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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 14, 2013

New Network and Data Sciences Center to Open at Penn

The University of Pennsylvania is launching a new, interdisciplinary research effort to study and solve problems using the tools of the digital age: The Warren Center for Network & Data Sciences.  

Christopher Fang-Yen of Penn Engineering Receives New Scholar Award in Aging

Christopher Fang-Yen of Bioengineering has received the 2013 Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar Award in Aging. He will study hundreds of thousands of simple worms to compare the genetic correlates of their lifespans.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 1, 2013

Penn, Carnegie Mellon Receive Grant for Transportation Research

The University of Pennsylvania and Carnegie Mellon University have received a $5.65 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant for a joint research center to conduct transportation technology research and development.

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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