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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

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

Video: Amy Gutmann Stresses the Struggle of Getting More Women Into Leadership Roles

January 24, 2014

President Amy Gutmann is interviewed about women in leadership positions.

Article Source: Huffington Post
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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.”