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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 26, 2009

Penn Evolutionary Biologist and Computer Scientist Awarded Sloan Research Fellowships


PHILADELPHIA -– Joshua Plotkin, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Pennsylvania, and Steve Zdancewic, associate professor of computer and information science at Penn, have been named Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows for 2009.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 18, 2009

Penn Opens Center for Particle Cosmology to Study Early Nature of the Universe

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Leading experts in physics and astronomy will gather for a reception celebrating the launch of the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Particle Cosmology, a joint venture between cosmology and particle physics which provides an incubator for research into dark matter, dark energy and the nature of the early universe, fostering the development of new theoretical approaches.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 16, 2009

Penn Alum to Discuss Life Aboard Space Station


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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 2, 2009
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Velda Morris (on site) | | 856-905-6923January 30, 2009

450 Grade Schoolers Build Lego Robots, Study Climate Change at Penn Engineering's First Lego League Tourney

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Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science is sponsoring Philadelphia First Lego League Tournament, an event that pits 30 regional middle schools and 450 students against each other in a challenge to design robots and explore climate change. The theme of this year’s competition, Climate Connections: Building a Global Game Plan, includes robotics demonstrations.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604January 28, 2009

It's The Network: Penn Researchers Examine Behavior, Consensus Building Influenced By Network Structure


PHILADELPHIA –- A team of computer scientists at the University of Pennsylvania investigating the political, social and economic struggle between individual self-interest and the need to build a consensus have learned that, depending only on the structure of the network of participants, they can engineer surprising experimental results.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604December 17, 2008

A Microscale System to Study Frustration in Buckled Monolayers of Microspheres Is Demonstrated at Penn


PHILADELPHIA –- A team of University of Pennsylvania physicists has demonstrated a simple system based on micron-sized spheres in water to study and control geometric frustration. Their research, published today in the journal Nature, elucidates open questions about frustration and frustration relief and provides a new tool for scientists grappling with these issues in a variety of fields from magnetism to basic statistical mechanics.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604November 20, 2008
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America's Energy Situation


Note for TV and radio: The University of Pennsylvania has a satellite
uplink facility with live-shot capability and an ISDN line.

Expert:
Dr. Noam Lior
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
University of Pennsylvania
and
Editor of the journal Energy

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