Penn Compact

150,000 Students Won’t Find a Place at University Despite A* Grades

August 19, 2010

Incoming freshman Dominic Waltz is profiled.

Managing Millennial Workers

August 24, 2010

President Amy Gutmann discusses the changing career trends of the “millennial generation.”

Article Source: Inc. Magazine
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Media Contact: | | August 25, 2010

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann to Welcome Incoming Freshmen

 

 

WHO:            Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania

 

WHAT:            Move-in for Penn's Class of 2014

 

WHEN:            Sept. 2, 2010, 10:30 a.m.

 

WHERE:            Hill College House

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820August 24, 2010

Penn School of Social Policy & Practice Professor Pens Children’s Book on Environmental Impact

PHILADELPHIA — Femida Handy, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, shows the next generation of young readers how to take steps toward becoming more environmentally friendly with her first children’s book,  “Sandy’s Incredible Shrinking Footprint.”
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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422August 23, 2010

University of Pennsylvania Makes Top 20 in Sierra Club List of ‘America’s 100 Greenest Schools’

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania came in at No. 19 –- up from No. 45 last year -- in the Sierra Club Magazine’s ranking of colleges it believes are doing the most for the planet.

Penn was cited particularly for its Green Fund program, which awards grants to faculty, staff or students for innovative sustainability proposals.  According to the September/October issue of the magazine, “Penn spurs competition to help execute its Climate Action Plan.”

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: | | July 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: | | 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.