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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194June 18, 2012

Making Time for Adventure at Penn

For gym-goers at the University of Pennsylvania who have grown tired of the elliptical, the barbell and the treadmill, a remedy to fitness boredom is close at hand.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 15, 2012

Penn Offering Postdoctoral Fellowships to Promote Academic Diversity

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania is now accepting applications for its Academic Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

The program will award postdoctoral fellowships to scholars and educators from different backgrounds, races and ethnic groups and from other diverse groups whose life experience, research experience and employment background will contribute to Penn’s academic excellence. The deadline for applications is Aug. 1.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 12, 2012

Penn’s New Media Manager Gets the Message Out

PHILADELPHIA —About three-quarters of Americans have Internet access in their homes, and most of them have Facebook accounts. With new social networks and content platforms popping into and out of existence at a dizzying pace, traversing this landscape is not about mastering technology as much as it learning how to adapt messages to increasingly diverse media. 

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 11, 2012

Penn Welcomes African Visitors Through a State Department Program, Grassroots Democracy in the U.S.

The University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education hosted 15 leaders from more than nine African countries for a conversation on public deliberation in the United States and how it can apply to communities in Africa.

The leaders came to learn more about U.S. organizations that increase civic engagement and citizen participation in democratic governance.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194June 8, 2012

Penn Researchers Organize Conference in Greece on Innate Immunity

PHILADELPHIA—Two University of Pennsylvania professors are serving as organizers of the Ninth International Conference on Innate Immunity, to be held June 23-28 in Ixia, Greece, on the island of Rhodes.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194
Media Contact:Holly Auer | holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5659June 7, 2012

Penn and Cornell Researchers Spearhead the Development of New Guidelines for Veterinary CPR

PHILADELPHIA — For nearly 50 years, the American Heart Association, with the help of researchers and physicians from across the nation, has developed and disseminated guidelines on how best to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation on patients experiencing cardiac arrest. But no such evidence-based guidelines existed in the veterinary world.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 6, 2012

Just Write: Writing Retreat for GSE and SAS Faculty

 

Stop what you’re doing, and just write. That’s what some University of Pennsylvania faculty will be doing the week of June 4.

Twenty faculty members from the Graduate School of Education and the School of Arts and Sciences will attend the first-ever Faculty Writing Retreat in the McNeil Building. 

Practitioner of ‘Combative Collegiality,’ Penn’s Premiere Bioethicist to Speak in Philly

June 6, 2012

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School is featured.

Article Source: Newsworks
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194June 5, 2012

Penn Dental Medicine and the Academy of General Dentistry to Treat Underserved Philadelphians

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine will partner with the Academy of General Dentistry and the AGD Foundation to hold a community outreach project June 23, “Nation of Smiles, One Smile at a Time.” The event will be held during the AGD 2012 Annual Meeting & Exhibits.

UPenn’s New Incentive for Same-sex Couples

May 29, 2012

Vice President Jack Heuer of Human Resources and Robert Carpick of the School of Engineering and Applied Science discuss Penn’s new benefit for same-sex couples.

Article Source: The Philly Post