann of the School of Medicine and Center for Brain Injury and Repair and Shu Yang and Kacy Cullen of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are cited for research on concussions.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 5, 2010

World Is Full of Darkness, Reflected in the Physiology of the Human Retina, Penn Researchers Say

PHILADELPHIA –- Physicists and neuroscientists from the University of Pennsylvania have linked the cell structure of the retina to the light and dark contrasts of the natural world, demonstrating the likelihood that the neural pathways humans use for seeing are adapted to best capture the world around us. 

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 29, 2010

Penn Biologists Say Species Accumulate on Earth at Slower Rates Than in the Past

PHILADELPHIA –- Computational biologists at the University of Pennsylvania say that species are still accumulating on Earth but at a slower rate than in the past.

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Media Contact:Amy Montgomery | amylmo@upenn.edu | 215-573-8386September 21, 2010

Former Philadelphia Managing Director Camille Cates Barnett To Become Penn IUR Scholar

Today, Eugenie Birch and Susan Wachter, co-directors of the Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR) announced that Dr. Camille Cates Barnett, formerly Managing Director of the City of Philadelphia, will become a Penn IUR Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. With support of a William Penn Foundation grant to Penn IUR, Dr. Barnett will research best practices and innovations in urban governance, as well as pen articles on those topics and guest lecture in Penn IUR’s undergraduate urban research colloquium.
 

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 21, 2010

Penn Researchers Tap Into Cell Power to Create Building “Skins” That Adapt to Heat/Light of Environment

PHILADELPHIA –- Engineers, design architects and cell biologists from the University of Pennsylvania will use a National Science Foundation grant to utilize the flexibility and sensitivity of human cells as the models for next-generation building “skins” that will adapt to changes in the environment and increase building energy efficiency.

‘Not Even Past’

In Not Even Past: President Obama and the Burden of Race and in an audio sidebar, historian Thomas Sugrue discusses race in America and the meaning of the Obama presidency. (SAS Frontiers)

‘Sandy’s Footprint’

With her first children’s book, Femida Handy of Social Policy & Practice is showing the next generation of young readers how to be more environmentally friendly. (Penn Current)