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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460March 13, 2014

27th Annual Women of Color at Penn Awards Luncheon to be Held March 21

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Women of Color at Penn, WOCAP, will honor three current and one former member of the University community and a Philadelphia community member at the 2014 Women of Color at Penn Awards Luncheon.

WHO:             Women of Color at Penn

                      University of Pennsylvania

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194March 13, 2014

Penn Team Links Africans’ Ability to Digest Milk to Spread of Cattle Raising

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A new study led by University of Pennsylvania researchers — constituting the largest examination ever of lactase persistence in geographically diverse populations of Africans — investigated the genetic origins of this lactose tolerance and offers support to the idea that the ability to digest milk was a powerful selective force in a variety of African populations which raised cattle and consumed the animals’ fresh milk.

Babies are born with the ability to digest lactose, the sugar found in milk, but most humans lose this ability after infancy because of declining levels of the lactose-digesting enzyme lactase.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658March 5, 2014

Penn Announces Plan to Create 50 New Endowed Professorships

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann today announced the newest of the Penn Compact 2020 Presidential Initiatives -- a bold plan to create up to 50 new endowed professorships over the next four years.

Penn Launches Fund-raiser for Tuition Aid

March 2, 2014

President Amy Gutmann is quoted about the new Penn Compact 2020 Presidential Initiative.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Unveils Master Plan for 23 Acres Along Schuylkill River

February 27, 2014

President Amy Gutmann says, “The South Bank of the future will be a dynamic, mixed-use incubator of ideas.”

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151February 27, 2014

Penn’s Morris Arboretum Is a Year-round Oasis

It may be that many people don’t think of the Morris Arboretum when it is cold and snowy outside, but the University of Pennsylvania site offers unique scenic views and seasonal activities aplenty even in the winter.
 

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 18, 2014

Penn’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy Helps Donors With ‘Saving Children’s Lives’

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Nearly seven million children will die from preventable causes before they reach age 5. The Center for High Impact Philanthropy has created a new online information source to show donors how they can make the biggest difference in the lives of others. “Saving Children’s Lives: A Global Public Health Toolkit for Donors” compiles information about existing resources and illustrates how simple things can prevent as many as two-thirds of the world’s child deaths.

Every year, nearly seven million children will die from preventable causes like diarrhea, pneumonia or measles before they reach the age of 5.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151February 18, 2014

John Legend to Speak at Penn’s 258th Commencement

John Legend, a nine-time Grammy Award-winning soul artist, philanthropist and Penn alumnus will deliver the address at the University of Pennsylvania’s Commencement on Monday, May 19, Leslie Laird Kruhly, Vice President and University Secretary announced.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151February 11, 2014

Expanding Horizons Through Arab Music at Penn

After hearing Arab music for the first time at a wedding a couple of years ago, University of Pennsylvania senior Idrees Syed was so enthralled with the sounds that he soon began taking drumming lessons in the Arab Music Ensemble percussion class at Penn.

“The sounds were just mesmerizing,” Syed says.

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Media Contact:Mindy Weinberg | wmin@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-746-1342
Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151February 10, 2014

Penn Libraries Symposium, Exhibition Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Beatles’ U.S. TV Performance

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles television performance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” in 1964 with an exhibit of a variety of printed materials of the group and a two-day symposium about the band’s influence on pop culture and rock music.