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50 Years of Social Studies

November 1, 2010

President Amy Gutmann participates in the interdisciplinary “Social Studies and Social Change” panel.

Article Source: Harvard Magazine

At U.S. Colleges, Chinese-Financed Centers Prompt Worries About Academic Freedom

October 17, 2010

Other U.S. colleges have resisted entering into such relationships. Among them, the University of Pennsylvania chose not to apply for a Confucius Institute, partly because it was uncomfortable with the Chinese government's involvement, says G. Cameron Hurst III, a former director of the university's Center for East Asian Studies.

Still Striving to Complete the Work of the Suffragists

October 20, 2010

President Amy Gutmann is cited as being one the few women leading a major university.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Rebecca Bushnell’s Term as Dean of Arts and Sciences at University of Pennsylvania Is Extended

PHILADELPHIA –- University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price announced today that Rebecca Bushnell has agreed to extend her term as dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Penn until June 30, 2013.

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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422October 13, 2010

Penn Honored for Climate Leadership Excellence

 

DENVER –- The University of Pennsylvania received Second Nature’s first Climate Leadership Award for Institutional Excellence yesterday at the 4th Annual American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment Summit here.  

Penn Endowment Rises 13% on Credit, Public Equities

September 24, 2010

Penn’s endowment performance is spotlighted.

Article Source: BusinessWeek

Vice President Biden Hosts Amy Gutmann

September 21, 2010

 President Amy Gutmann discusses Recovery Act funding at the White House.

Article Source: Associated Press

At White House Meeting, Biden Touts Stimulus Spending on University Research

September 21, 2010

President Amy Gutmann meets with Vice President Biden at the White House to discuss Recovery Act funding.

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Media Contact:Laura Cavender | cavender@upenn.edu | 215-746-6411September 21, 2010

Penn President Amy Gutmann Meets With Vice President Biden on Stimulus Funding for Research

WASHINGTON -- University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann attended a meeting at the White House today as an invited guest of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. to discuss research funding related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  Also in attendance were White House science advisor John Holdren and five other university presidents.

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Media Contact:Susan Crane | cranesj@upenn.edu | 215-247-5777 x121September 14, 2010

Dedication Set for Morris Arboretum’s Horticulture Center Complex, a Regional Model of Sustainability

PHILADELPHIA – The Morris Arboretum will host a dedication ceremony for its new $13 million Horticulture Center at Bloomfield Farm, across the street from the Arboretum’s public garden, at 11 a.m., Oct. 5. The Horticulture Center marks the first new building to be built on the property since the founding of the Morris Arboretum in the early 1900s.