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Bioethics Panel Finalizes Advice for Synthetic Biology

November 17, 2010

President Amy Gutmann, chair of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, comments on news-media terminology about synthetic biology.

Article Source: Science

U.S. Could Lose the SciTech Edge to China, Experts Fear

November 1, 2010

President Amy Gutmann says, “The single biggest lever for economic innovation in our society is education.”

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Media Contact:Laura Cavender | | 215-746-6411November 9, 2010

Penn President Amy Gutmann Receives Philadelphia Public Relations Association’s Gold Medal


PHILADELPHIA -- University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann received the 2010 Gold Medal Award from the Philadelphia Public Relations Association at a ceremony here today.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | | 215-573-8151November 3, 2010

Penn Law School Topping Off Ceremony for Golkin Hall

WHO:Michael Fitts, Dean, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Amy Gutmann, President, University of Pennsylvania

WHAT: Final steel beam to be placed on Golkin Hall

WHEN: Nov. 4, 2010 @ 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: University of Pennsylvania Law School3400 Chestnut Street

Penn Law School Dean Michael Fitts will be joined by members of the Law School’s Board of Overseers and Penn President Amy Gutmann to sign the final steel beam on the new Golkin Hall.

Governor Rendell, First Lady Recognize Eight Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania

October 27, 2010

President Amy Gutmann and Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center are among the eight women named Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania.

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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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Media Contact: | | October 15, 2010

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 | | 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.