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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 15, 2014

Penn Study: Understanding Graphene’s Electrical Properties on an Atomic Level

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Graphene is widely touted as being the most electrically conductive material ever studied. However, not all graphene is the same; with so few atoms, the arrangement of each one has an impact on its overall function.

Graphene, a material that consists of a lattice of carbon atoms, one atom thick, is widely touted as being the most electrically conductive material ever studied. However, not all graphene is the same. With so few atoms comprising the entirety of the material, the arrangement of each one has an impact on its overall function.

The Startup of Something Big

July 11, 2014

The Penn Center for Innovation and the South Bank campus are featured.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 9, 2014

Penn to Lead $22.5 Million Project on Restoring Memory Loss

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Penn scientists and physicians will conduct fundamental research on the brain with the aim of developing "neuroprosthetic" devices for treating memory loss due to disease or traumatic injury.

A team of scientists and physicians at the University of Pennsylvania will lead a four-year effort worth as much as $22.5 million to develop next-generation technologies to restore memory function in people who suffer from memory loss due to disease or traumatic injury.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 7, 2014

Field Center at Penn Hosts First International Program on Child Welfare

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In an inaugural three-week program, the Field Center for Children's Policy, Practice & Research welcomed 20 students from South Korea's Namseoul University, who are learning about child welfare in the U.S.

The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research at the University of Pennsylvania welcomed a group of students from South Korea’s Namseoul University to campus for an inaugural three-week summer program illustrating how child welfare is practiced in the United States.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 6, 2014

Penn Researchers: Consider the ‘Anticrystal’

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Physicists at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago have evidence that a new concept should undergird our understanding of most materials.

For the last century, the concept of crystals has been a mainstay of solid-state physics. Crystals are paragons of order; crystalline materials are defined by the repeating patterns their constituent atoms and molecules make.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 7, 2014

UTRC Gift Establishes Robotics Fellowship at University of Pennsylvania

United Technologies Research Center, the research and innovation arm of United Technologies Corp., has given $250,000 gift to the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science to establish a fellowship in robotics.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jeanneleong1@gmail.com | 215-573-8151June 30, 2014

Goal of Breaking Down Barriers Leads Nancy Minyanou to Penn Abroad

Nancy Minyanou’s interest in Argentina was sparked in high school, and now this summer the rising junior at the University of Pennsylvania is fulfilling a vision for breaking down barriers and expanding her knowledge about the country in the Penn Summer Abroad program in Buenos Aires.
 

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 25, 2014

Penn Plays a Major Role at a Global Forum on Education, Innovation and Democracy

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Penn's International Consortium for Higher Education, Civic Responsibility and Democracy will play a major role in the "Higher Education for Democratic Innovation" global forum this week in Belfast.

Hosted within the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania, the International Consortium for Higher Education, Civic Responsibility and Democracy will play a major role in a global forum focused on democracy June 25-27 in Belfast, Nor

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 24, 2014

Penn Research Lends New Insights on Conditions for New Blood Vessel Formation

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Researchers at Penn have uncovered the existence of a threshold above which fluid flowing through blood vessel walls causes new capillaries to sprout

Angiogenesis, the sprouting of new blood vessels from pre-existing ones, is essential to the body’s development. As organs grow, vascular networks must grow with them to feed new cells and remove their waste. The same process, however, also plays a critical role in the onset and progression of many cancers, as it allows the rapid growth of tumors.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194June 17, 2014

David Hewitt of Biology and Design to Discuss Urban Ecosystems at Penn Science Café

On June 24, David Hewitt, a biologist and lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, will give a Penn Science Cafe talk titled, “Cities aren’t like ecosystems, they are ecosystems.”

Who

David Hewitt

Lecturer in the schools of Arts & Sciences and Design

University of Pennsylvania

What

Penn Science Café series lecture and discussion, “Cities aren’t like ecosystems, they are ecosystems”

When

Tuesday, June 24, 6-7 p.m. 

Where

World Cafe Live Upstairs, 3025 Walnut St.

Details

During the past two years, David Hewitt has taught ecology to students of City & Regional Planning. This talk will be a "lessons learned" from that experience: about how and why one should understand cities as ecosystems — not as a metaphor, not as stretch of the imagination, but simply and clearly as ecosystems governed by ecological principles, just as other kinds of ecosystems are. 

The talk is part of the Penn Science Café free public-lecture series presented by the School of Arts & Sciences and the Office of University Communications that takes science out of the lab for a night on the town. Hewitt’s presentation will be followed by an audience Q&A.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Seating is limited.