Penn Compact

A Museum Show as a TV Contest Prize

August 18, 2010

School of Design alum Abdi Farah wins Bravo’s 'The Next Great Artist,' securing an exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820August 5, 2010

Penn School of Social Policy & Practice Professor Appointed Editor of Nonprofit Sector Academic Journal

PHILADELPHIA — Femida Handy, a professor in the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, has been appointed editor-in-chief of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, the peer-reviewed academic journal of non-profit and philanthropic studies, by the Association for Research on NonProfit Organizations and Voluntary Action, ARNOVA.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 26, 2010

Penn GSE Launches U.S.-China Future Leaders Program

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education-International is partnering with Beijing University and East China Normal University to create the U.S.-China Future Leaders Program to develop close relationships among young leaders and improve mutual understanding and respect.


Twenty students from universities in the U.S. and China are participating in this two-month program.  For one month the students will live in China and for one month they will live in the U.S.

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Media Contact:Joseph J. Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | 215-746-1798 July 28, 2010

Annenberg’s Joseph Turow Testifies to U.S. Senate Commerce Committee

WASHINGTON D.C. Prof.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | July 26, 2010

Making History Campaign Co-Chair Makes $5 Million Gift to Endow University PIK Professorship

PHILADELPHIA -- University of Pennsylvania Trustee Robert M. Levy and Diane v.S. Levy have made a $5 million gift designated for faculty support.  The gift will be used to endow a Penn Integrates Knowledge Professorship, which will be named the Diane v.S. and Robert M. Levy University Professorship.

The announcement was made by Penn President Amy Gutmann.

Elite Group: Audio Outtakes of the U.S. Investment Management Roundtable Discussion

July 23, 2010

Kristin Gilbertson of Investments is cited for the University’s successful endowment.

Article Source: Institutional Investor
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151 July 20, 2010

Penn Is Among Top Medium-Sized Universities Contributing Graduates to Teach For America

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania ranks fourth in medium-sized colleges and universities in the number of 2010 graduates who are joining Teach For America. 

The 43 recent Penn graduates are committing the next two years to teach in underserved urban and rural public schools and will begin teaching in schools across the country in the fall. 

Teach for America recruited the students from all academic majors and backgrounds who demonstrated outstanding achievement, perseverance and leadership. 

Haiti Donation Guide

July 13, 2010

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy’s “Haiti: How Can I Help? Models for Donors Seeking Long-Term Impact” guide is cited.

Article Source: Philanthropy Journal

Health, Jobs, Education: Key Ways to Help Haiti Now

July 14, 2010

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy’s Haiti donation analysis study, “Haiti: How Can I Help? Models for Donors Seeking Long-Term Impact,” is cited.

Article Source: Huffington Post

Video: Ethics of Synthetic Biology, Part 1

July 9, 2010

President Amy Gutmann chairs a Washington, D.C., symposium on synthetic biology.

Article Source: C-SPAN