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Cautious Colleges Prepare for the Possibility of Ebola

October 22, 2014

Penn’s Ebola plan is discussed, and President Amy Gutmann is quoted.


Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Video: Penn Museum Unveils New Program for Teaching 7th Graders Interactively

October 21, 2014

The Museum is featured for a new partnership with Philadelphia schools.


Article Source: CBS News (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422October 22, 2014

Want to Change the World? Penn Has a Prize for That.

The big banner on the ARCH on Locust Walk and the emails from President Gutmann to the senior class have gotten the message out: The search for entries in the inaugural President’s Engagement Prize competition is underway.

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Media Contact:Barry Toiv | barry.toiv@aau.edu | 202-408-7500October 21, 2014

AAU Elects University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann as New Chair

The Association of American Universities today elected University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann as chair of its board of directors.  Her one-year term begins today, the final day of the association’s semiannual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422October 21, 2014

Penn Launches Climate Action Plan 2.0

Five years after releasing its original Climate Action Plan, the University of Pennsylvania today announced the launch of Climate Action Plan 2.0, a roadmap for environmental improvement and sustainability on campus to 2019 and beyond.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 20, 2014

Linda Aiken of Penn Nursing Has Received Lienhard Award From Institute of Medicine

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Linda Aiken has received this honor for her research demonstrating the importance of nursing care and work environments in achieving patient-centered, affordable health care.

Linda Aiken, a professor of nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, has received the 2014 Gustav O.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 15, 2014

Penn Physicist Alison Sweeney Receives 2014 Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation announced Wednesday that Alison Sweeney, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania, will receive a 2014 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151September 29, 2014

La Casa Latina at Penn Marks 15th Anniversary

For some University of Pennsylvania students, La Casa Latina is the next best thing to being at home with their families.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 17, 2014

Penn Engineer Danielle Bassett Receives 2014 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship

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Bassett will receive a five-year, $625,000, no-strings-attached grant. She is being recognized for her research that uses network science to better understand on how the brain can learn and adapt.

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced Wednesday that the University of Pennsylvania’s Danielle S. Bassett has been selected as a 2014 MacArthur Fellow.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422September 9, 2014

Penn’s No-loan Financial Aid Program for 2014-15 Backed by Penn’s Largest Financial Aid Budget

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Since it was launched in 2007, the University of Pennsylvania’s all-grant, no-loan financial aid program has provided access to an Ivy League education to 7,475 students from a range of social and economic backgrounds. With 10,300 undergraduates, Penn is the largest school in the nation to offer an all-grant, no-loan financial aid program for undergraduates.

Since it was launched in 2007, the University of Pennsylvania’s all-grant, no-loan financial aid program has provided access to an Ivy League education to 7,475 students from a range of social and economic backgrounds.