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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422February 4, 2014

Penn Celebrates Completion of $24.5 Million Renovation of Historic Arts, Research and Culture House

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The University of Pennsylvania has completed a $24.5 million renovation of its Arts, Research and Culture House, transforming the historic building into a center for campus life that builds on the cultural diversity of Penn students and offers an intellectual and social experience for the entire University community.

The University of Pennsylvania has completed a $24.5 million renovation of its Arts, Research and Culture House, transforming the historic building into a center for campus life that builds on the cultural diversity of Penn students and offers an intellectual and social experience for the entire University community. 

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658January 9, 2014

Applications to Penn Jump 14 Percent

The University of Pennsylvania has received 35,788 applications for the Class of 2018, a 14 percent increase over the prior year’s applicant pool.

Unexpected Diagnosis: Some Medical Tests May Be Harmful to Your Health

January 8, 2014

President Amy Gutmann, chair of the federal bioethics commission, says “there’s a wide variety of reactions of people to incidental findings. Some people want to know them. Other people don’t.”

Article Source: NBC News

Educators' Boycott of Israel Provokes Backlash

December 28, 2013

President Amy Gutmann is quoted on her public opposition to an academic boycott of Israeli universities.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

The Bioethics Commission on Incidental Findings

December 13, 2013

President Amy Gutmann reports about incidental findings from the U.S. Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.

Article Source: Science

Flood of Medical-research Data Is Seen as Outpacing Ethics of Informing Patients

December 12, 2013

President Amy Gutmann says, “More information is not always better.”

Voices From the CEO Conference

November 24, 2013

President Amy Gutmann is quoted about making higher education more affordable.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Video: Penn President: Increase Need-Based Financial Aid

November 19, 2013

President Amy Gutmann discusses need-based financial aid and loan-forgiveness programs.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Video: Free Online Courses Raise Demand for ‘Real’ College

November 19, 2013

President Amy Gutmann discusses free online courses and the advantages of attending college in person.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal
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Media Contact:Loraine Terrell | lfterrel@sas.upenn.edu | 215-898-5162November 14, 2013

Vagelos Gift Ensures Penn's Leadership in Energy Research

With a gift of $15 million, University of Pennsylvania trustee emeritus P. Roy Vagelos, C’50, Hon’99, and his wife, Diana, parents ’90, are continuing to ensure Penn’s leadership in energy research by endowing two professorships dedicated to this critically important field.