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Media Contact:Laura Cavender | cavender@upenn.edu | 215-746-6411April 20, 2012

Penn President Amy Gutmann to Receive Honorary Degree From Columbia

PHILADELPHIA – Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree from Columbia University at Columbia’s 258th commencement exercises on May 16 in New York City.

Toni Morrison Honored at Penn

April 19, 2012

The Trustees’ Council of Penn Women is highlighted for honoring author Toni Morrison with the Beacon Award.

Article Source: The Philadelphia Tribune
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 19, 2012

Penn Welcomes Middle Schoolers for College Day 2012


More than 100 middle schoolers have already gotten their acceptance letters to Penn.  At least for one day.

On Friday, April 20, 102 seventh- and eighth graders from Shaw Middle, Leslie P. Hill and Lea Elementary schools will become honorary college students at Penn during College Day 2012.

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Media Contact:Jon Wallace | jonwal@gse.upenn.edu | 215-573-5968 April 18, 2012

Texas Higher Education Must Confront Hard Choices, Penn GSE Study Finds

PHILADELPHIA — Texas will be forced to put the state’s economic growth at stake by closing the doors to college opportunity for thousands of young people, many of them Latino, unless leaders prioritize their goals for higher education and develop a plan to pay for them, according to a new report released by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Higher Education Research.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 18, 2012

Penn to Offer Online Classes via Coursera

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania will join Princeton University, the University of Michigan, the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University in partnering with Coursera, an online education platform, to make Web-based courses available free and to improve teaching on campuses. 

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 17, 2012

Penn Research Shows That Mormons Are Generous and Active in Helping Others

PHILADELPHIA -- When it comes to being generous with time and money, Americans who are not Mormons can learn from Americans who are.

A new study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis explores Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints culture and explains LDS members’ volunteering and charitable giving-habits.

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Media Contact: | | April 17, 2012

‘Hollywood’s Copyright Wars: From Edison to the Internet’

If the Brothers Grimm tale about “the fairest one of all” had remained outside of the public domain, the Disney version of Snow White may never have lived happily ever after.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658April 17, 2012

Dorothy Roberts Appointed Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor

PHILADELPHIA -- Dorothy Roberts has been named the University of Pennsylvania’s 14th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor, effective July 1. The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price.  

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 16, 2012

Penn Nourish International to Engage With Nicaragua on Sustainable Health Resource Project

Penn Nourish International and the Wake Forest chapter of Nourish have teamed up to conduct a service project at a Nicaraguan health clinic this summer.

Nourish International members from each school will volunteer in the tiny community of William Galeano on the outskirts of Managua.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 13, 2012

Three University of Pennsylvania Professors Receive 2012 Guggenheim Fellowships

PHILADELPHIA – Jamal J.