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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

Trying to Manage Millennials? Give Up and Lead Them Instead

May 27, 2014

President Amy Gutmann is quoted about her thoughts on millennials.

Article Source: Forbes
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 2, 2014

University of Pennsylvania Establishes Penn Center for Innovation

President Amy Gutmann today announced the launch of the Penn Center for Innovation, a new initiative that will provide the infrastructure, leadership and resources needed to transfer promising Penn inventions, know-how and related assets into the marketplace for the public good.   

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

William Burke-White Appointed Inaugural Perry Professor and Director of Perry World House at Penn

Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price today announced that William Burke-White has been named the inaugural Richard Perry Professor and director of the Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania.

Penn President Hits the Right Notes at Commencement

May 20, 2014

President Amy Gutmann is spotlighted for her address at Penn’s 258th Commencement.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Minding Research Ethics

May 14, 2014

President Amy Gutmann, chair of President Obama’s bioethics commission, says, “We have gone to great lengths to recommend [ethics] integration rather than regulation.”

Article Source: The Scientist
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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422May 15, 2014

Penn Partners Break Ground on FMC Tower at Cira Centre South

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On May 14, President Amy Gutmann joined city and state officials and project partners from Brandywine Trust and FMC Corp. at the groundbreaking for the new FMC Tower at Cira Centre South, a new gateway to Penn's campus.

On May 14, 2014, with fireworks, a 50-foot banner and a dramatic unveiling in which partner logos were unearthed at the project site at 30th and Walnut Streets, more than 200 dignitaries and guests gathered to mark the groundbreaking of FMC Tower at Cira Centre® South – the final phase in the collaborative redevelopment of U.S.

Using Our Brains

May 14, 2014

President Amy Gutmann offers commentary on a neuroscience research report released by the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, which she chairs.