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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820September 9, 2013

Penn Pipes Revitalizes Scottish, Irish Traditional Music on Campus

One group of University of Pennsylvania students is full of hot air.

 Anyone within earshot of Fisher-Bennett Hall on Monday evenings will hear the unmistakable sounds of Penn Pipes, the University’s first and only band of merry bagpipe enthusiasts.

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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.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820August 6, 2013

Penn Community Gathers School Supplies for West Philadelphia Youngsters

Through Friday, Aug. 16, multiple locations across the University of Pennsylvania campus will serve as drop-off points for the Penn Volunteers in Public Service’s annual back-to-school drive.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820August 2, 2013

Running Math Circles and Marathons, Penn GSE Student Leads the Pack

As a kid, Joshua Taton, genuinely enjoyed studying math in school.

“I loved theory: proving theorems and linking broad ideas together into a logical framework. Math had a certain purity, completeness or even artistic appeal that I found fascinating,” explains the Ph.D. student in the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 30, 2013

Touchdown Quakers: Penn Athletics Launches the Ivy League® Digital Network

You don’t need an app for that.

The University of Pennsylvania’s Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics has partnered with an online video technology company to launch the Ivy League® Digital Network for the 2013-2014 season.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151July 26, 2013

Penn Senior Julio German Arias Crosses Continents to Bridge Cultures

Julio German Arias’ first three years at the University of Pennsylvania have been filled with enriching, life changing experiences, both inside and outside the classroom.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 25, 2013

Penn's Project for Civic Engagement to Host Forums on Shore Storm Recovery

The University of Pennsylvania Project for Civic Engagement and WHYY/NewsWorks will host a series of community forums along the New Jersey shore to gather citizen input that can be used to inform decision-makers about what individuals, communities and governments can do to limit the harm done by the next storm.

Ready for Next Time? Rethinking the Shore After Sandy” invites citizens who live, vacation or make a living at the Jersey shore to participate in this public discussion featuring moderators who will guide the dialogue.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 22, 2013

Social Policy Student at Penn Archives LGBT Center’s History

A student at the University of Pennsylvania wants to make sure future generations understand historic struggles for equality, so that similar mistakes don’t happen again.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 5, 2013

Penn Researcher Works to Study Gun Violence

It’s a public-health crisis. Nearly 30,000 firearm-related homicides and suicides occur each year. 

Yet, the Centers for Disease Control and other researchers have been restrained by congressional action from using funds to examine firearm-related deaths or injuries, since 1997.