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Opinion: Willing to Talk: That’s What Pro-Israel Means at UPenn

February 15, 2012

"The overwhelming sentiment among student leaders, national advocacy groups, as well as members of the Philadelphia community, was that the only remedy for misinformation is information.… We support President Amy Gutmann's decision to allow free speech to prevail."

Article Source: Jewish Exponent

MLK Event Highlight of Black History Month at UPenn

February 15, 2012

President Amy Gutmann and Robert Carter of Penn’s African-American Resource Center comment on Penn’s annual MLK Commemorative Symposium on Social Change.

Article Source: Philadelphia Tribune

Dershowitz Strikes Back

February 3, 2012

Alan Dershowitz praises Penn as a "'model campus' when it comes to pro-Israel activism" and says President Gutmann "has been handling the [BDS] controversy in an exemplary manner."

Article Source: Jewish Exponent
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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658January 26, 2012

Penn Launches Center for the Study of Contemporary China

PHILADELPHIA -- University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann, Provost Vincent Price and Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences Rebecca Bushnell are pleased to announce the launch of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China.  Housed in the School of Arts and Sciences and serving the entire University, the new Center is designed to advance Penn’s leadership in programs, research, and scholarship

What Should Universities Do for Their Cities?

January 12, 2012

President Amy Gutmann and Ira Harkavy of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships offer their perspectives on community engagement.

Article Source: Zócalo Public Square

Medical Experiments on Humans

January 1, 2012

President Amy Gutmann, as chair of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, is quoted about human beings used for medical experiments.

Article Source: Washington Post

Bioethics Panel Urges System to Compensate Those Hurt in Medical Experiments

December 15, 2011

President Amy Gutmann, who chairs the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, says, “Nothing on the order of what happened in Guatemala could happen today with federal funded research.”

Article Source: Washington Post
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Media Contact:Laura Cavender | cavender@upenn.edu | 215-746-6411December 15, 2011
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422December 6, 2011

Penn Receives Grant From Pew Charitable Trusts to Support Presidential Term Professorships

PHILADELPHIA – The Pew Charitable Trusts have given $2 million to support Presidential Term Professorships at the University of Pennsylvania.  The announcement was made by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price.

How to Free Congress’s Mind

November 29, 2011

President Amy Gutmann co-authors an op-ed about compromise among members of Congress.

Article Source: New York Times