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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.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658November 11, 2013

A Message to the Penn Community From President Amy Gutmann Regarding Typhoon Haiyan

As news emerges of the devastation in the Philippines caused by Typhoon Haiyan, our hearts and thoughts are with all of those who have been impacted by this terrible tragedy.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658November 7, 2013

Penn to Build Its First-Ever New College House

The University of Pennsylvania today announced it will break ground tomorrow on its first-ever residential building specifically designed as a college house, Penn’s residential system that brings together undergraduates, faculty, staff and graduate students to form shared communities within the larger context of Penn's vibrant campus.