Penn Compact

AKC Canine Health Foundation-funded Researcher Dr. Cindy Otto Receives AmericanFlag Flown in Afghanistan

March 7, 2012

Cindy Otto of the School of Veterinary Medicine is acknowledged for her commitment to thehealth of working dogs.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820March 7, 2012

Penn GSE Student Works to Empower High School Students

PHILADELPHIA — As in many large cities across the country, high school students in Philadelphia sometimes witness violence as a part of their daily lives.  But, one teacher had the courage to take steps toward making a difference for his students and others.

A student-teacher at University City High School, Andrew Biros, a 24-year-old native of Yardley, Pa., noticed some of his students felt helpless about the criminal activity they see, believing that there is nothing that can be done to stop the violence.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820March 1, 2012

Penn School of Social Policy & Practice Alumni Council Hosts “Bullying Across the Lifespan”

PHILADELPHIA — During the symposium “Bullying Across the Lifespan: Targeting the Bully,” the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice’s Alumni Council will address the issue of bullying in the schoolyard, in the office or of the elderly, in observance of National Social Work Month.  The event will be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursd

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 28, 2012

Penn Student Wins Gates Cambridge Scholarship

PHILADELPHIA – University of Pennsylvania senior Eileen Moison has been awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to spend at least a year at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom pursuing a graduate degree in biochemistry.  Afterwards she plans to continue towards a doctoral degree in biochemistry/molecular biology.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 28, 2012

University of Pennsylvania Announces 2012 Thouron Award Winners

PHILADELPHIA – Seven University of Pennsylvania seniors and a Penn alumna have received Thouron Awards to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom.  

The award winners are:

  • Besan Abu-Joudeh, a statistics and international studies major, is applying to the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London to study for an MSc in Political Economy of Development.

 

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 24, 2012

Feb. 28 Penn Lightbulb Café to Focus on Children Asking for Help in the Classroom

PHILADELPHIA – At the Penn Lightbulb Café on Tuesday, Feb. 28, Jessica McCrory Calarco, a Ph.D. candidate in sociology in Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences, will discuss her research about the correlation between socioeconomic class and children’s seeking help in the classroom. 

The free lecture series takes discussions about the arts, humanities and social sciences out of the classroom for a night on the town.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 22, 2012

Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter to Visit Penn for College Affordability Town Hall Feb. 24

 WHO:              Martha Kanter, Under Secretary of Education

                        Eric Furda, Dean of Admissions, University of Pennsylvania

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 21, 2012

'Thinking With the Past' Lecture at Penn to Address ‘Barack Obama and Burden of Race’

WHO:             Speaker: Thomas Sugrue, professor of history and sociology, University                        of Pennsylvania

Finally, Penn Names W.E.B. Du Bois Honorary Professor

February 17, 2012

Tukufu Zuberi of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on Penn’s naming W.E.B. Du Bois an honorary professor.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151February 17, 2012

The Legacy of Penn's Martin Meyerson

Penn President Martin Meyerson’s impact on campus is still being felt more than 30 years after his presidency.

Meyerson led the University at a time when Penn was going through many major changes, including dealing with a huge budget deficit, making upgrades to the campus grounds and modifying academic programs to complete his goal of creating “One University.”