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Why People Who Pray Are Healthier Than Those Who Don’t

January 18, 2012

Andrew Newberg of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for his study of meditation and prayer in relation to personal health.

Article Source: Huffington Post

Video: Polling Location May Influence Vote, Study Finds

January 19, 2012

Jonah Berger of the Wharton School is cited for his research on polling location and its influence on the way people vote on particular issues.

Article Source: ABC News
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194January 19, 2012

Penn Students Host ‘App’ Coding Contest

PHILADELPHIA -- Fueled by coffee, Red Bull and lots of free food, 180 students took part in the 2012 PennApps hackathon Jan. 13-15 for nearly 48 sleep-deprived hours of computer coding.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604January 20, 2012

Penn Researchers Help Solve Questions About Ethiopians’ High-Altitude Adaptations

PHILADELPHIA --  Over many generations, people living in the high-altitude regions of the Andes or on the Tibetan Plateau have adapted to life in low-oxygen conditions. Living with such a distinct and powerful selective pressure has made these populations a textbook example of evolution in action, but exactly how their genes convey a survival advantage remains an open question.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 17, 2012

Global Think Tank Rankings to Be Released by Penn

WHO:           Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program of the International Relations Program at the University of Pennsylvania

                      Diplomatic Courier Magazine and United Nations University

WHAT:         2011 Global Think Tanks Rankings

UPenn Report Confirms State Officials Failed Leadership on Higher Education

January 13, 2012

Researchers from the Graduate School of Education are cited for their study of Washington state’s higher-education system.

Article Source: Seattle Times

There’s a Better Way to Handle Elections

January 14, 2012

Jack Nagel of the School of Arts and Sciences contributes an op-ed about political elections and the voting process.

Article Source: Harrisburg Patriot-News

Corbett Should Include Citizens in State Budget Planning

January 15, 2012

Harris Sokoloff of the Graduate School of Education writes an op-ed about Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget plan.

Article Source: Allentown Morning Call

The Importance of Minority-serving Institutions

January 16, 2012

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education shares her perspective on the significance of minority-serving institutions.

Overweight Teen Girls May Have Higher Acne Risk

January 17, 2012

Joel Gelfand of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a study that uncovered an association between excess weight and acne among teenage girls.

Article Source: HealthDay