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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.

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Media Contact:Laura Cavender | cavender@upenn.edu | 202-415-9881March 9, 2010

University of Pennsylvania to Expand Academic, Research Collaborations With Tsinghua University

BEIJING -- The University of Pennsylvania and Tsinghua University today announced agreements to build upon research and academic collaborations between the two schools. In particular, the universities signed agreements reaffirming their commitment to environmental sustainability, through the work of the Penn-Tsinghua T.C. Chan Center for Building Simulation and Energy Studies, founded in 2006.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151February 22, 2010

Jon M. Huntsman Jr., U.S. Ambassador to China, to Speak at Penn’s 254th Commencement

PHILADELPHIA –- The Honorable Jon M. Huntsman Jr., U.S. ambassador to China, will deliver the address at the University of Pennsylvania’s 254th commencement on Monday, May 17.

Huntsman’s long public-service career includes being elected to two terms as governor of Utah. He was formerly deputy assistant secretary of commerce for Asia, ambassador to Singapore and deputy U.S. trade representative and is a founding director of the Pacific Council on International Policy.

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Media Contact: | | December 16, 2009

Statement from President Amy Gutmann and Board Chair David Cohen on the Death of Christopher H. Browne.

It is with great sorrow that we inform you of the death Sunday of Charter Trustee and SAS Board Chair Emeritus Christopher H. Browne (C'69).

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Media Contact: | | December 16, 2009

Economic Update from President Gutmann

Dear Members of our University Community:

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658November 25, 2009

Gutmann Named to Chair Obama’s Bioethics Commission

PHILADELPHIA –- Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, has been selected by President Obama to chair the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. As head of the commission, Gutmann, president of Penn since 2004 and a prominent political scientist, will advise the President on a range of bioethical issues.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422
Media Contact:Meghan Laska | mlaska@wharton.upenn.edu | 215-573-0757March 27, 2008

Penn Launches New Global Business/Environmental Initiative With April 14-16 Conference

 

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania has joined forces with leaders from U.S. businesses, government and non-governmental organizations to launch a new initiative on business and the environment.

The Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership, led by Penn’s Wharton School, will address the environmental issues facing businesses today from academic and policy-oriented perspectives. This cross-disciplinary endeavor also includes faculty from Penn’s schools of Arts and Sciences, Design, Engineering and Applied Science, Law and Medicine.