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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151March 16, 2015

Founders of Russian Art Collective Pussy Riot to Speak at Penn

WHO:            Masha Alekhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova, Russian conceptual artists and founding members of the art collective Pussy Riot

WHAT:          “A Conversation With Pussy Riot”
 

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194March 16, 2015
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604March 12, 2015

Penn and ExxonMobil Researchers Address Long-standing Mysteries Behind Anti-wear Motor Oil Additive

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Motor oil contains chemical additives that extend how long engines can run without failure, but, despite decades of ubiquity, how such additives actually work to prevent this damage have remained a mystery.

The pistons in your car engine rub up against their cylinder walls thousands of times a minute; without lubrication in the form of motor oil, they and other parts of the engine would quickly wear away, causing engine failure.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604March 11, 2015

Penn Researchers Develop Way of Making Light-bending ‘Raspberry-like Metamolecules’

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Penn researchers have now devised a way of mass-producing metamaterials that exhibit magnetic resonance in optical frequencies.

The field of metamaterials is all about making structures that have physical properties that aren’t found in nature. Predicting what kinds of structures would have those traits is one challenge; physically fabricating them is quite another, as they often require precise arrangement of constituent materials on the smallest scales.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194March 9, 2015

Penn Researchers Show How Rivers Creep and Flow to Shape Landscapes Over Time

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Most models predict that rivers only transport sediment during conditions of high flow and, moreover, that only particles on the surface of the river bed move due to the force of the flowing water above. But using a custom laboratory apparatus, a new study by University of Pennsylvania researchers shows that, even when a river is calm, sediment on and beneath the river bed slowly creeps forward.

By Madeleine Stone  @themadstone

Rivers drive the evolution of Earth’s surface by eroding and depositing sediment.

But for nearly a century, geologists have puzzled over why theoretical models, which use principles of physics to predict patterns of sediment transport in rivers, have rarely matched observations from nature.

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Media Contact:Patricia Graue | | 212-333-3810March 10, 2015

宾夕法尼亚大学和沃顿商学院成立宾大沃顿中国中心

美国宾夕法尼亚大学(“宾大”)与宾夕法尼亚大学沃顿商学院 (“沃顿商学院”)今天宣布在北京成立宾大沃顿中国中心。宾大与中国的渊源始于 1896 年,当 时宾大录取了第一位来自中国的学生。宾大沃顿中国中心是宾大与中国合作关系的重要延伸和拓 展。宾大沃顿中国中心将通过宾大在中国的隶属机构宾大沃顿咨询(北京)有限公司开展工作。

该中心将为宾大教授、学生、在华校友和各界友人提供继续学习和研究的资源和平台。中心 将通过一系列咨询项目,帮助中国高级管理人员和其他人才获得在全球化背景下能够更加成功管 理企业的实用技能和视野。

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422
Media Contact:Patricia Graue | | 212-333-3810March 10, 2015

University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School Launch Penn Wharton China Center

The University of Pennsylvania (“Penn”) and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (“Wharton”) today announced the opening of the Penn Wharton China Center (“PWCC”) in Beijing, China. The Center is an important expansion of Penn’s engagement with China, which began in 1896 when the first Chinese student enrolled at Penn. It will operate through the University’s China based affiliate, Penn Wharton Consulting (Beijing) Co, LTD.

Rendell Center moves to Penn

March 4, 2015

President Amy Gutmann is quoted about the Rendell Center for Civics & Civic Engagement’s relocation to the Annenberg Public Policy Center.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151February 27, 2015

Learning to Lead at Penn

Beginning in her freshman year at the University of Pennsylvania, Dandi Zhu figured that being successful could only be helped by being around other women who wanted, as she did, to be leaders.

That’s what drew her to Ware College House’s Women in Leadership residential program.

Design of Pennovation Center Gets Approval From Penn Board

February 26, 2015

President Amy Gutmann is quoted about the Pennovation Center design.