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Penn President Gutmann Remains Bullish on Free Online Course

June 9, 2014

President Amy Gutmann is highlighted for her commitment to the massive open online course experiment.

Article Source: Washington Post
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Media Contact:Joseph J. Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | 215-746-1798June 5, 2014

Demographics Drive Fitness Partner Decisions Online, Penn Study Finds

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According to a new study led by University of Pennsylvania’s Damon Centola, participants in an online fitness program ignored the fitness aptitude of their potential partners, instead paying attention to age, gender and body mass index.

Who would you rather have as a fitness partner: a paragon of athleticism and dedication who could motivate you to exceed your current level of fitness or an equal, with whom you could exchange tips and encouragement on the road to better health?

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151June 3, 2014

2012 Portfolio by Penn’s Terry Adkins Reconsidered Through Exhibition

Following the death in February of the University of Pennsylvania’s Terry Adkins, a fine arts professor in the School of Design, Matt Neff, found a way to pay tribute his former colleague in a special way.
 

University of Pennsylvania Launches New Penn Center for Innovation

June 2, 2014

John Swartley, head of the Penn Center for Innovation, discusses the Center’s launch.

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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.