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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 17, 2013

Penn Researcher Explores the World of the Sex Trade

While some Ivy League professors are clean-cut academics who wear suits with bowties and carry stacks of books from the library, others shatter that image. 

Instead, some wear jeans and explore very dark, far-away places.  One of those researchers studies the underworld of the sex trade -- not just in Philadelphia but also in New York City and in India.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194January 14, 2013

After Six Decades, Penn Archaeologists Carry on a Tradition of Research and Discovery in Turkey

In 1950, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology sent scholars to a site in central Turkey, about 50 miles southwest of Ankara. There they began an effort to uncover — literally and figuratively — details about the societies and cultures of the people who lived there hundreds to thousands of years before.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 7, 2013

Penn Launches Commemorative Symposium on Social Change Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania will remember Martin Luther King Jr. with its 18th Annual Commemorative Symposium on Social Change, a series of nearly 25 community events Jan. 15-Feb. 1.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194January 7, 2013

Penn Research Shows Mountains Are Only Minor Contributors to Sediment Erosion and Climate Regulation

PHILADELPHIA — Though churning smokestacks, cud-chewing cows and gasoline-burning vehicles are contributing constantly to greenhouse gas emissions, there are also many processes that do the reverse, pulling molecules like carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. One of these is chemical weathering, which occurs when rock turns into soil. Carbon dioxide molecules and rain combine to dissolve rock, and the weathering products, including sediment, eventually make their way through waterways to the ocean where some become trapped on the ocean bottom and in coral reefs and seashells.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 2, 2013

Penn’s Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research Works To Change Child Protection Laws

A lot can change in a year.

One year ago, Pennsylvania’s General Assembly established a Task Force on Child Protection to review child-abuse-reporting procedures and laws.  In November, the Task Force issued a 400-page report outlining its proposal for revisions to the child abuse-reporting laws in Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194January 2, 2013

La’Toya Latney Cares for the Feathered, the Scaly, the Slimy and the Furry at Penn Vet

La’Toya Latney’s grandmother has a photo from when Latney was about 5 years old. In it, she is sitting in front of the television, transfixed by a nature program on grizzly bears hunting salmon swimming upstream.

“At that time she said she knew I was going to be a veterinarian, so it’s been a long time coming for me,” says Latney.

30 Under 30: Science and Healthcare

December 17, 2012

Gregory Sonnenberg of the Perelman School of Medicine is spotlighted.

Article Source: Forbes
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Sandy Hook Elementary School Tragedy

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