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Media Contact:Sara Stewart | sabrady@upenn.edu | 215-898-3617June 11, 2014

'Shared Vision' Opens at Penn's Arthur Ross Gallery

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"Shared Vision: The Myron and Anne Jaffe Portenar Collection" features 63 works and opens to the public at the Arthur Ross Gallery on Saturday, July 19, 2014.

The Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania presents Shared Vision: The Myron A. and Anne Jaffe Portenar Collection. It opens to the public on Saturday, July 19, 2014.

Penn President Gutmann Remains Bullish on Free Online Course

June 9, 2014

President Amy Gutmann is highlighted for her commitment to the massive open online course experiment.

Article Source: Washington Post
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460June 2, 2014

Practicing What She Teaches, Penn Alum Is Award-winning Film Editor

When the winners of the 2013 Peabody Awards for excellence in broadcasting were announced late last month, Nancy Novack, a University of Pennsylvania alum and a lecturer of fine arts in the School of Design, had cause to celebrate.

A film series she edited, the PBS TV documentary “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates Jr.” won a Peabody.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 2, 2014

University of Pennsylvania Establishes Penn Center for Innovation

President Amy Gutmann today announced the launch of the Penn Center for Innovation, a new initiative that will provide the infrastructure, leadership and resources needed to transfer promising Penn inventions, know-how and related assets into the marketplace for the public good.   

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 27, 2014

Penn Student-run Club Sails into National Championships

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Penn Sailing is cruising full speed ahead toward the national championships, thanks to the team's leadership and its captain, Wharton student Jack Swikart from Rumson, N.J.

It’s smooth sailing ahead for one student-run club at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 20, 2014

Penn Prof Testifies at U.S. Senate Hearing on Minority Serving Institutions

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Marybeth Gasman, the director of Penn's Center for Minority Serving Institutions, testified about the importance of MSIs and the many obstacles they surmount.

Marybeth Gasman from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education testified before the United States Senate Committee

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 19, 2014

New Book from Penn GSE Researcher Explores Racial Literacy in Schools

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Penn GSE's Howard Stevenson has written a new book, "Promoting Racial Literacy in Schools: Differences that Make a Difference," which shows parents, teachers and administrators how to effectively resolve racially charged conflicts through storytelling.

Racism and racial stereotyping still haunt America’s schools and foster academic underachievement, but “racial literacy” may pave the way toward better understanding and stronger, more successful students.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658May 14, 2014

Bioethics Commission Plays Early Role in BRAIN Initiative; Penn’s Gutmann Is Chair

A new report from the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues calls for the integration of ethics across the life of neuroscientific research endeavors.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422May 15, 2014

Penn Partners Break Ground on FMC Tower at Cira Centre South

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On May 14, President Amy Gutmann joined city and state officials and project partners from Brandywine Trust and FMC Corp. at the groundbreaking for the new FMC Tower at Cira Centre South, a new gateway to Penn's campus.

On May 14, 2014, with fireworks, a 50-foot banner and a dramatic unveiling in which partner logos were unearthed at the project site at 30th and Walnut Streets, more than 200 dignitaries and guests gathered to mark the groundbreaking of FMC Tower at Cira Centre® South – the final phase in the collaborative redevelopment of U.S.

Penn and Partners Break Ground at FMC Tower at Cira Centre South

On May 14, 2014, with fireworks, a 50-foot banner and a dramatic unveiling in which partner logos were unearthed at the project site at 30th and Walnut Streets, more than 200 dignitaries and guests gathered to mark the groundbreaking of FMC Tower at Cira Centre® South – the final phase in the collaborative redevelopment of U.S. Postal Service Facilities in Philadelphia by the University of Pennsylvania, Brandywine Realty Trust and FMC Corporation.