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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151
Media Contact:Mindy Weinberg | wmin@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-746-1342June 3, 2014

Penn Libraries to Host Digital Humanities Conference


WHO:      University of Pennsylvania Libraries and PhillyDH

WHAT:    PhillyDH@Penn, a digital humanities, participant-led conference

WHEN:    Friday, June 20, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

WHERE:  Van Pelt Library

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 2, 2014

University of Pennsylvania Establishes Penn Center for Innovation

President Amy Gutmann today announced the launch of the Penn Center for Innovation, a new initiative that will provide the infrastructure, leadership and resources needed to transfer promising Penn inventions, know-how and related assets into the marketplace for the public good.   

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151May 21, 2014

New Graduate Reflects on Academics and Advocacy at Penn

May graduate Tania Chairez never planned to become an activist, but soon after she arrived at the University of Pennsylvania as a freshman, she found a new calling. Chairez became an advocate for undocumented residents of the United States.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194May 21, 2014
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 20, 2014

Penn Prof Testifies at U.S. Senate Hearing on Minority Serving Institutions

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Marybeth Gasman, the director of Penn's Center for Minority Serving Institutions, testified about the importance of MSIs and the many obstacles they surmount.

Marybeth Gasman from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education testified before the United States Senate Committee

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194May 20, 2014

Penn Team Identifies Promising New Target for Gum Disease Treatment

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University of Pennsylvania researchers have been searching for ways to prevent, half and reverse periodontitis. In a report published in the Journal of Immunology, they describe a promising new target: a component of the immune system called complement.

Nearly half of all adults in the United States suffer from the gum disease periodontitis, and 8.5 percent have a severe form that can raise the risk of heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and pregnancy complications.

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Media Contact:Kim Menard | Kim.Menard@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-6183May 15, 2014

Penn Researchers Show Human Learning Altered by Electrical Stimulation of Dopamine Neurons

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A new study may hold potential for rehabilitation after injury or for treating addictive behaviors.

Stimulation of a certain population of neurons within the brain can alter the learning process, according to a team of neuroscientists and neurosurgeons at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 12, 2014

PEARLS Fellow at Penn Gives Back to Other Veterans

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Pete Freudenberger was once an Army soldier. Now, thanks to the School of Social Policy & Practice's PEARLS Fellowship program, he's giving back as a social worker with the specialized skills that it takes to work with military members and their families.

Twenty years ago, Pete Freudenberger took an oath when he enlisted in the United States Army.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 12, 2014

Social Work Student at Penn Helps in West Philadelphia and Overseas

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Kristen Smith, a social work student in Penn's School of Social Policy & Practice, regularly volunteers in the local community. But this summer, she's taking a trip halfway around the world -- and volunteering there, too.

Some University of Pennsylvania students are determined to change the world, while others set their sights closer to home by focusing on improving their local communities. Kristen Smith, a social work student at the School of Social Policy & Practice, wants to do it all.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 12, 2014

Penn GSE Researcher Helps MTV Launch Anti-Bias Campaign

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MTV has launched Look Different, a new anti-bias campaign, with the help of Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher, the associate director of the International Educational Development Program at Penn's Graduate School of Education.

One researcher at the University of Pennsylvania wants her MTV -- and has contributed to the development of the network’s new anti-bias campaign, Look Different.