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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422February 2, 2011

Penn Reports Economic Impact of $14 Billion on Pennsylvania, $9.5 Billion on Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania and Penn Medicine contribute $14 billion yearly, or $38 million per day, to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and $9.5 billion, or $26 million per day, to the City of Philadelphia. The 2010 economic and fiscal impact of the university is outlined in a new independent report conducted by Econsult Corp. of Philadelphia.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422 January 28, 2011

Penn’s Climate Action Plan Progress Reported at Global University Leaders Forum

PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania was among a dozen universities from around the world that presented their campus sustainability reports this week at the 2011 World Economic Forum’s Global University Leaders Forum.

Davos Notes: State of the Union Shrugs, Burnout Davos Style, and the Spirit of RFK Hovers Above CNBC Unemployment Debate

January 26, 2011

President Amy Gutmann says “ training prepares people for the jobs of 2011, education prepares people for the jobs of 2021.”

Article Source: Huffington Post

Davos 2011: Seeding the Entrepreneurial Mindset

January 26, 2011

President Amy Gutmann backs increased status and compensation for teachers.

Article Source: Huffington Post

CNBC Debate: Boost Jobs by Education

January 26, 2011

President Amy Gutmann shares her views on foreign students remaining in the U.S. to contribute to the economy.

Article Source: CNBC

Manpower Inc. Points to Education as Solution to Boost Employment

January 25, 2011

President Amy Gutmann is cited for her participation in a debate at the World Economic Forum 2011 Annual Meeting in Davos.

Article Source: PR Newswire

Synthetic Biology Makes Scary Headlines, but Universities Promote It as a Lifesaver

January 16, 2011

President Amy Gutmann comments on a synthetic-biology process that “has the potential for revolutionizing the treatment of a very deadly and prevalent disease.”

Davos Excludes Half the World in Global Agenda as Women Miss 30%

January 23, 2011

President Amy Gutmann comments on how men are in the majority at the Davos international conference.

Article Source: Business Week
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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658January 18, 2011

Penn Undergraduate Applications Increase 17 Percent

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania has reported a 17 percent increase in applications for admission to the class of 2015, according to Eric J. Furda, dean of admissions.  More than 31,600 applications were received, an increase from nearly 27,000 last year.  

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | | 215-573-8151January 11, 2011

Penn Remembers Martin Luther King Jr. With Commemorative Symposium on Social Change


    PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday with the Commemorative Symposium on Social Change from Jan. 17 through Feb. 2.