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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 | | 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 | | 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 | | 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.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | | 215-898-8658October 22, 2013

AAU Elects Penn President Amy Gutmann as Vice Chair

The Association of American Universities has elected University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann as its vice chair for the 2013-2014 term, the AAU announced today during its semi-annual meeting in Washington, D.C. 

Made in Pennsylvania, but a Model for America: As I See It

October 8, 2013

President Amy Gutmann contributes to an op-ed about collaborating with several Pennsylvania universities to help reinvigorate the manufacturing industry.

Article Source: Harrisburg Patriot-News
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460October 7, 2013

African Independence Film Screening to Open Penn Africana Studies Conference

The University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Africana Studies and Center for Africana Studies are co-sponsoring an Oct. 17-18 conference on the future of Africana studies to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the department.

Penn Going All Out for a Small Science

October 3, 2013

The Singh Center for Nanotechnology is spotlighted.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604October 2, 2013

Penn Celebrates Opening of Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology

The University of Pennsylvania will officially open the region’s premier facility for advanced research, education, and innovative public/private partnerships in nanotechnology on October 4.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | | 215-898-8658September 13, 2013

Dr. Sheldon Hackney, 1933-2013

Statement from Penn President Amy Gutmann