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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422February 16, 2010

MAGPI, Penn’s Internet2 Connector, Brings Together Students From Around the Globe Helping Haiti

PHILADELPHIA –- High school students from around the world will give live presentations on their local service or tribute projects to benefit Haiti earthquake victims during an international Webcast called “The Crisis in Haiti: What Can YOU Do to Help?”

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 12, 2010

University of Pennsylvania Joins Consortium to Speed Access to Affordable Medicines in the Developing World

PHILADELPHIA -- A consortium of leading research universities, including the University of Pennsylvania, and organizations along with the Association of University Technology Managers has announced its endorsement of a far-reaching “Statement of Principles and Strategies for the Equitable Dissemination of Medical Technologies” in the developing world.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422January 19, 2010

American Institute of Architects Honors Penn’s Skirkanich Hall With Design Award

 

PHILADELPHIA –- Skirkanich Hall, home to the Bioengineering Department in the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, has received the 2010 Institute Honor Award for Architecture from the American Institute of Architects.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604January 11, 2010

Mukesh D. Ambani Awarded Inaugural Dean’s Medal From the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science

PHILADELPHIA –- Mukesh D. Ambani, chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries Ltd., has been awarded the inaugural Dean’s Medal from Eduardo Glandt, dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science. Ambani was recognized for visionary leadership in the application of engineering and technology for the betterment of mankind. The medal was awarded at a gala ceremony at the Trident Hotel in Mumbai, India.

Words for Wary Language Scholars

December 29, 2009
Caroline Winschel of the University of Pennsylvania Press comments on e-books versus printed books.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Open Access Encyclopedias

December 14, 2009
Shawn Martin of the Library discusses the archiving of academic texts.
Article Source: Inside Higher Ed
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604December 10, 2009
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422November 16, 2009

Penn Freshman’s Entry in Nickelodeon Animation Festival Is a Finalist; Voting Continues through Nov. 29

PHILADELPHIA –- Jason Merrin, a freshman in the Digital Media Design program at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, is a finalist in the 2009 Nickelodeon Animation Festival.

Is Technology Turning Us Into Hermits?

November 13, 2009
Keith Hampton of the Annenberg School for Communication says that, contrary to popular belief, the Internet hasn’t significantly increased social isolation.
Article Source: Wall Street Journal
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604November 13, 2009