PHILADELPHIA –- Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, has been selected by President Obama to chair the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. As head of the commission, Gutmann, president of Penn since 2004 and a prominent political scientist, will advise the President on a range of bioethical issues.
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PHILADELPHIA –- For the third consecutive year, the University of Pennsylvania is ranked No. 1 for safety among colleges and universities in a survey by Security Magazine.
Media Contact:Jenny Robinson-PennDot | | 610-476-2954November 17, 2009
University of Pennsylvania and PennDOT Team Up for Operation Safe Holiday
WHO: Maureen Rush, Penn Vice President for Public Safety
Tom Messner, Lieutenant, Penn Public Safety
Lou Belmonte, PennDOT Traffic Engineer
George Geisler, Law Enforcement Liaison for the Pennsylvania DUI
Stephen Johnson, Deputy Commissioner, Philadelphia Police
WHAT: Operation Safe Holiday kick-off
WHEN: 1 p.m., Nov. 19, 2009
A groundbreaking at the University of Pennsylvania for its 24-acre, $46 million Penn Park that features pedestrian walks, three athletic fields and a 12-court outdoor tennis facility and will bring 20 percent more open space to the campus.
The park is made up of 14 acres of land Penn purchased from the U.S. Postal Service in 2007 as well as 10 acres the University already owned around South Street.
University of Pennsylvania Moves Forward With 24-Acre Penn Park; Groundbreaking Scheduled for Nov. 6
PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania will officially break ground at 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6, for its 24-acre Penn Park, a $46 million project at the eastern edge of campus that features open space, athletic fields and tennis courts.
The parcel, located south of Walnut Street, with Amtrak rail lines to the east and the SEPTA rail corridor to the west, is 14 acres of land Penn purchased from the U.S. Postal Service in 2007 as well as 10 acres the University already owned below South Street.
PHILADELPHIA –- An international team of environmental scientists led by the University of Pennsylvania has shown that sea-level rise, at least in North Carolina, is accelerating. Researchers found 20th-century sea-level rise to be three times higher than the rate of sea-level rise during the last 500 years. In addition, this jump appears to occur between 1879 and 1915, a time of industrial change that may provide a direct link to human-induced climate change.
The results appear in the current issue of the journal Geology.
PHILADELPHIA –- A film screening, information displays, a bicycle that generates electricity and reverse trick-or-treating on Halloween are among events this week at the University of Pennsylvania in observance of Energy Awareness Week.
PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania has launched a Web site to inform the public of scientific research funding it has received from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the stimulus measure that has delivered the largest increase in basic funding in the history of federally funded scientific research: $21.5 billion.