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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 5, 2010

Tree Planting on College Green Celebrates Penn’s Tree Campus USA Designation From Arbor Day Foundation


WHAT: University of Pennsylvania students and community volunteers will plant 45 trees on campus to celebrate the University’s earning the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus USA designation. The trees will be planted on College Green.

Since the Tree Campus USA program began in 2008, when 29 colleges and universities earned this honor, participation has more than doubled. To celebrate this success, tree-planting events are being held on five college campuses, including Penn’s.

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Media Contact: | | March 31, 2010

Penn’s Green Events Continuing Throughout April Because a 24-Hour Earth Day Just Isn’t Enough

PHILADELPHIA –- While the nation will celebrate Earth Day on April 22, the Green Campus Partnership at the University of Pennsylvania offers a slate of green events throughout the month because a single day just isn’t enough.

Among April’s major announcements will be the results of the 10-week RecycleMania contest, and GreenFund grant winners will be announced.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460March 19, 2010

Penn Students Hold Fundraiser for Chile Earthquake Victims

WHO: Fundraiser to help Chilean earthquake relief efforts

WHAT: Chilean buffet and “La Nana (The Maid)” film screening

WHERE: Hall of Flags, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce St.

WHEN: Friday, March 19

Empanadas, sandwiches, pastries and soft drinks will be sold from 7- 7:45 p.m.
The Chilean film, “La Nana (The Maid)” will be screened at 8 p.m. A donation of $5 for students and $10 for the general public is requested.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422March 15, 2010

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in True Green Fashion With RecycleMania Seminar: “Innovation in Recycling”



In support of RecycleMania efforts at the University of Pennsylvania, Penn’s Wharton School will host a panel discussion, “Innovation in Recycling,” with representatives from area companies providing an inside look at the ways in which businesses are reducing waste and developing a new green economy.



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Media Contact: | | March 10, 2010

University of Pennsylvania Announces Expansion of Partnership With Peking University

BEIJING -- In a ceremony today on Peking University's campus, the University of Pennsylvania and Peking University announced an agreement recognizing shared academic interests between the two universities. The memorandum of understanding builds on several existing partnerships between the two universities, namely between the Wharton and Guanghua schools of business.

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Media Contact:Laura Cavender | cavender@upenn.edu | 202-415-9881March 9, 2010

University of Pennsylvania to Expand Academic, Research Collaborations With Tsinghua University

BEIJING -- The University of Pennsylvania and Tsinghua University today announced agreements to build upon research and academic collaborations between the two schools. In particular, the universities signed agreements reaffirming their commitment to environmental sustainability, through the work of the Penn-Tsinghua T.C. Chan Center for Building Simulation and Energy Studies, founded in 2006.

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Media Contact:Joy McIntyre | joymc@nursing.upenn.edu | 215-898-5074
Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 24, 2010

Penn Nursing Hosts "Cities and Women’s Health: Global Perspectives" to Tackle Modern Urban Health Issues


PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, with the International Congress of Women’s Health Issues, will host ”Cities and Women’s Health: Global Perspectives,” Wednesday, April 7, through Saturday, April 10, on Penn’s campus.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 17, 2010

Penn’s Center for the Advanced Study of India Receives $2 Million Grant From the Government of India

PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania today announced a $2 million grant from the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs of the Government of India to support Penn’s Center for the Advanced Study of India, which will conduct research on international migration from India.

This is the first time that MOIA has ever awarded an empirical research grant of this magnitude to an academic institution outside India.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 12, 2010

Two University of Pennsylvania Seniors and a Penn Alumna Win Gates Cambridge Scholarships

PHILADELPHIA –- A pair of University of Pennsylvania seniors and a Penn alumna are among 29 Gates Cambridge Scholarship winners from the United States. They will begin their graduate studies at the University of Cambridge in England in October. They bring the number of Penn winners to 20.

The scholarship winners selected are:

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 12, 2010

University of Pennsylvania Joins Consortium to Speed Access to Affordable Medicines in the Developing World

PHILADELPHIA -- A consortium of leading research universities, including the University of Pennsylvania, and organizations along with the Association of University Technology Managers has announced its endorsement of a far-reaching “Statement of Principles and Strategies for the Equitable Dissemination of Medical Technologies” in the developing world.