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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658August 5, 2011

Ezekiel J. Emanuel Appointed Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor at University of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA -- Ezekiel J. Emanuel, a globally renowned bioethicist, will join the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania as the 13th Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor, beginning Sept. 1. 

The announcement was made by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price.

The Ethics of Synthetic Biology: Guiding Principles for Emerging Technologies

August 1, 2011

President Amy Gutmann discusses the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues’ report on synthetic biology.

Article Source: Hastings Center Report

Philanthropist Ruth Perelman Dies in Philly at 90

July 31, 2011

President Amy Gutmann describes the late Ruth Perelman as a person of “generous spirit and strong commitment to education, medicine, and culture in Philadelphia [who] will be remembered for countless generations to come.”

Article Source: Associated Press

Philanthropist Ruth Perelman Dies

July 31, 2011

With the death of philanthropist Ruth Perelman, "Philadelphia has lost a most beloved and consummately gracious public citizen,” President Amy Gutmann said.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658August 1, 2011

Statement from President Gutmann on the Passing of Ruth Perelman

Philadelphia has lost a most beloved and consummately gracious civic leader with the passing of Ruth Perelman. In our city's centuries-long history, Mrs. Perelman and her husband, Raymond, have made a mark unlike any other.  We at the University of Pennsylvania -- home of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine -- have benefitted invaluably from her tireless generosity and that of Raymond and their family.

Tenure Across Borders

July 22, 2011

President Amy Gutmann discusses the Penn Integrates Knowledge program and interdisciplinary scholarship.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

Opinion: N.J. Budget, Public Worker Benefit Changes Leaves Burden Unbalanced

July 8, 2011

President Amy Gutmann is quoted about advice on budget cutting.

Article Source: Times of Trenton

Stars of David

July 6, 2011

President Amy Gutmann is featured for a New York Times profile, and Arthur Rubenstein is also mentioned for his retirement from the Perelman School of Medicine deanship.

Article Source: Jewish Exponent

Trimming Your Must-Do List

July 4, 2011

President Amy Gutmann’s advice from a New York Times article is excerpted.

Article Source: Toronto Globe and Mail

Should Synthetic Biology Be Policed?

June 23, 2011

In her role as the chair of President Obama’s bioethics commission, President Amy Gutmann is quoted about synthetic biology.

Article Source: Forbes.com