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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 7, 2011

Penn Researchers Show Single Drug and Soft Environment Can Increase Platelet Production

PHILADELPHIA — Humans produce billions of clot-forming platelets every day, but there are times when there aren’t enough of them, such as with certain diseases or during invasive surgery. Now, University of Pennsylvania researchers have demonstrated that a single drug can induce bone marrow cells called megakaryocytes to quadruple the number of platelets they produce.

Top 10 YouTube Videos Posted by Colleges, and What They Mean

July 5, 2011

Two Penn videos are among the top 10.

Sending a Beam of Light Along a Sheet of Graphene

June 30, 2011

Nader Engheta of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is cited for his research on graphene.

Article Source: ars technica

Video: Local Developers Create Game Based on Philly Cyclists

June 28, 2011

Stephen Lane of Computer & Information Science and alums Michael Highland and Kevin Jenkins discuss the Philadelphia-based game “Hipster City Cycle.”

Article Source: NBC Philadelphia
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 29, 2011

Two Penn Engineers to Attend Annual Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

PHILADELPHIA -– Two faculty members from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science will be participating in the 17th annual Frontiers of Engineering Symposium in September. The exclusive meeting is held by the National Academy of Engineering and will take place at Google Headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

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Media Contact:Jennifer Oxenford | jmacdoug@isc.upenn.edu | 267-496-9664 June 20, 2011

Penn/MAGPI to Provide Advanced Networking, Applications, Demonstrations at Conference

PHILADELPHIA – MAGPI, the University of Pennsylvania's Internet2 hub, is bringing advanced networking connectivity to the 2011 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia June 26-29.

Lighten Up: Polaritons with Turntable Photon-Excito Coherence

June 14, 2011

Ritesh Agarwal of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is cited for his research.

Article Source: Physorg.com
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Media Contact:Andrew Shinn | ashinn@upenn.edu | 215-573-8386June 14, 2011

Government, Industry, Academics to Address Cutting-edge Energy Technologies at Penn Conference

PHILADELPHIA  -- Following this week’s release of the Office of the Executive’s “A Policy Framework for the 21st Century Grid,” Jon Wellinghoff, chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, willaddress Urban Smart Grid and Energy Innovation, a conference organized by the Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR) at 6 p.m. today, June 14. 

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 14, 2011

Penn Researchers Break Light-Matter Coupling Strength Limit in Nanoscale Semiconductors

PHILADELPHIA—New engineering research at the University of Pennsylvania demonstrates that polaritons have increased coupling strength when confined to nanoscale semiconductors. This represents a promising advance in the field of photonics: smaller and faster circuits that use light rather than electricity.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 9, 2011

theCoursebook Takes Prize in Milken-Penn GSE’s Second Annual Education Business Plan Competition

PHILADELPHIA — Alexandre Scialom, creator of theCourseBook, has won $50,000 in the only business plan competition designed to use innovation to improve education.