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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 4, 2013

Transforming Education: Penn’s Netter Center Team Explains a Successful Model

How do we transform education? Team up.

That’s what researchers and educational leaders from the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania say.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604November 1, 2013

Penn Psychologists: Reproductive Issues Are Key in Predicting Religiosity

Some people are deeply religious and others not at all. Evolutionary psychologists are interested in determining the functions of religiosity in social life that lead to this diversity.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Dana Weidig | weidigd@email.chop.edu | 267-426-6092October 30, 2013

Penn, CHOP Researchers Help Author Report on Sports-Related Concussions in Youth

The Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council today released a comprehensive report on sports-related concussions in youth, detailing factors associated with increased rates of the brain injury, the effectiveness of protective devices and new screening, diagnosis, treatment and management techniques, as well as the long-term consequences of concussions.

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.