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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | | 215-573-8151September 2, 2010
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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | | 215-898-1422September 2, 2010

In Penn Reading Project, Freshmen to Wade Into Year of Water With Examination of Toilet Taboos


WHAT:            The 2010-11 Penn Reading Project at the University of Pennsylvania will examine the book “The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters” by Penn alumna Rose George.


Opinion: U.S. Stem Cell Ruling Invites Asian Competition

August 31, 2010

Jonathan Moreno of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences authors an op-ed on stem-cell legislation.

Article Source: San Jose Mercury News

Chalkboard biologist

Amidst the fieldwork and lab experiments of the Biology Department, Joshua Plotkin has lots of chalk on his fingers, and there are lots of reasons why. (Penn Arts & Sciences Magazine)

Yale Labs Seeded by Stimulus Act Threatened by Program’s Demise

August 31, 2010

Steven Fluharty, senior vice provost for research, discusses the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Article Source: Bloomberg News

First Tests for Stem Cell Therapy Are Near

August 29, 2010

John Gearhart of the School of Veterinary Medicine and the School of Medicine comments on the possible impact of stem-cell transplantation therapy.

Article Source: Washington Post
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460August 31, 2010

Penn’s Kelly Writers House Announces Spring 2011 Fellows

PHILADELPHIA – Three acclaimed writers have been tapped to serve as Spring 2011 Fellows at the University of Pennsylvania’s Kelly Writers House.

Novelist and non-fiction writer Susan Cheever will visit Penn’s campus Feb. 14-15, playwright Edward Albee March 21-22 and poetry critic Marjorie Perloff April 25-26 for evening readings and informal teaching sessions with young writers and aspiring writers and writer-critics.

Soul of invention

Brian Litt of the schools of Engineering and Applied Science and of Medicine wants to transform care for the brain and heart but is motivated by a less scientific realm: his soul. (Penn Engineering)

'I Am Hatred': What Turns Someone Into a Psycho-Killer?

August 25, 2010

Adrian Raine of the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Medicine is cited for his neurological research on psychopathic behavior.

Article Source: “Nightline” (ABC News)

Gift From Trustee Endows Another Wharton Scholar

August 27, 2010

Trustee Robert Levy and Diane Levy donate $5 million for a Penn Integrates Knowledge professorship.