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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.
 

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 17, 2013

Mark Allen Named Scientific Director of Penn’s Singh Center for Nanotechnology

Mark G. Allen has been named the inaugural scientific director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology

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

Daniel J. Mindiola Appointed Presidential Term Professor at Penn

Daniel J. Mindiola has been named the fourth Presidential Term Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, effective Aug. 1.  Mindiola will be Presidential Term Professor of Chemistry in the School of Arts and Sciences.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658May 29, 2013

Rakesh Vohra Appointed Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor

Rakesh Vohra has been named the University of Pennsylvania’s 15th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor, effective Aug. 1. The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price.  

Penn's Gutmann in Tokyo to talk to Wharton alums

May 24, 2013

President Amy Gutmann is touting Penn’s work in the world of massive open online courses in a speech to Wharton alumni in Tokyo.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658May 23, 2013

Penn President Amy Gutmann to Speak at Wharton Global Alumni Forum

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann will visit Tokyo to meet with Wharton alumni at its Global Alumni Forum, presenting a keynote address on May 24 at 9:30 a.m. at the Palace Hotel.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658May 20, 2013

Developing Penn Wharton China Center in Beijing; Gutmann Visits Hong Kong

Hong Kong – On the heels of a successful, seven-year fundraising campaign, University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann will visit Hong Kong in May to host a Penn alumni event on May 21 for alumni from throughout Asia.