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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.

Audio: UPenn’s Green Fund Casts Wide Net for Sustainable Ideas

October 22, 2012

The Green Fund’s sustainable ideas and projects are discussed and spotlighted.

Article Source: Newsworks

Former Playtex CEO Smilow and Son Give to Penn Medicine

October 17, 2012

A gift from Joel and William Smilow to support Penn Medicine’s translational research activities is featured.

Article Source: The Business Journals
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Media Contact:Kim Menard | Kim.Menard@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-6183October 17, 2012

Penn Receives Gift to Name Smilow Center for Translational Research and Enhance Bioinformatics Efforts

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania has received an undisclosed gift from father and son philanthropists Joel and William Smilow to support Penn Medicine’s translational research activities, naming the Smilow Center for Translational Research in the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 16, 2012

Penn Bridges Disparities Through Diversity and Cultural Competence in the Midst of Health-care Reform

Health-care reform and cultural competence in health-care delivery are hot topics.  Research has shown that cultural competence is a key strategy for bridging health and health-care disparities.

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center will host its annual conference on Friday, Oct. 26, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 106 of the Philadelphia Heart Institute, 51 N. 39th St.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 8, 2012

Penn Hosts First Ivy Plus STEM Symposium

This weekend, Penn hosted the first Ivy Plus Symposium and workshops for diverse scholars, a national conference designed to encourage exceptional undergraduate students to pursue advanced training in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, fields. 

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820
Media Contact:Kat Stein | katstein@gse.upenn.edu | 215-898-9642October 5, 2012

Facing Global Educational Issues: Penn GSE Researchers in Austria

Marybeth Gasman and Laura Perna, two researchers from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education are in Austria this week for the Salzburg Global Seminar