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Media Contact:Ron Ozio at ozio@upenn.edu | | May 18, 2010

Penn Announces Gift to World Scholars Program From Sir Evelyn and Lady de Rothschild

PHILADELPHIA -- The Penn World Scholars program at the University of Pennsylvania has received a $1 million gift from Sir Evelyn and Lynn Forester de Rothschild to support a Penn World Scholar from a British Commonwealth country.

“This gift ensures that Penn continues to make a difference, by offering the very best education to all students with the potential to change the world,” Penn President Amy Gutmann said.  “I am so grateful to Sir Evelyn and Lady de Rothschild for their visionary philanthropy.”  

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Media Contact:Laura Cavender | cavender@upenn.edu | 215-746-6411 May 14, 2010

Penn President Amy Gutmann Receives Benjamin E. Mays Award From A Better Chance

PHILADELPHIA -- Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, accepted the Benjamin E. Mays Award from A Better Chance in New York yesterday in recognition of Penn’s no-loan financial-aid program and commitment to diversity and access and for Gutmann’s scholarship on democratic education.    

Audio: Thinking Globally in Tough Economic Times

May 5, 2010

President Amy Gutmann says “colleges can find ways to engage internationally even as the economic downturn forces them to tighten the purse strings.”

UPenn President to Advise Obama

May 3, 2010

President Amy Gutmann discusses her role as President Obama’s bioethics-commission chair.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Penn President Amy Gutmann on Why Apps Are Up

April 21, 2010

President Amy Gutmann discusses an increase in applications to Penn and the other Ivy League universities.

Article Source: Washington Post
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 12, 2010

Penn President Amy Gutmann Convenes Panel Examining the State of Public Discourse in America

 

WHO:

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann, a political scientist and philosopher, will moderate the David and Lyn Silfen University Forum panel, whose members include:

  • Jim Leach, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities and former U.S. Congressman
  • Andrea Mitchell, chief foreign affairs correspondent for NBC News and Penn Trustee
  • Three distinguished members of the Penn faculty, Professors Kathleen Hall Jamieson, John DiIulio and John Jackson Jr.

 

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Media Contact: | | April 9, 2010

Penn Dental School Alumnus/World War II Commander Gives $17.3 Million In Largest Ever Gift to Penn Dental

PHILADELPHIA – Dr. Louis Schoenleber, Jr. (C’42, D’43), an alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, World War II Navy Commander and oral surgeon, has left the majority of proceeds from his multi-million-dollar estate to Penn Dental Medicine’s Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The bequest, totaling $17.3 million, is the largest gift in the School’s history and one of the largest gifts ever to a U.S. dental school.

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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 6, 2010

Penn President Amy Gutmann to Introduce HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at April 7 Community Schools Forum

 

WHO: U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, keynote speaker at the 2010 national forum of the Coalition of Community schools, will be introduced by University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann. Also making remarks will be Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah and Pennsylvania Education Superintendent Gerald Zahorchak.

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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 1, 2010
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Media Contact: | | March 10, 2010

University of Pennsylvania Announces Expansion of Partnership With Peking University

BEIJING -- In a ceremony today on Peking University's campus, the University of Pennsylvania and Peking University announced an agreement recognizing shared academic interests between the two universities. The memorandum of understanding builds on several existing partnerships between the two universities, namely between the Wharton and Guanghua schools of business.