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Media Contact:Mike Mahoney | mahoneyw@upenn.edu | July 15, 2010

Penn’s Scotty Williams Named Golfer of the Year; Nine Other Penn Students Also Named to All-Area Teams

PHILADELPHIA -- Scotty Williams, a student at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named Golfer of the Year in the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Stars annual selection. 

In addition, nine other Penn student-athletes were named to All-Area teams.  They were selected by a vote of the members of the Philadelphia Area Sports Information Directors Association.

Williams was joined on the All-Area Men’s Golf team by fellow Penn student Chance Pipitone.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | 215-898-6460 | jposey@upenn.edu July 13, 2010

Two Penn Graduate Students Attend Annual Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany

PHILADELPHIA -- University of Pennsylvania graduate students Danielle Reifsnyder and Renuka Nayak are among 75 U.S. student researchers selected to attend the 60th Annual Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students in Germany. 

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Media Contact:Dejay B. Duckett | dduckett@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-898-3617August 24, 2010

Getting ”Naked” at Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery

“Naked: The University Collection Unveiled” opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on Aug. 28. 

Featuring 35 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and photographs of the nude from the first century B.C.E. to the present, “Naked” showcases the history of beauty and the human body, documenting the evolution of the definition of beauty.

CFO of the Year: Large Nonprofit

July 9, 2010

Ralph Muller of the Health System discusses the University’s successful financial performance during the recession as Health System senior vice president of finance and CFO Keith Kasper is profiled.

Rivals Google, Comcast Join to Back Wharton Forum

July 12, 2010

Kevin Werbach of the Wharton School is organizing the 2010 Supernova Forum.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Video: Ethics of Synthetic Biology, Part 1

July 9, 2010

President Amy Gutmann chairs a Washington, D.C., symposium on synthetic biology.

Article Source: C-SPAN

Orange (Botswana) and Botswana-UPenn Partnership Pioneer Mobile-Phone Telemedicine

July 9, 2010

Botswana-UPenn Partnership’s mobile-phone health-care service is featured.

Article Source: Botswana Gazette

Cancer Drug Olaparib Shows Early Promise

July 12, 2010

Susan Domchek of the School of Medicine and Penn's Cancer Risk Evaluation Program discusses the success of a new breast-cancer drug.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Joe Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | 215-746-1798July 12, 2010

University of Pennsylvania Professor Receives ICA Fellows Book Award

The International Communication Association (ICA), an esteemed academic association for scholars of human and mediated communication, today announced that Elihu Katz 's 1992 book (with Daniel Dayan of the French National Center for Scientific Research), Media Events: The Live Broadcasting of History (Harvard University Press), was selected to receive the 2010 ICA Fellows Book Award.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349.5658July 2, 2010

Penn Geneticist Named 2010 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences

The Pew Charitable Trusts named Zhaolan (Joe) Zhou, PhD, assistant professor of Genetics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, as a 2010 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences. The program enables scientists to take calculated risks, expand their research and explore unanticipated leads.