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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194October 12, 2012

Penn Students Spend A Summer With Owl Monkeys — and Learn More Than Primatology

It’s almost as far away from Philadelphia urban life as one can imagine. Or, to be precise, it’s a 14-hour plane ride followed by a 16-hour bus ride capped by a 40-minute ride in a truck away from the University of Pennsylvania campus.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 11, 2012

Penn Researchers Find New Way to Prevent Cracking in Nanoparticle Films

PHILADELPHIA — Making uniform coatings is a common engineering challenge, and, when working at the nanoscale, even the tiniest cracks or defects can be a big problem. New research from University of Pennsylvania engineers has shown a new way of avoiding such cracks when depositing thin films of nanoparticles.  

Southeastern Pa. Identified as Hotspot of Lung Disease

October 10, 2012

John Hansen-Flaschen of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on Philadelphia and its surrounding counties being identified as a hotspot of a rare lung disease.

Article Source: Newsworks

Cervical Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise

October 10, 2012

David Weiner of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for participating in a study looking at a cervical cancer vaccine.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 10, 2012

Penn Researchers Find New Way to Mimic the Color and Texture of Butterfly Wings

PHILADELPHIA — The colors of a butterfly’s wings are unusually bright and beautiful and are the result of an unusual trait; the way they reflect light is fundamentally different from how color works most of the time.

A team of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania has found a way to generate this kind of “structural color” that has the added benefit of another trait of butterfly wings: super-hydrophobicity, or the ability to strongly repel water.

How Online Job Searches Worsen the Job Crisis

October 8, 2012

Peter Cappelli of the Wharton School is noted for his case study of a company’s resume-screening system.

Article Source: CBC News
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 8, 2012

Penn Hosts First Ivy Plus STEM Symposium

This weekend, Penn hosted the first Ivy Plus Symposium and workshops for diverse scholars, a national conference designed to encourage exceptional undergraduate students to pursue advanced training in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, fields. 

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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369October 8, 2012

Bitter Taste Receptors Regulate the Upper Respiratory Defense System, Penn Medicine Study Reveals

PHILADELPHIA — A new study from a team of researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, the Monell Chemical Senses Center, and the Philadelphia VA Medical Center, reveals that a person’s ability to taste certain bitter flavors is directly related to their ability to fight off upper respiratory tract infections, specifically chronic sinus infections.  The new research is published in the latest edition of the Journ

Study: Men With Shaved Heads Look More Dominant

October 8, 2012

Albert Mannes of the Wharton School comments on research about the perception of bald men.

Article Source: CBC News
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820
Media Contact:Kat Stein | katstein@gse.upenn.edu | 215-898-9642October 5, 2012

Facing Global Educational Issues: Penn GSE Researchers in Austria

Marybeth Gasman and Laura Perna, two researchers from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education are in Austria this week for the Salzburg Global Seminar