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Media Contact:Laura Cavender | cavender@upenn.edu | 215-746-6411August 28, 2013

A Message to the Penn Community from President Amy Gutmann

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 274th year of the University of Pennsylvania and to share with you a brief update.

A Matter of Leadership

August 21, 2013

President Amy Gutmann is mentioned for being a committed, executive leader in higher education in Philadelphia.

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Audio: Philadelphia Bioethics Meeting Tackles Implanted Memories and Other Thorny Issues

August 19, 2013

President Amy Gutmann is cited as the chair of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.

Article Source: Newsworks
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151August 14, 2013

Penn President Amy Gutmann to Welcome Incoming Freshmen


 
WHO:            Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, and incoming freshmen
 
WHAT:          Move-in for Penn's Class of 2017
 
WHEN:          Aug. 22, 2013, 12:30-1 p.m.
 

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Media Contact: | | July 31, 2013

Penn President, Other University Leaders Call for Close of Innovation Deficit

Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, joined other university presidents and chancellors in calling on leaders in Washington to close what they call the “innovation deficit.” 

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 26, 2013

Penn Research Helps Make Advance in 'Programmable Matter' Using Nanocrystals

When University of Pennsylvania nanoscientists created beautiful, tiled patterns with flat nanocrystals, they were left with a mystery: why did some sets of crystals arrange themselves in an alternating, herringbone style, even though it wasn’t the simplest pattern?

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 18, 2013

Penn Researchers Help Show New Way to Study and Improve Catalytic Reactions

Catalysts are everywhere. They make chemical reactions that normally occur at extremely high temperatures and pressures possible within factories, cars and the comparatively balmy conditions within the human body. Developing better catalysts, however, is mainly a hit-or-miss process.

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Media Contact:Laura Cavender | cavender@upenn.edu | 215-746-6411July 11, 2013

President Obama Requests Bioethics Commission to Play Early Role in BRAIN Initiative

WASHINGTON -- As part of the new Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies, or BRAIN Initiative, announced in April, President Barack Obama has asked the Presidential Commission f

Shorter Tenure, Higher Turnover Among College Presidents

July 11, 2013

President Amy Gutmann says, “At Penn, we’re blessed with a board that not only cares about the university but shares my vision and goals for the university.”

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Media Contact:Laura Cavender | cavender@upenn.edu | 215-746-6411June 19, 2013

Humanities/Social Sciences Panel Reports; Two From Penn Are Members

At the same time that China and other nations seek to replicate the American model of broad education in the humanities, social sciences and natural science, enrollment in humanities programs in the United States is dropping.