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Video: Ethics of Synthetic Biology, Part 1

July 9, 2010

President Amy Gutmann chairs a Washington, D.C., symposium on synthetic biology.

Article Source: C-SPAN

Bioethics Gets an Airing

July 7, 2010

President Amy Gutmann debates synthetic biology.

Article Source: Nature

Bahraini Students Hailed for Achievements

June 24, 2010

President Amy Gutmann visits Bahrain to strengthen educational ties.

Article Source: Gulf Daily News (Bahrain)
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn | 215-898-6460June 23, 2010

Nine from Penn Selected as American Council of Learned Societies 2010 Fellows and Grantees

PHILADELPHIA – Nine scholars from the University of Pennsylvania have been awarded American Council of Learned Societies fellowships and grants.

ACLS is a private, nonprofit federation of 70 national scholarly organizations.  Its mission is "the advancement of humanistic studies in all fields of learning in the humanities and the social sciences and the maintenance and strengthening of relations among the national societies devoted to such studies."

Penn fellows and grantees are:

Gary Papa ‘Run for Your Life’ Today

June 20, 2010

Anna Bottoms, Chris Ganister and Tom Guzzo make up the Penn Urology Team for the Philadelphia prostate cancer benefit event "Run for Your Life."

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 17, 2010

Penn Physicists Honored With 2010 Europhysics Prize

PHILADELPHIA -- Charles Kane and Eugene Mele of the University of Pennsylvania are among five scientists awarded the 2010 Europhysics Prize of the European Physical Society Condensed Matter Division for the theoretical prediction and experimental observation of the quantum spin Hall effect and topological insulators.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658June 15, 2010

Penn Epidemiology Professor Awarded Individual Recognition Award by College of Physicians

Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, professor of Epidemiology, has received an individual recognition award by the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, section on Public Health and Preventive Medicine, for her leadership role in shaping Healthy People 2020.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 14, 2010

Rebecca Maynard of Penn GSE to Serve as NCEE Commissioner

PHILADELPHIA – Rebecca Maynard of the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education has been named commissioner of the National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance.

The appointment was announced by John Easton, director of the U. S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences.

Chair of New Bioethics Commission Is a Firm Believer in Deliberative Democracy

June 9, 2010

President Amy Gutmann participates in a Q&A concerning her role on President Obama’s bioethics commission.

Article Source: Washington Post

Former University President Hackney Bows Out at Penn

June 8, 2010

Former President Sheldon Hackney is profiled.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer