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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820March 28, 2013

Penn Social Work Student Learns Lessons of Hard Work and Justice for Immigrants

It began at age 5, long before she came to the University of Pennsylvania.

During school breaks, while other students vacationed or went to camp, Jennifer Gutierrez was working.  At first, she worked as an interpreter for her mother who did not speak English. 

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820
Media Contact:Renae Dinerman | renaedin@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-898-3617March 27, 2013

Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery Presents La Tauromaquia: Carnicero, Goya and Picasso

In celebration of the Arthur Ross Gallery’s 30th Anniversary, La Tauromaquia: Carnicero, Goya, and Picasso presents 70 master prints collected by the Arthur Ross Foundation.

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

Penn Students Encourage Lea School Children to Get in the Swim of Things

Philadelphia has the fourth-highest drowning rate among children, and drowning is the leading cause of death among those aged 1-4.  In 2005-2009, African-American children aged 5-14 were three times more likely to drown than whites.

Some students at the University of Pennsylvania are taking aim at those sad statistics by teaching life-saving skills in the pool to youngsters from Penn’s West Philadelphia neighborhood. 

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658 March 21, 2013

Penn Announces 2013-14 Financial-aid Budget, Tuition

The University of Pennsylvania today reaffirmed its commitment to an all-grant, no-loan financial-aid program as its Board of Trustees authorized a $188 million financial-aid budget for 2013-14 while increasing total undergraduate charges by 3.9 percent.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151May 10, 2013

Vice President Biden to Speak at Penn’s 257th Commencement

Joseph R. Biden, Jr., vice president of the United States, will deliver the address at the University of Pennsylvania’s commencement on Monday, May 13, 2013.

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Media Contact:Stephen MacCarthy | smaccar@upenn.edu | 215-898-8722February 28, 2013

Penn Campaign Raises $4.3 Billion, Transforming the University

After seven years of widespread support and alumni participation, the University of Pennsylvania culminated its Making History Campaign, raising $4.3 billion, strengthening Penn’s position among the world’s foremost universities and making major breakthroughs in addressing society’s most complex challenges, Penn President Amy Gutmann announced today.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151
Media Contact:Pam Kosty | pkosty@upenn.edu | 215-898-4045February 26, 2013
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820
Media Contact:Linda Breitstein | lindabre@exchange.upenn.edu | 215-898-1112February 19, 2013
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 12, 2013

Penn Glee Club: Still Singing After 151 Years

With its massive popularity among parents and adolescents alike, the Fox Network’s “Glee” certainly has staying power.  But, its longevity is no match for the University of Pennsylvania’s Glee Club

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Pope Benedict XVI’s Resignation

Dr. Anthea Butler, an associate professor of religious studies and graduate chair in the School of Arts and Sciences, is an advocate for the public understanding of religion.