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Media Contact:Kelly Stratton | skell@vet.upenn.edu | 215-898-1475August 14, 2012

Penn Symposium to Honor Ralph L. Brinster, VMD, PhD, Slated for Aug. 24 & 25

On Friday, August 24 and Saturday, August 25, some of the brightest minds will convene on Penn Vet’s campus to honor Ralph L. Brinster, VMD, PhD, Richard King Mellon Professor of Reproductive Physiology at Penn Vet.

Favorite Professors: Wharton’s Adam Grant

August 13, 2012

Adam Grant of the Wharton School is profiled.

Article Source: Business Week
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Media Contact:Hoag Levins | HoagL@wharton.upenn.edu | (215) 746-8601 August 2, 2012
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Media Contact:Kim Menard | kim.menard@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-6183
Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elermer@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 1, 2012

Penn Physician and Chemist Win Presidential Early Career Awards

PHILADELPHIA — Two University of Pennsylvania professors have been named winners of Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422July 31, 2012

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play ‘Doubt’ Is Text for Class of 2016’s Penn Reading Project

PHILADELPHIA -- John Patrick Shanley's play Doubt has been selected as the text for the University of Pennsylvania’s 2012-13 Penn Reading Project.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 26, 2012

Penn’s Charles Kane Named Simons Investigator and Awarded $500,000 Grant

PHILADELPHIA — Charles Kane of the University of Pennsylvania has been awarded a five-year,  $500,000 grant from the Simons Foundation, as part of its inaugural class of Simons Investigators.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194July 26, 2012

Penn-led Study of African Hunter-Gatherers Elucidates Human Variation, Evolution and Interbreeding

PHILADELPHIA — Human diversity in Africa is greater than any place else on Earth. Differing food sources, geographies, diseases and climates offered many targets for natural selection to exert powerful forces on Africans to change and adapt to their local environments. The individuals who adapted best were the most likely to reproduce and pass on their genomes to the generations who followed.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194July 25, 2012

Many Protected Areas Face Threats in Sustaining Biodiversity, Penn’s Daniel Janzen and Colleagues Report

PHILADELPHIA — Establishing protection over a swath of land seems like a good way to conserve its species and its ecosystems. But in a new study, University of Pennsylvania biologist Daniel Janzen joins more than 200 colleagues to report that protected areas are still vulnerable to damaging encroachment, and many are suffering from biodiversity loss.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 23, 2012

Penn’s Benjamin Horton Working on State-by-state Sea-level Research

PHILADELPHIA — In June, the North Carolina legislature attempted to block a group of local scientists’ findings about how climate change could impact the state via sea-level rise. The new legislation would, for a time, prohibit the state’s coastal developers from using anything but linear estimates for rates of sea-level rise, where levels would go up by around 20 centimeters over the next century.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 16, 2012

Penn Faculty Receive Alternative Energy Project Grants

PHIADELPHIA — Alternative energy research projects involving four faculty members from the University of Pennsylvania have been awarded grants from the Energy Commercialization Institute, a translational-research partnership that draws upon several regional universities.