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Penn Unveils Master Plan for 23 Acres Along Schuylkill River

February 27, 2014

President Amy Gutmann says, “The South Bank of the future will be a dynamic, mixed-use incubator of ideas.”

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658February 28, 2014

Penn Announces Plan to Increase Financial Aid Endowment by $240 Million

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann today unveiled an ambitious new initiative designed to raise an additional $240 million for undergraduate financial aid, bringing to $600 million the total amount of philanthropic support for undergraduate education raised in the past decade.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422February 27, 2014

Antonia Villarruel Named Dean of Penn School of Nursing

Antonia Villarruel has been named dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1. The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422February 27, 2014

Penn Advances Plans for Innovation and Research Park With South Bank Master Plan

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The University of Pennsylvania has released its plans for developing a research park on the 23-acre former DuPont property, located along the Schuylkill River in the Grays Ferry section of Philadelphia. The master plan for Penn’s South Bank envisions a new University asset devoted to advancing research and innovation, and the commercialization of research into new products, services and entrepreneurial ventures.

The University of Pennsylvania has released its plans for developing a research park on the 23-acre former DuPont property, located along the Schuylkill River in the Grays Ferry section of Philadelphia.

Rutgers-Camden’s Pritchett to Return to Penn to Teach

February 19, 2014

President Amy Gutmann is quoted about Wendell Pritchett returning to the Law School as a Presidential Term Professor.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658February 19, 2014

Penn Forms New Task Force on Student Psychological Health and Welfare

President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price have formed a new Task Force on Student Psychological Health and Welfare.  The Task Force will examine the challenges confronting students that can affect their psychological health and wellbeing; review and assess the efficacy of Penn resources for helping students manage psychological problems, stress, or situational crises; and make recommendations related to programs, policies, and practices designed to improve the quality and safety of student life.

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Media Contact:Steve Barnes | sbarnes@law.upenn.edu | 215-573-5181February 19, 2014

Wendell Pritchett Named a Presidential Term Professor at Penn

Wendell E. Pritchett, chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden and a former University of Pennsylvania Law School professor, will return to the Penn faculty as a Presidential Term Professor.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151February 18, 2014

John Legend to Speak at Penn’s 258th Commencement

John Legend, a nine-time Grammy Award-winning soul artist, philanthropist and Penn alumnus will deliver the address at the University of Pennsylvania’s Commencement on Monday, May 19, Leslie Laird Kruhly, Vice President and University Secretary announced.

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

February 5, 2014

President Amy Gutmann says, “The completion of the renovated ARCH building marks a new focal point for cultural life on campus.”

Article Source: University City Review
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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | February 6, 2014

A Message to the Penn Community Addressing Student Mental Health Issues

From

Amy Gutmann, President
Vincent Price, Provost
Craig Carnaroli, Executive Vice President