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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | | 215-898-1422 May 28, 2010

PennMOVES Sale Set for 8 a.m., Saturday, June 5

WHAT:    PennMOVES, now in its third year, is an effort to find a home for items University of Pennsylvania students can’t take with them when they leave campus and to do so in a socially responsible and environmentally friendly way.

Penn Boosts Environmental Safety Regulations

May 25, 2010

Rob Forrest of Environmental Health and Radiation Safety discusses the University’s improved security measures for research and clinical areas where radioactive materials are used.

Article Source: Mainichi (Japan)
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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | | 215-898-1422 May 26, 2010

Penn’s Shoemaker Green Project to Be Test Site for Sustainable Landscape Rating System

PHILADELPHIA –- A University of Pennsylvania project designed to turn a set of aging tennis courts into an urban park called Shoemaker Green has been selected as a pilot for the nation’s first rating system for green landscape design, construction and maintenance.

Penn Finds Friends in China's Education

May 24, 2010

President Amy Gutmann discusses the Wharton School’s mission in conjunction with the economy and Penn’s goals of sustainability.

Article Source: China Daily
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Media Contact:Laura Cavender | | 215-746-6411 May 14, 2010

Penn President Amy Gutmann Receives Benjamin E. Mays Award From A Better Chance

PHILADELPHIA -- Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, accepted the Benjamin E. Mays Award from A Better Chance in New York yesterday in recognition of Penn’s no-loan financial-aid program and commitment to diversity and access and for Gutmann’s scholarship on democratic education.    

Philly's Science Boost

May 13, 2010

In an opinion piece by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Vice Provost Steve Fluharty is quoted about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460April 28, 2010

Four University of Pennsylvania Professors Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

PHILADELPHIA –- Four University of Pennsylvania faculty members have been named Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  They are among 299 new Fellows and Foreign Honorary Members recognized as leaders in sciences, arts and humanities, business and public affairs. 

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | | April 27, 2010

Penn GSE Researcher Explores African-American Family Foundations, Philanthropic-Giving Strategies

PHILADELPHIA — Marybeth Gasman, an associate professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, has completed the first exploratory study into understanding the world of African-American family foundations, which is scheduled for publication in the Journal of Non-Profit Management and Leadership this summer.

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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | | 215-898-1422April 21, 2010

University of Pennsylvania Honored in Newly Published ‘Guide to 286 Green Colleges’

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania has been acknowledged as one of the country’s most environmentally responsible schools, according to the Princeton Review, which partnered with the U.S. Green Building Council to create “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 286 Green Colleges.”

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | | 215-573-6604April 21, 2010

Gene Therapy Cures Canines of Inherited Form of Day Blindness, Penn Veterinary Researchers Say

PHILADELPHIA –- Veterinary ophthalmology researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have used gene therapy to restore retinal cone function and day vision in two canine models of congenital achromatopsia, also called rod monochromacy or total color blindness.