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Media Contact:Laura Cavender | cavender@upenn.edu | 215-746-6411
Media Contact:Vannina Maestracci | maestracci@un.org | 917-367-0293March 30, 2011

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to Speak at Penn for Fifth Global Colloquium of University Presidents

PHILADELPHIA — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will open the fifth annual meeting of the Global Colloquium of University Presidents on Monday, April 4, in a public address at the University of Pennsylvania on empowering women.   

The Colloquium, a select group of 29 university presidents from around the world, convened annually to discuss a topic of immediate concern to the secretary-general, will address the challenge of “Empowering Women to Change the World: What the UN and Universities Can Do” on April 4-5.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422
Media Contact:Patrick Morgan | patrick.morgan@phila.gov | 267-438-7154 March 29, 2011

Creating Canopy: Penn, Philadelphia Partner to Distribute Free Trees to University Homeowners

PHILADELPHIA – As the first institution to take part in Philadelphia’s Creating Canopy program, the University of Pennsylvania is partnering with the city’s Parks and Recreation Department to distribute to faculty and staff homeowners in the city 300 free trees to plant on their property.             

Philly Colleges Ahead of the Gender Curve

March 24, 2011

President Amy Gutmann is mentioned as prominent female university leader in Philadelphia.

Denzel Washington To Give Penn Commencement Speech

March 22, 2011

President Amy Gutmann says Denzel Washington “used his tremendous talent as an actor to bring the most significant social and historical issues into the limelight.”

Article Source: Associated Press
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Message About the Devastation in Japan

Message from the President:

The Penn community is tremendously grateful that all students, faculty and staff who were in Japan during the earthquake and tsunami are reported to be safe, uninjured and making their way back to campus. Now, our attention must turn to how we can help the Japanese people recover from this tragic event.

Women in the World 2011

March 10, 2011

President Amy Gutmann is named as one of the 150 Women Who Shake the World.

Article Source: Daily Beast/Newsweek

Constitution Center Debates Civility in Democracy

March 8, 2011

President Amy Gutmann will deliver the keynote address at a Constitution Center event.

Article Source: Black Radio Network

Video: Preventing Unethical Health Experiments

March 2, 2011

President Amy Gutmann discusses bioethics and advocates against unethical human testing.

Article Source: CNN

Guatemala STD Study Was ‘Wrong’: US Panel

March 1, 2011

President Amy Gutmann speaks on behalf of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.

Article Source: Agence France-Presse

Lucas, Burns, Souter Among Those Named To New Commissions on the Liberal Arts

February 17, 2011

President Amy Gutmann is named to a new national commission on the humanities and social sciences.

Article Source: New York Times