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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
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 22, 2009

Penn Study: Transforming Nanowires Into Nano-Tools Using Cation Exchange Reactions


PHILADELPHIA –- A team of engineers from the University of Pennsylvania has transformed simple nanowires into reconfigurable materials and circuits, demonstrating a novel, self-assembling method for chemically creating nanoscale structures that are not possible to grow or obtain otherwise.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 20, 2009

Penn Team Uses Self-Assembly to Make Tiny Particles With Patches of Charge


PHILADELPHIA –- Physicists, chemists and engineers at the University of Pennsylvania have demonstrated a novel method for the controlled formation of patchy particles, using charged, self-assembling molecules that may one day serve as drug-delivery vehicles to combat disease and perhaps be used in small batteries that store and release charge.

Steal Your Own Identity

October 16, 2009
Justin Klein Keane of Information Systems and Computing comments on identity theft.
Article Source: Fortune