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You Can Boost Your Baby’s Vocabulary

June 25, 2013

Lila Gleitman of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses how children learn their first words.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 25, 2013

Penn to Implement AAU Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative

The University of Pennsylvania has been named a project site for the Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative, a multiyear, multimillion dollar project that aims to improve the quality of education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 24, 2013

Penn Psychologists Show that Quality Matters More Than Quantity for Word Learning

Several studies have shown that how much parents say to their children when they are very young is a good predictor of children’s vocabulary at the point when they begin school.

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Media Contact:Manasee Wagh | manasee@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194June 18, 2013

Penn Researchers Pinpoint How Smoking Causes Osteoporosis

Human bone breaks down and regenerates naturally all the time, in a perfectly balanced dance that maintains skeletal integrity.

As people age, bone tends to deteriorate faster, causing osteoporosis and other disorders. Smoking artificially accelerates bone degeneration as well.

Discovery Could Speed Creation of Less-addictive Painkillers

June 14, 2013

Jeff Saven of the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted on his work to decrease the number of patients addicted to painkillers.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 17, 2013

Mark Allen Named Scientific Director of Penn’s Singh Center for Nanotechnology

Mark G. Allen has been named the inaugural scientific director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 17, 2013

Penn Researchers Design Variant of Main Painkiller Receptor

Opioids, such as morphine, are still the most effective class of painkillers, but they come with unwanted side effects and can also be addictive and deadly at high doses.

How Poverty Might Change the Brain

June 13, 2013

Martha Farah of the School of Arts and Sciences is profiled for studying the connection between socioeconomic status and the brain.

Article Source: CNN

7 Young Technologies Changing the World

June 11, 2013

Junhyong Kim of the School of Arts and Sciences is highlighted for researching genomics and co-directing the Penn Genome Frontiers Institute.

Article Source: MSN Money
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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658 June 11, 2013

Daniel J. Mindiola Appointed Presidential Term Professor at Penn

Daniel J. Mindiola has been named the fourth Presidential Term Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, effective Aug. 1.  Mindiola will be Presidential Term Professor of Chemistry in the School of Arts and Sciences.