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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604November 9, 2011

Penn Celebrates Launch of First-of-Its-Kind Program in Market and Social Systems Engineering

WHO:            University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science faculty, guest speakers from Google, Hunch, Northwestern University and Cornell University

WHAT:          Program Director Michael Kearns, along with leaders in academia and the tech industry, talk about applications of network and systems science. A reception will follow.

Video: Dogs Help Test New Cancer Fighting Technology

November 3, 2011

Sunil Singhal of the Perelman School of Medicine and David Holt of the School of Veterinary Medicine discuss new technology used for cancer research.

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)

Science Fellow Spotlight: Katherine Kuchenbecker

October 20, 2011

Katherine Kuchenbecker of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is featured.

Article Source: Pop Tech

Mobile Phone Makers Wage War to Protect Their Patents

October 23, 2011

Kevin Werbach of the Wharton School comments on patent disputes.

Article Source: BBC

New ‘World Class’ Universities: Cutting Through the Hype

October 20, 2011

In today's global economy, where money and ideas change hands at a dizzying speed, and generating sophisticated innovation and knowledge are the new sources of growth and wealth, it can be tempting for many countries to try to tap into that wealth by establishing elite research universities from scratch. After all, top-tier universities are outpacing the smartest companies in the world with their original research.

Should Companies Be Required to Disclose Cyber Attacks?

October 21, 2011

Andrea Matwyshyn of the Wharton School comments on how companies respond to cyber attacks.

Article Source: ABC News

Video: Robot Builds Its Own Body From Sprayable Foam

October 19, 2011

Shai Revzen of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is highlighted for creating Foambot.

Article Source: New Scientist

Video: This Robot Scoops Poop

October 18, 2011

Ben Cohen of the School of Engineering and Applied Science explains the purpose of the PR2 robot.

Article Source: MSNBC.com

The Beauty Brain Trust

October 14, 2011

Karlin Bark of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is one of five winners of L’Oréal’s Women in Science Fellowship Award.

Article Source: Women’s Wear Daily
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 10, 2011

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu to Speak at Penn

 WHO:           Steven Chu
                      Nobel Prize-winning physicist and the U.S. secretary of energy

WHAT:           A lecture on “How Innovation Has Changed the World.”