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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820March 3, 2014

Penn Ski & Snowboard Team to Close Strong Season at National Championships

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Four members of Penn’s Ski & Snowboard Team are traveling to Lake Placid, N.Y., for the U.S. Collegiate Ski & Snowboard Association’s National Championship March 9-15.

The Sochi Olympic Winter Games may be over, but the competition is just starting to heat up for a distinct group of student athletes at the University of Pennsylvania.

Four members of Penn’s Ski & Snowboard Team are packing up their gear and heading north.

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

A Tale of Two Cities: Penn Student Capitalizes on Semester in Washington

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Through the Penn in Washington Semester program, sophomore Ben Stollman is spending the spring in Washington, D.C., learning from nationally recognized experts and serving as an intern for a senator.

This spring, while his peers at the University of Pennsylvania are back on campus in Philadelphia, sophomore Ben Stollman is spending the semester in Washington, D.C.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422February 27, 2014

Penn Advances Plans for Innovation and Research Park With South Bank Master Plan

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The University of Pennsylvania has released its plans for developing a research park on the 23-acre former DuPont property, located along the Schuylkill River in the Grays Ferry section of Philadelphia. The master plan for Penn’s South Bank envisions a new University asset devoted to advancing research and innovation, and the commercialization of research into new products, services and entrepreneurial ventures.

The University of Pennsylvania has released its plans for developing a research park on the 23-acre former DuPont property, located along the Schuylkill River in the Grays Ferry section of Philadelphia.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 25, 2014

Fels Institute of Government Hosts Final Round of Penn Public Policy Challenge

On March 2, five teams of University of Pennsylvania students with new public policy ideas for Philadelphia will compete in the final round of competition in the Fels Institute of Government’s annual Penn Public Policy Challenge.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820March 10, 2014

Former Penn Athlete Gets People Talking on Tough Topics

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As an undergraduate at Penn, she gained prominence as a part of the first team to bring home the women’s Ivy League basketball championship, but nowadays, as a social worker and staff member at the School of Social Policy & Practice, Jennifer Jones Clinkscales gets people talking about uncomfortable topics.

Jennifer Jones Clinkscales really gets people talking.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422February 24, 2014

After a Decade, Penn Institute of Urban Research Celebrates Partnerships and Progress

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After a decade of work, Penn IUR looks at its evolution, its many partnerships and its accomplishment, and looks forward to what is next for the urban-focused research entity.

With the number of city dwellers expected to double in the next 30 years, bringing the tally to 7 billion city inhabitants worldwide, urbanization poses a wide range of critical issues, including housing, education, food security, energy, crime, economic development, income equality and public health.

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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:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 18, 2014

Penn Lightbulb Café Presents Tukufu Zuberi on ‘The Other African-Americans’

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Dr. Zuberi will discuss the history of African-descent populations in Latin America and why the political center of Africans and the African Diaspora is shifting to Brazil, Colombia and other nations in Latin America.

WHO:            Tukufu Zuberi

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 17, 2014

Penn’s NROTC Trains Tomorrow’s Military Leaders to Be Ethical Ones

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Every morning, U.S. Marine Corps Col. Andrew Wilcox hears the call of reveille in the silent darkness. By 0730, he’s piloting a mandatory class for seniors in the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Pennsylvania.

Early each morning this semester, Marine Corps Col. Andrew Wilcox awakes to the call of reveille in the silent darkness. By 07:30 hours, he’s conducting a mandatory leadership and ethics class for seniors in the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Pennsylvania.