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Penn President Hits the Right Notes at Commencement

May 20, 2014

President Amy Gutmann is spotlighted for her address at Penn’s 258th Commencement.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Minding Research Ethics

May 14, 2014

President Amy Gutmann, chair of President Obama’s bioethics commission, says, “We have gone to great lengths to recommend [ethics] integration rather than regulation.”

Article Source: The Scientist
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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422May 15, 2014

Penn Partners Break Ground on FMC Tower at Cira Centre South

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On May 14, President Amy Gutmann joined city and state officials and project partners from Brandywine Trust and FMC Corp. at the groundbreaking for the new FMC Tower at Cira Centre South, a new gateway to Penn's campus.

On May 14, 2014, with fireworks, a 50-foot banner and a dramatic unveiling in which partner logos were unearthed at the project site at 30th and Walnut Streets, more than 200 dignitaries and guests gathered to mark the groundbreaking of FMC Tower at Cira Centre® South – the final phase in the collaborative redevelopment of U.S.

Using Our Brains

May 14, 2014

President Amy Gutmann offers commentary on a neuroscience research report released by the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, which she chairs.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422 April 30, 2014

Heather Williams Appointed Sixth Presidential Professor at Penn

Heather Andrea Williams has been named the sixth Presidential Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1.  Williams will be Presidential Professor and Professor of Africana Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences.

Penn, ADL Team Up in Holocaust Education Mission

April 22, 2014

President Amy Gutmann is mentioned for addressing a workshop on Holocaust education.

Article Source: Jewish Exponent
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 11, 2014

Penn and ADL Team Up to Provide Holocaust Education Teacher-training Workshop April 17

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On April 17, Penn and the Anti-Defamation League of Philadelphia will present a half-day workshop for teachers of the Holocaust that will incorporate the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s Visual History Archive of interviews with Holocaust survivors and witnesses.

WHO:             University of Pennsylvania

                       Anti-Defamation League

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658March 26, 2014

Pam Grossman Named Dean of the Penn Graduate School of Education

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Pam Grossman has been named dean of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, effective Jan. 1, 2015. The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price.

Pam Grossman has been named dean of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, effective Jan. 1, 2015. The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price. 

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658March 19, 2014

John L. Jackson Jr. Named Dean of the School of Social Policy & Practice at Penn

Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price today announced that John L. Jackson Jr., the Richard Perry University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and Senior Advisor for Diversity in the Office of the Provost, has been named dean of Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658March 17, 2014