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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 3, 2013

Penn Team Begins Five-Year Sky-Mapping Mission as Part of Dark Energy Survey

For hundreds of nights during the next five years, the world’s most powerful digital camera will turn skyward, helping a team of physicists and astronomers from around the globe answer fundamental questions about our universe.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194September 3, 2013

Delivering Drugs With Plants, Penn’s Henry Daniell Aims to Save Lives

An admonishment to eat your greens may take on a whole new meaning if Henry Daniell, who recently joined the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, has anything to do with it.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 3, 2013

Penn Develops Computer Model That Will Help Design Flexible Touchscreens

Electronic devices with touchscreens are ubiquitous, and one key piece of technology makes them possible: transparent conductors.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 29, 2013

Penn: Protein That Protects Nucleus Also Regulates Stem Cell Differentiation

The human body has hundreds of different cell types, all with the same basic DNA, and all of which can ultimately be traced back to identical stem cells.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 26, 2013

Penn Engineering Brings Two Coding Contests Together with HACKfest

On Friday, September 6, more than a thousand students from about 100 universities will descend upon the University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and Applied Science to take part in HACKfest, a series of student-run, weekend-long software and hardware design competitions wi

Audio: Philadelphia Bioethics Meeting Tackles Implanted Memories and Other Thorny Issues

August 19, 2013

President Amy Gutmann is cited as the chair of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460August 14, 2013

Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop Selected as Penn Reading Project Text

Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop by literary scholar Adam Bradley is the selected text for the 2013-14 Penn Reading Project at the University of Pennsylvania and kicks off Penn’s Year of Sound.   

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 26, 2013

Penn Research Helps Make Advance in 'Programmable Matter' Using Nanocrystals

When University of Pennsylvania nanoscientists created beautiful, tiled patterns with flat nanocrystals, they were left with a mystery: why did some sets of crystals arrange themselves in an alternating, herringbone style, even though it wasn’t the simplest pattern?

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Britt Faulstick | britt.faulstick@drexel.edu | 215-895-2617 August 5, 2013

Penn Research Helps Identify New Brain Cell Involved in Navigation

Using direct human brain recordings, a research team from the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, the University of California, Los Angeles, and Thomas Jefferson University has identified a new type of cell in the brain that helps people to keep track of their relative loca

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 23, 2013

Penn Engineer Mark Harding Learns About Himself Via Teaching

(This is the second in a series about University of Pennsylvania students who took their arguments in support of federal student financial aid to Washington this summer in a project organized by the Office of Student Registration and Financial Services. Other profiles feature students Kristin Thomas and Mounica Gummadi.)