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

Penn Announces Launch of President’s Engagement Prizes

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University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann today announced the launch of the President’s Engagement Prizes, competitively awarded annual prizes for Penn seniors to design and undertake fully funded local, national or global engagement projects during the first year after they graduate.

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann today announced the launch of the President’s Engagement Prizes, competitively awarded annual prizes for Penn seniors to design and undertake fully funded local, national or global engagement projects during the first year after they graduate.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460August 25, 2014

Behind the Scenes of Penn’s 2014 New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation at the University of Pennsylvania is not just about newcomers learning about Penn. It is also about current-student volunteers getting better acquainted with themselves.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820August 22, 2014

Senior Leads Penn Women’s Ice Hockey Club Into the 2014-15 Season

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She's only been on the ice for three years, but senior Alyssa Johncola from Northeast Philadelphia is leading the pack as the president of the women's ice hockey club at Penn.

Alyssa Johncola is an unstoppable force at the University of Pennsylvania.

She’s the president, right winger and former substitute goalie of the women’s ice hockey team, a club made up of both graduate and undergraduate students at Penn.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151August 19, 2014

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 2018

WHEN:          Aug. 22, 2014, 11am

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151August 15, 2014

Penn Student May Have Found His Calling While Pursuing Religious Studies

What started out as a summer volunteer project and a journey to Thailand to learn about Buddhism may lead to a career choice for University of Pennsylvania student James An.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151August 14, 2014

Student Campaign at Penn Spotlights Cultural Resource Centers on Campus

Through a student-led video and poster campaign, University of Pennsylvania students are getting the word out about six cultural resource centers available to help classmates achieve success inside and outside the classroom. 

Ivy Champions Head to Italy

Just a few months after taking the Ivy League trophy, Penn women's basketball will play three games on a 10-day tour in Italy. The trip includes stops in Milan, Lake Como, Switzerland, Venice, Rome and Florence.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820August 6, 2014

PennCap Increases Access, Guides Freshmen Through Undergraduate Years at Penn

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Since mid-July, 100 incoming freshmen at Penn have been getting an academic jumpstart through the College Achievement Program, or PennCap, and its Pre-Freshman Program, which helps the students make a smooth transition to college life.

Since mid-July, a group of 100 students, part of the incoming undergraduate class of 2018 at the University of Pennsylvania, have been getting an academic jumpstart.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820August 6, 2014

Penn Hosts Program for Inner City Businesses

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The Wharton School and the Inner City Capital Connections program hosted approximately 100 leaders of growing urban businesses for a one-day seminar focused on expansion and raising capital.

On July 31, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania hosted the Inner City Capital Connections program, designed to strengthen the capabilities of CEOs of growing inner city businesses in the mid-Atlantic region to raise capital.&

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820August 5, 2014

A Tale of One Family in Penn’s Kings Court English College House

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Living alongside the more than 300 undergraduates in Kings Court English College House are a handful of families who embrace the residents as if they were their own relatives. Among these is Campbell Grey, an Australian native and an associate professor of classical studies in the School of Arts & Sciences, and his family.

One of a series of articles about families living in the University of Pennsylvania’s College House system.