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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194November 9, 2012

As a New Teacher, Penn Alumna Cindy Nicoletti Pays Forward the Gift of Education

Cindy Nicoletti, a 2011 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, is one of those lucky people who has known since childhood what she wanted to do with her life.

“I always wanted to be a teacher,” she says. “That was my main focus, ever since second grade.”

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658November 8, 2012

Debate at Penn: Have We Lost the Spirit of Compromise in America?

PHILADELPHIA –- Will a hard-fought U.S. election, replete with record spending and ever more divisive rhetoric, really change anything in Washington?

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151November 7, 2012

Penn Student Benefitted From a Helping Hand and Now He Wants to Pay Back

Jeffrey Johnson has been fortunate to receive many educational opportunities, starting in elementary school and through high school and college. Now, he’s working to help give other young children a chance to learn as he did, inside and outside the classroom.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460November 5, 2012

Political and Proud: A Penn Democrat and a Penn Republican

Before Andrew Brown and Laura Brown — no relation — arrived on the University of Pennsylvania campus, they had both heard of Penn’s reputation, correct or not, as liberal.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 2, 2012

Looking at the Big Picture: Penn Researcher Receives Grant to Study Success at Minority-serving Institutions

Panoramic images enable one to see everything in one complete picture, providing a better understanding of the entire setting.

And when looking at the landscape of higher education and student success, the viewer has to be able to see more than just a snapshot of public and private schools.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 2, 2012

Penn Nursing: It’s Personal

As a student at Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School, Stephanie Kelly decided on a career in nursing.  For her, it was not simply a desire to change the world through the science; it was much more personal.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151October 26, 2012

Volleyball Coach Kerry Carr: Learning and Teaching Life Lessons

University of Pennsylvania women’s volleyball coach Kerry Carr can draw from personal experience when she instructs her team on playing the game or when guiding students in handling school or life issues.

As a volleyball star for the College of William and Mary in 1987-90, Carr has traveled a similar road as the women on the Quaker team.

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Media Contact:Sara Stewart | arg@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-898-3617October 24, 2012

Penn's Arthur Ross Gallery Presents '9 Perspectives'

PHILADELPHIA — “9 Perspectives On a Photography Collection” mines the extensive photography holdings in the University of Pennsylvania’s Art Collection of more than 800 prints acquired during the last 100 years and will open at the Arthur Ross Gallery on Nov. 12.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 23, 2012

Penn’s Field Center to Host Symposium on Child-abuse Reporting

PHILADELPHIA --  As a part of the University of Pennsylvania’s “Year of Proof”  theme for 2012-2013, the Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research will host a symposium, entitled “How Well Do Our Laws Protect Children? International Models of Child Protection” on Tuesday, Oct. 30.

It will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Levy Conference Room at the Penn Law School, 3400 Chestnut St.

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Media Contact:Ellen Kornfield | kornfield@philadelphiahospitality.org | October 23, 2012

Philadelphia Hospitality to Honor Penn President Amy Gutmann With 2012 Vision for Philadelphia Award

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Hospitality Inc. a non-profit organization that promotes the region as a world-class business and leisure destination for corporate, cultural, and professional groups, will present its Vision for Philadelphia Award to Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, on Tuesday, October 30, at the Hyatt at the Bellevue.