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Media Contact:Peter Winicov | | August 23, 2010

Winners of Wharton Business Plan Competition Ring NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

PHILADELPHIA – The winners of the Wharton Business Plan Competition rang the NASDAQ Stock Market closing bell in Times Square in New York City today.

Who Should Test For Alzheimer's?

August 16, 2010

Jonathan Moreno of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences authors an op-ed on the ethics surrounding a diagnosis tool for Alzheimer’s.

Article Source: New Republic

Year of Water

Penn’s Climate Action Plan inspires the designation of 2010-11 as the Year of Water. The first activity is the Penn Reading Project, The Big Necessity by alum Rose George. (Penn Current)

The New Republic: Who Should Test for Alzheimer's?

August 12, 2010

Jonathan Moreno of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences authors an op-ed on the moral dilemmas surrounding a new Alzheimer’s-diagnosis procedure.

Article Source: National Public Radio
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460August 10, 2010

Penn Research Points to the Influence of Non-Catholics on the Changes Brought by Vatican II

PHILADELPHIA – A new analysis of voting patterns among bishops at the Second Vatican Council points to the indirect influence of non-Catholic churches in the Council’s liberalization of the Catholic Church.

In my words....

Charles Bernstein of English publishes All the Whiskey in Heaven, a collection of poems. The New York Times has called him “accessible, enormously witty, often joyful....” (SAS Frontiers)

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | | 215-898-4820August 5, 2010

Penn School of Social Policy & Practice Professor Appointed Editor of Nonprofit Sector Academic Journal

PHILADELPHIA — Femida Handy, a professor in the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, has been appointed editor-in-chief of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, the peer-reviewed academic journal of non-profit and philanthropic studies, by the Association for Research on NonProfit Organizations and Voluntary Action, ARNOVA.

“Eyes” that do not see

Biologist Daniel Janzen has spent 32 years studying how tropical caterpillars developed eye- and face-like color patterns in order to survive among predatory birds. (Penn Current)

Penn Fellows

Launched by the Provost’s Office in 2009, the Penn Fellows initiative was created for mid-career faculty, like Wharton’s Eric Bradlow (above), who show leadership promise. (Pennsylvania Gazette)

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | | 215-898-4820July 26, 2010

Penn GSE Launches U.S.-China Future Leaders Program

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education-International is partnering with Beijing University and East China Normal University to create the U.S.-China Future Leaders Program to develop close relationships among young leaders and improve mutual understanding and respect.

Twenty students from universities in the U.S. and China are participating in this two-month program.  For one month the students will live in China and for one month they will live in the U.S.