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Media Contact:Jennifer Baldino Bonett | | 215-746-3562April 26, 2011

Penn Nursing Signs Memorandum of Understanding With Peking University’s Nursing School

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and the School of Nursing at Peking University in Beijing have established a memorandum of understanding creating a formal research relationship between the schools. Peking University’s School of Nursing, with Guifang Guo as dean, is widely considered the premier nursing school in China.

Penn Nursing also has academic partnerships in Botswana and India.

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Media Contact: | | April 19, 2011

Five University of Pennsylvania Professors Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

PHILADELPHIA –- Five University of Pennsylvania faculty members have been named Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  They are among 212 new Fellows and 16 Foreign Honorary Members recognized as some of the world’s most accomplished leaders from academia, business,
public affairs, the humanities and the arts.

The new AAAS Fellows at Penn are:

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Media Contact:Pam Kosty | | 215-898-4045 April 14, 2011

Summer Camp at Penn Museum: "Anthropologists in the Making"

This summer, adventurous children ages 7 through 13 can experience a unique day camp that takes them through time and across continents at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology on Penn's campus in Philadelphia.

Giants Who Scarfed Down Fast-Food Feasts

April 11, 2011

Peter Dodson of the School of Veterinary Medicine comments on studies about the diet of dinosaurs.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422April 6, 2011

‘Guns, Germs and Steel’ Author Speaking at Penn This Evening in Irvine Auditorium

WHAT:            “Washed Up: The Role of Water in the Collapse of Civilizations,” a public talk at the University of Pennsylvania that will provide insight into water’s impact on society


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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422
Media Contact:Patrick Morgan | | 267-438-7154 March 29, 2011

Creating Canopy: Penn, Philadelphia Partner to Distribute Free Trees to University Homeowners

PHILADELPHIA – As the first institution to take part in Philadelphia’s Creating Canopy program, the University of Pennsylvania is partnering with the city’s Parks and Recreation Department to distribute to faculty and staff homeowners in the city 300 free trees to plant on their property.             

Towards the 15-Minute Genome

March 10, 2011

Marija Drndic of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for leading a research on graphene nanopores.

Article Source: Economist

Video: Take This Job: Horticulturist

March 17, 2011

Horticulturists at the Morris Arboretum are featured.

Article Source: WCAU-TV (Philadelphia)
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REPORTERS: Penn Experts on Japan, the Earthquake and the Tsunami, Including Video

  •  Dr. Benjamin P. Horton on the science of tsunamis
  •   Dr. Stephen Phipps on the science of earthquakes
  • Dr. Barbie Zelizer on journalism’s coverage of crisis and our fascination with images of death
  • Dr. Linda Chance on Japanese civilization
  • Dr. Erwann Michel-Kerjan on risk management


               Dr. Benjamin P. Horton