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News from the University of Pennsylvania for Wednesday, May 6, 2015
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'Common Thread'

Senior Matthew Lisle of Bryn Mawr, Pa., received the 2015 President’s Engagement Prize of $100,000 to design and implement a rainwater filtration system in Kenya.

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Silicon Valley

Undergrads took a week-long pilot course, “Wharton Industry Exploration Program: The San Francisco Bay Area Tech Sector.” Dean Geoffrey Garrett was a panelist.

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Dual Interests

For Jacqueline Chow of Chino Hills, Calif., studying bioengineering and health-care management through the Fisher Program in Management & Technology has been ideal.

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Disaster Response

On CNN, Prashant Jha, a visiting fellow at the Center for the Advanced Study of India, talked about the struggles the people of Nepal face following the earthquake. (Video)

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League Awards

Senior lacrosse player Matt McMahon of Glen Ridge, N.J., has been named first-team All-Ivy. Two teammates were also recognized for their talent.

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Classroom Stars

The 2015 School of Arts & Sciences Teaching Awards have been announced, including recognition for distinguished teaching, innovation and research mentorship.

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