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Penn's Appearance Identity Conference

Looks do matter, and University of Pennsylvania experts will explain why during a Nov. 2 - 3 conference at Penn's Perelman School of Medicine. Among the participants are Sharrona Pearl from the Annenberg School for Communication and Jesse Taylor from Penn Medicine.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658October 22, 2013

AAU Elects Penn President Amy Gutmann as Vice Chair

The Association of American Universities has elected University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann as its vice chair for the 2013-2014 term, the AAU announced today during its semi-annual meeting in Washington, D.C. 

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 28, 2013

Penn: ‘Endowment Effect’ Not Present in Hunter-Gatherer Societies

Centuries of economic theory have been based on one simple premise: when given a choice between two items, people make the rational decision and select the one they value more. But as with many simple premises, this one has a flaw in that it is demonstrably untrue.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194October 18, 2013

Skid Row Cancer Study Has Implications for Treatment Today, Penn Researcher Says

An ethically dubious medical research study from the 1950s and 60s, known as the “Bowery series,” foreshadowed and shared commonalities with prostate cancer screening and treatment measures as they are carried out today, argues University of Pennsylvania physician and historian Robert Aronowitz in two new

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194October 16, 2013

Penn Science Café: Dogs Leading the Fight Against Cancer

The University of Pennsylvania’s Nicola Mason, an assistant professor of medicine and pathobiology in the School of Veterinary Medicine, studies the immune systems of dogs, which happen to share many traits with those of humans.

Penn Engineering Holds Inaugural Jack Keil Wolf Lecture

Andrew Viterbi, co-founder of Qualcomm Incorporated, will give the inaugural Jack Keil Wolf Lecture on Tuesday, October 22 in Wu & Chen Auditorium. 

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 17, 2013

Nano/Bio Interface Center at Penn to Host Annual NanoDay

On Wednesday, Oct. 23, the University of Pennsylvania’s Nano/Bio Interface Center will host its annual NanoDay@Penn. This public education and outreach event will feature a series of talks, demonstrations and exhibits dealing with nanotechnology, a rapidly expanding scientific discipline that involves the manipulation of matter on the atomic and molecular scale.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 16, 2013

NROTC Battalion at Penn Celebrates 238 Years of Naval History

With an early morning six-mile run through the streets of Philadelphia, the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Pennsylvania commemorated the Navy’s 238th birthday, Oct. 16.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 14, 2013

Penn Social Impact Course Guide Now Available Online

A new online guide lists all of the courses available at the University of Pennsylvania that focus on making a difference in the lives of others.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 14, 2013

New Network and Data Sciences Center to Open at Penn

The University of Pennsylvania is launching a new, interdisciplinary research effort to study and solve problems using the tools of the digital age: The Warren Center for Network & Data Sciences.