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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 30, 2010

Philadelphia Middle School Students to Launch Power Boats and Rocket Cars at Penn’s Innoworks

WHO:

Penn student volunteers and their middle-school partners will launch rockets and power boats as part of a week-long summer course designed to get young people excited about science and technology.

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Media Contact:Joseph J. Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | 215-746-1798August 30, 2010

Analysis of Press Freedom Cites Need to Continue Evolving, Incorporating New Technologies

PHILADELPHIA, PA  – Organizations entrusted with the evaluation of press freedom need to evolve to keep pace with new technologies for disseminating information, such as cell phones and other mobile communication devices, as well as evaluate their methodologies to ensure their ratings systems are valid and useful.

Harvard Business School Drives Yale and MIT’s Edifice Complex

August 25, 2010

Penn’s Jon M. Huntsman Hall is cited as an important architectural reference.

Article Source: Bloomberg News

Workplace Safety Violations Can't Just Be Speeding Tickets

August 24, 2010

Adam Finkel and Cary Coglianese of the Law School comment on environmental energy safety regulations.

Article Source: Fortune

Managing Millennial Workers

August 24, 2010

President Amy Gutmann discusses the changing career trends of the “millennial generation.”

Article Source: Inc. Magazine
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 25, 2010

UMR Coalition Praises Recovery Act’s Investment Impact on Science, Innovation and Technology

PHILADELPHIA –- A White House report analyzing the impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on innovation, science and technology has drawn praise from United for Medical Research.

How IT Will Change When Gen Y Runs the Show

August 23, 2010

 Vice President Robin Beck of Information Systems and Computing discusses the generational transition happening in the IT field.

Article Source: Computerworld
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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422August 23, 2010

University of Pennsylvania Makes Top 20 in Sierra Club List of ‘America’s 100 Greenest Schools’

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania came in at No. 19 –- up from No. 45 last year -- in the Sierra Club Magazine’s ranking of colleges it believes are doing the most for the planet.

Penn was cited particularly for its Green Fund program, which awards grants to faculty, staff or students for innovative sustainability proposals.  According to the September/October issue of the magazine, “Penn spurs competition to help execute its Climate Action Plan.”

Software Predicts Criminal Behavior

August 22, 2010

Richard Berk of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses his development of software that can determine future criminal behavior.

Article Source: ABC News

Can Greasy Fingerprints on Smart Phones Give Away Passcodes?

August 17, 2010

Researchers at of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are cited for research on smartphone password cracks.

Article Source: Discover