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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

An Audience of High School Students Gets a Life Lesson from Penn’s President

November 10, 2011

President Amy Gutmann addresses a group of New York high school students about college.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422October 25, 2011

Penn Ranked Among Most Affordable Private Institutions

PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania has been named one of the most affordable private colleges in the United States.

The ranking was issued by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and lists “the private universities and liberal arts colleges that combine outstanding quality with affordability.”  Penn was ranked sixth among the nation’s top 100 private universities. 

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 25, 2011

Raymond G. Perelman to Receive the University of Pennsylvania Medal for Distinguished Achievement

 

PHILADELPHIA -- University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann will present prominent Philadelphia philanthropist Raymond G. Perelman with the University of Pennsylvania Medal for Distinguished Achievement, one of the University’s highest honors, at an Oct. 26 reception celebrating the naming of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Calling Philosophers of Education

October 12, 2011

President Amy Gutmann is cited for comments about the value of a university education.