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Media Contact:Laura Cavender | | 215-746-6411 April 12, 2011

Penn President Amy Gutmann to Receive Judge Lois Forer Child Advocacy Award

PHILADELPHIA -- Three University of Pennsylvania leaders will be recognized for their commitment to child advocacy this Wednesday, April 13. President Amy Gutmann will receive The Judge Lois G. Forer Child Advocacy Award, and Richard Gelles, dean of the School of Social Policy and Practice, and Ira Harkavy, director of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships, will be recognized as Distinguished Advocates for Children by Philadelphia’s Support Center for Child Advocates.

From Kindergarten to the Boardroom: The Top Priorities

April 11, 2011

President Amy Gutmann offers recommendations on improving education.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Advice From Amy Gutmann for Women in the Workplace

April 11, 2011

President Amy Gutmann is interviewed about empowering women in the workplace.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Setting Class Against Class Fails to Solve Our Problems

April 8, 2011

President Amy Gutmann is quoted in a op-ed about concerning state budgets and governmental services.

Article Source: Times of Trenton

‘Women Significant Part of Uprisings’

April 5, 2011

President Amy Gutmann introduces U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for the Global Colloquium of University Presidents held at Penn.

Article Source: Associated Press

Video: On Leadership: Amy Gutmann on Reaching and Teaching the Next Generation

March 29, 2011

President Amy Gutmann discusses leadership styles and education.

Article Source: Washington Post
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Media Contact:Laura Cavender | | 215-746-6411
Media Contact:Vannina Maestracci | | 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 | | 215-898-1422
Media Contact:Patrick Morgan | | 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