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Genetics Research May Slow Without Privacy Protections, Federal Panel Warns

October 11, 2012

President Amy Gutmann is quoted about the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues report, “Privacy and Progress in the Whole Genome Sequencing.”

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422October 2, 2012

$2.5 Million Endowed Scholarship Supports New Partnership Between Penn and KIPP Schools

PHILADELPHIA -- It was for students such as Chevon Boone that dignitaries from the KIPP Foundation and the University of Pennsylvania gathered Oct. 2 to celebrate the establishment of a new partnership.

Penn Gets $2.5M Boost for Charter School Partnership

October 2, 2012

Penn’s partnership with the KIPP Foundation is featured.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658October 2, 2012

Event to Mark Partnership Between Penn and KIPP Schools

PHILADELPHIA – A ceremony today will cement the partnership between the KIPP Foundation and the University of Pennsylvania to increase college-completion rates for underserved KIPP students nationwide.  To support this partnership effort, Martha and Bruce Karsh have contributed resources to help KIPP alumni as they make their way toward Penn degrees.

Disease Names Can Pose Ethical Problems

October 1, 2012

President Amy Gutmann is cited for leading the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658October 1, 2012

Chyke Doubeni Appointed Presidential Term Professor at Penn

PHILADELPHIA -- Chyke Doubeni has been named the second Presidential Term Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Doubeni, an expert on colorectal cancer and racial disparities in health care, is Presidential Term Associate Professor-Clinician Educator in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health of Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine.

Video: ‘Shoemaker Green’ Opens at Univ. of Penn

September 20, 2012

President Amy Gutmann, David Cohen of the Board of Trustees and Sally and Alvin Shoemaker are spotlighted for the grand opening of Shoemaker Green.

Article Source: 6ABC

Philadelphia’s Economic Schizophrenia

September 21, 2012

President Amy Gutmann is mentioned for speaking about Philadelphia’s direction at the grand opening of First Round Capital’s new headquarters.

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Effective Leadership Depends on Art of Compromise

September 19, 2012

President Amy Gutmann is cited for her book The Spirit of Compromise.

Article Source: The Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422September 19, 2012

Dedication of Shoemaker Green to Be Sept. 20

WHAT:      

A grand opening ceremony for Shoemaker Green, the University of Pennsylvania’s newest landscape project. It honors emeritus trustee Alvin Shoemaker.

The 2.75-acre green space features a central lawn encircled by walkways, benches and an eating area. Its native plantings and rain garden are just some of its sustainability features.

It also is home to the University’s newly refurbished war memorial.

WHERE:   

217 S. 33rd St., in front of the Palestra