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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194July 28, 2014

Penn’s David Hewitt Helps Philadelphia Design Parks Agile Enough to Adapt

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Philadelphia Parks and Recreation is rolling out a brand new approach to managing its green spaces and the University of Pennsylvania's David Hewitt is helping them do it.

On a Wednesday afternoon in the Cobbs Creek Environmental Education Center, a group gathered around a large table covered in maps and photos.

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Media Contact:Megan Schmidgal | megands@design.upenn.edu | 215-898-2539July 15, 2014

Kleinman Gift Establishes Energy Policy Center at Penn

The Kleinman Center for Energy Policy has been established at PennDesign with a $10 million gift from Scott, C’94, W’94, and Wendy Kleinman. The Center, which is scheduled to launch in Fall 2014, will advance energy productivity by reframing the relationship between research and practice in support of policy innovation.   

Alum’s $10M Will Create Center for Energy Policy at Penn

July 17, 2014

President Amy Gutmann and Mark Alan Hughes of the School of Design are quoted about the new Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, made possible by a gift from alum Scott Kleinman.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460June 24, 2014

Valerie De Cruz: Championing Interculturalism at Penn

As director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Greenfield Intercultural Center for 17 years, Valerie De Cruz has had a guiding hand in the creation of cultural resource centers that many Penn student see as homes away from home: MakuuLa Casa Latina and the Pan-Asian American Community House.

Including Teachers in the Student Mental-health Continuum

June 20, 2014

President Amy Gutmann is cited for writing about the “essence of school.”

Article Source: Education Week
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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658June 20, 2014

Vincent Price Reappointed Provost of the University of Pennsylvania

Vincent E. Price, who has served as provost of the University of Pennsylvania since 2009, has been reappointed for an additional five-year term, to run through June 30, 2021.

New Penn Award Aims to Inspire Students to Improve the World

June 12, 2014

President Amy Gutmann is highlighted for an award that will fund graduating seniors’ civic-engagement plans.

Penn Grads: Want to Change the World? Now, There’s a Prize

June 11, 2014

President Amy Gutmann is highlighted for creating “engagement prizes” for graduates with plans to change the world.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658June 11, 2014

Marilyn Jordan Taylor’s Term as Dean of Penn’s School of Design Is Extended

Marilyn Jordan Taylor, dean of the School of Design and Paley Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, has agreed to an extension of her appointment as dean until June 30, 2016.

Penn President Gutmann Remains Bullish on Free Online Course

June 9, 2014

President Amy Gutmann is highlighted for her commitment to the massive open online course experiment.

Article Source: Washington Post