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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422March 12, 2012

International Sustainable Campus Network Recognizes Penn’s Green Academic Offerings

PHILADELPHIA –- The academic component that the University of Pennsylvania has included in its Climate Action Plan caught the attention of the International Sustainable Campus Network when that agency compiled its inaugural Global University Leaders Forum Charter report earlier this year.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422March 12, 2012

University of Pennsylvania Receives Highest Presidential Recognition for Community Service

WASHINGTON – The Corporation for National and Community Service and the U.S. Department of Education awarded the University of Pennsylvania with the Presidential Award in the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its commitment to bettering the community through community service and service learning.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658 (office) 215-852-8017 (cell) March 6, 2012

Penn’s Silfen University Forum on March 19 Will Focus on How the 2012 Election Might Fix a ‘Broken’ America

PHILADELPHIA –- A panel of political experts will examine the 2012 election and the effect it will have on the nation’s ills during the University of Pennsylvania’s annual David and Lyn Silfen University Forum to be held 4:30–6 p.m., Monday, March 19, in Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce St.

 At the forum, the panelists will consider the question “Is America Broken? A Conversation on the 2012 Elections and Beyond.” 

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Media Contact:Laura Cavender | cavender@upenn.edu | February 17, 2012

Penn's Amy Gutmann Reappointed Chair of Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

PHILADELPHIA -- Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, has been re-appointed chair of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues by President Obama.  She has served in the position since first being appointed by Obama in 2009.

Also reappointed to the Commission was James W. Wagner, the vice chair.  Wagner is the president of Emory University.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422February 17, 2012

Penn Announces 2012-13 Financial-Aid Budget, Tuition

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania today reaffirmed its commitment to an all-grant, no-loan financial-aid program as its Board of Trustees authorized a $181 million financial-aid budget for 2012-13 while increasing total undergraduate charges by 3.9 percent, the second lowest in 44 years.  

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