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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Peter Winicov | winicov@wharton.upenn.edu | 215-746-6471September 30, 2013

Penn Engineering's GRASP Lab, Wharton's Mack Institute Take Y-Prize Global

Last year, the GRASP lab at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Wharton School’s Mack Institute helped take cutting-edge robots out of the lab and into the marketplace through the Y-Prize Competition.

A Parting Gift From Penn Students

Earlier this summer, we and 27 other Wharton MBA students bought a dairy cow. Then we gave that cow to Hakizinka Antoinette, a woman living in extreme poverty in Kabagayi, Rwanda. Perhaps we should explain.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 4, 2013

Penn Science Café: Studying Self-Control

Associate Professor of Psychology Robert Kurzban studies how the mind has adapted over time to the challenges of the social world, such as how to make decisions about cooperation, morality and punishment. Kurzban will talk about one trait we associate with these challenges: willpower.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 16, 2013

John Swartley Appointed Associate Vice Provost for Research at Penn

John S. Swartley has been named associate vice provost for research and executive director of the Center for Technology Transfer at the University of Pennsylvania. 

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 15, 2013

Penn Researchers, New Technology Provide Access to Data on Homelessness

Researchers from the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania want to help end homelessness through sharing critical data.

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Media Contact:Sara Stewart | arg@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-898-3617July 12, 2013

Penn's Arthur Ross Gallery Presents Auguste Rodin: The Human Experience

PHILADELPHIA —  Auguste Rodin:  The Human Experience, Selections from the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Collections opens on Saturday, August 17 at the Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania.

Changing Skyline: Phila. Landscape Architect Laurie Olin Wins National Medal of Arts

July 10, 2013

Laurie Olin of the School of Design is highlighted for receiving the National Medal of Arts.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 10, 2013

Two Penn Researchers Named Simons Investigators

Rajeev Alur and Randall Kamien of the University of Pennsylvania have been awarded five-year, $500,000 grants from the Simons Foundation, as part of its 2013 class of Simons Investigators.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 5, 2013

Penn Graduate School of Education Doctoral Students Study in Hungary This Summer

A group of students from the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania is taking the concept of “study abroad” one step further. 

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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.