Institutional

The Lab Rat: How To Improve Memory in 15 Minutes

October 20, 2010

David Wolk of the School of Medicine is cited for co-authoring an article about the use of tDCS to improve memory.

Article Source: Time
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658October 18, 2010

Penn Study Gives Hope for New Class of Alzheimer’s Disease Drugs

Finding a drug that can cross the blood-brain barrier is the bane of drug development for Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological disorders of the brain. A new Penn study, published this week in the Journal of Neuroscience, has found and tested in an animal model of Alzheimer’s disease a class of drug that is able to enter the brain, where it stabilizes degenerating neurons and improves memory and learning.

Penn Presby Heart Rescue Team Beats With 6th Member

October 18, 2010

The Penn Heart Rescue Program is cited for its expansion among community hospitals.

Walkway at Morris Arboretum Wins Architects' Award

October 15, 2010

The Annenberg Public Policy Center is recognized for its architectural style.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:jJennifer Oxenford jmacdoug@magpi.net | jmacdoug@magpi.net | 215-898-0341 October 15, 2010

MAGPI’s First Annual Content Provider Carnival Is Coming to Town – Virtually

Step Right Up, Step Right Up -- for the First Annual MAGPI Content Provider Carnival where 22 amazing distance learning content providers will come together all under one virtual tent via live webcast to schools across the country!!

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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422October 14, 2010

Job Seekers Urged to Visit Job Fair Monday at Penn

 

 

WHAT:            The Mayor's Office of Faith Based Initiatives Job Fair, held in cooperation with the University of Pennsylvania’s Office of the Chaplain and Office of Community and Government Affairs and the Human Resources offices of the University and the Penn Health System

WHERE:          Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce St., on the Penn campus 

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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422October 13, 2010

Penn Honored for Climate Leadership Excellence

 

DENVER –- The University of Pennsylvania received Second Nature’s first Climate Leadership Award for Institutional Excellence yesterday at the 4th Annual American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment Summit here.  

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Media Contact:Peter Winicov | winicov@wharton.upenn.edu | October 7, 2010

Wharton School to Host 2011 Global Alumni Forum in San Francisco

Philadelphia and San Francisco – The Wharton School announced that, for the first time in the history of the Wharton Global Alumni Forums, the School next year will combine the three regional Forums into a single event, to be held in San Francisco on June 23-24, 2011. We are excited to hold this year's Forum in conjunction with the 10th Anniversary of the establishment of Wharton | San Francisco, our West Coast campus and home to a thriving MBA Program for Executives, as well as an entrepreneurship program and non-degree programs for executives.

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Media Contact:Amy Montgomery | amylmo@upenn.edu | 215-573-8386October 7, 2010

Penn Institute for Urban Research Signs Partnership Agreement With UN-Habitat’s World Urban Campaign

Today, Dr. Eugénie Birch, co-director of the Penn Institute for Urban Research (IUR), signed a partnership agreement with UN-HABITAT, the UN agency that focuses on urban affairs.  The agreement certified the role that the University of Pennsylvania and  Penn IUR will play in the World Urban Campaign, which aims to unite the public and private sectors together with civil society, to elevate sustainable urbanization to the top of the agenda for governments around the world.

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Media Contact:Phyllis Holtzman | holtzman@upenn.edu | 215-898-8743October 5, 2010

National Research Council Ranks Penn’s Graduate Programs Among Nation's Best

PHILADELPHIA -- The National Research Council has released its long-awaited assessment of the nation’s research doctoral programs.  The assessment, using data collected from the 2005-06 academic year, covers 4,838 programs in 62 fields at 212 universities.