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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422July 17, 2013

Penn’s Thomas 'Put a Face' in Front of Legislators Deciding Federal Financial Aid

(This is the first in a series about University of Pennsylvania students who took their arguments in support of federal student financial aid to Washington this summer in a project organized by the Office of Student Registration and Financial Services.)

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Media Contact:Leo Charney | charney@upenn.edu | 215-898-7227July 3, 2013

Penn’s Vincent Price Named to Participate in National Presidential Innovation Lab

Vincent Price, provost of the University of Pennsylvania, has been named to the Presidential Innovation Lab, an effort by the American Council on Education to examine possible models, inspired by changes from new educational technologies such as massive open online courses, or MOOCs, to boost the number of Americans able to earn a college degree.

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Media Contact:Michael Mahoney | mahoneyw@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-898-9232July 2, 2013

Vote Now: Penn's Toast Toss Is Competing in Traditions Tournament

One of the most unique traditions in sports, the toast toss at the University of Pennsylvania was one of 32 selected for the College Football Traditions Tournament.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422July 1, 2013

Penn Museum Student Intern Solidifies Connections to Her Native American Heritage

An internship this summer at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is allowing rising junior Caroline Kee to indulge two of her passions: research and Native American culture.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151June 27, 2013
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151June 20, 2013

Getting a Well-Rounded Education at Penn

What Xiaotong Chen describes as a case of “culture shock” at her first campus social event, became the motivation for her to immerse herself in campus activities and experience all that the University of Pennsylvania has to offer.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 18, 2013

Dawn Bonnell Appointed Vice Provost for Research at Penn

Dawn A. Bonnell has been named vice provost for research at the University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151June 11, 2013

Max Presser Heads Penn’s MERT Team, Protecting Campus and Community

When there’s a medical emergency on the University of Pennsylvania campus or in the surrounding West Philadelphia community, the emergency medical technicians who respond are often Penn students. And one of them may well be Max Presser.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658 June 11, 2013

Daniel J. Mindiola Appointed Presidential Term Professor at Penn

Daniel J. Mindiola has been named the fourth Presidential Term Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, effective Aug. 1.  Mindiola will be Presidential Term Professor of Chemistry in the School of Arts and Sciences.

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Media Contact:Pam Kosty | pkosty@upenn.edu | 215-898-4045June 5, 2013

Penn Research Identifies Bone Tumor in 120,000-Year-Old Neandertal Rib

The first-known definitive case of a benign bone tumor has been discovered in the rib of a young Neandertal who lived about 120,000 years ago in what is now present-day Croatia. The bone fragment, which comes from the famous archaeological cave site of Krapina, contains by far the earliest bone tumor ever identified in the archaeological record.