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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658April 9, 2013

Peter H. Ammon Named Penn’s Chief Investment Officer

Peter H. Ammon has been named chief investment officer for the University of Pennsylvania. Currently a director in the Yale University Investments Office, he will begin his new duties at Penn on July 1.

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Media Contact:Laura Cavender | cavender@upenn.edu | 215-746-6411April 3, 2013

Penn’s Gutmann and Jensen Part of Obama’s BRAIN Initiative

In an attempt to better understand "the three pounds of matter that sits between our ears," President Obama has announced a $100 million investment into the BRAIN Initiative (Brain Research through Advancing Innovativ

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658 March 21, 2013

Penn Announces 2013-14 Financial-aid Budget, Tuition

The University of Pennsylvania today reaffirmed its commitment to an all-grant, no-loan financial-aid program as its Board of Trustees authorized a $188 million financial-aid budget for 2013-14 while increasing total undergraduate charges by 3.9 percent.

Ethics Panel Sets High Bar for Anthrax Vaccine Research in Children

March 19, 2013

President Amy Gutmann says, “This was one of the most difficult bioethical reviews that any national bioethics commission as ever conducted.”

Article Source: Washinton Post

Safeguarding Children – Pediatric Research on Medical Countermeasures

March 19, 2013

President Amy Gutmann writes about safeguarding children.

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Bioethics Commission Releases Report on Pediatric Medical Countermeasures

In a report released today, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues concluded that the federal government would have to take multiple steps before anthrax vaccine trials with children could be ethically considered. 

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658March 19, 2013

Penn to Create Perry World House to Enhance Global Initiatives

The University of Pennsylvania will establish a central home on campus for global activities and initiatives to be known as the Perry World House, President Amy Gutmann announced today. 

Vice President Biden to Speak at Penn Commencement

March 12, 2013

Vice President Biden will deliver this year’s commencement address.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658March 13, 2013

Penn’s Silfen Forum: ‘Open Learning and the Future of Higher Education’

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann and other experts will explore online learning and what it may have in store for higher education at the Silfen University Forum at Penn on April 5.

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Media Contact:Stephen MacCarthy | smaccar@upenn.edu | 215-898-8722February 28, 2013

Penn Campaign Raises $4.3 Billion, Transforming the University

After seven years of widespread support and alumni participation, the University of Pennsylvania culminated its Making History Campaign, raising $4.3 billion, strengthening Penn’s position among the world’s foremost universities and making major breakthroughs in addressing society’s most complex challenges, Penn President Amy Gutmann announced today.