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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460
Media Contact:Laura Cavender | cavender@upenn.edu | 202-415-9881May 23, 2011

University of Pennsylvania Announces $7.5 Million Korean Studies Gift

SEOUL, KOREA –- The University of Pennsylvania (Penn) announced today two gifts totaling $7.5 million that will greatly enhance its Korean Studies Program, one of the oldest of its kind in North America.

Alumnus James Joo-Jin Kim (W'59, G'61, GR'63) has given $6 million to strengthen the Korean Studies program, to be renamed the James Joo-Jin Kim Program in Korean Studies.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460
Media Contact:Laura Cavender | cavender@upenn.edu | 202-415-9881May 23, 2011

University of Pennsylvania Announces MOU With Seoul National University

SEOUL, KOREA –- In a ceremony today at Seoul National University (SNU), the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) and SNU announced an agreement recognizing shared academic interests between the two universities. The memorandum of understanding builds on school and program partnerships already in place, and will allow the universities to explore further collaborative research projects and other academic activities.

Penn President on Perelman Donation: Best Gift Ever

May 19, 2011

President Amy Gutmann is interviewed about the $225 million gift from Raymond and Ruth Perelman.

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Media Contact:Phyllis Holtzman | holtzman@upenn.edu | 215-898-8721May 11, 2011

Raymond and Ruth Perelman Donate $225 Million to the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine

LARGEST SINGLE NAMING GIFT TO A SCHOOL OF MEDICINE IN U.S. HISTORY

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 9, 2011

Joan Hendricks Is Reappointed Dean of the Penn School of Veterinary Medicine

PHILADELPHIA -- Joan Hendricks has been appointed to a second term as dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658April 29, 2011

NIH Director Francis Collins to Join Penn Celebration Dedicating Translational Research Center

PHILADELPHIA – National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, will join Penn scientists and physicians in celebrating the opening of the new Translational Research Center (TRC) Tuesday. The TRC is the first medical research building on the Penn campus - and one of the first anywhere - to be physically integrated into facilities for patient care, namely the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine and the Roberts Proton Therapy Center. Dr.

Social Circuit: Speaking Up

April 27, 2011

President Amy Gutmann, Dean Richard Gelles of the School of Social Policy and Practice and Ira Harkavy of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships are honored by the Center for Child Advocates.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 26, 2011

Penn Forum to Examine How Women’s Health Is Impacted by Urban Environment


 PHILADELPHIA –- Leaders in health care, urban planning and public health will meet for the first time May 5 in New York to discuss ways to improve practice and policy to address unique health challenges of women in cities.

“Healthy Cities: Healthy Women” will be a forum on the health of women, the health impact of living in an urban environment and the practice of public health.  It is a project of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, the Penn Alumni Relations office and the Trustees’ Council of Penn Women.

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Penn Professor Kaja Silverman Receives Mellon Foundation Distinguished Achievement Award

PHILADELPHIA – University of Pennsylvania professor Kaja Silverman has received the Andrew W. Mellon, Foundation Distinguished Achievement Award in recognition of her exemplary contributions to humanistic scholarship.  Silverman, who is the Katherine Stein Sachs CW’69 and Keith L. Sachs W’67 Professor of Art History, will receive a $1.5 million dollar award to be used over approximately six years in support of her scholarly pursuits as a visual theorist.

Stars of David

April 21, 2011

President Amy Gutmann is cited for receiving the Judge Lois Forer Child Advocacy Award from Philadelphia’s Support Center for Child Advocates.

Article Source: Jewish Exponent