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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.

USC Plans $900-Million Shopping and Residential Upgrade

July 3, 2010

Penn’s community-building efforts are cited.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Federal Grant to Generate 91 Jobs, Enhance Computer Access in Philadelphia

July 6, 2010

Ira Harkavy of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships says computers are essential to education within the community.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Guarding Against Medical Conflicts of Interest

June 30, 2010

Penn Medicine is cited for its strict conflict of interest policy.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 1, 2010

Penn’s Chief of Fire and Emergency Services Appointed to Board at Phila. Fire Dept. Historical Corp.

PHILADELPHIA — Gene Janda, the chief of fire and emergency services for the University of Pennsylvania, has been elected to a three-year term as a general member of the board of directors for the Philadelphia Fire Department Historical Corporation, which supports the Fireman’s Hall Museum in Old City.