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‘Pennovation’ Along the Schuylkill

March 7, 2014

Vice President Anne Papageorge of Facilities and Real Estate Services talks about the newly announced Pennovation Center.

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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:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658February 28, 2014

Penn Announces Plan to Increase Financial Aid Endowment by $240 Million

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann today unveiled an ambitious new initiative designed to raise an additional $240 million for undergraduate financial aid, bringing to $600 million the total amount of philanthropic support for undergraduate education raised in the past decade.

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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.

Penn Celebrates Completion of $24.5 Million Renovation of Historic Arts, Research and Culture House

February 5, 2014

President Amy Gutmann says, “The completion of the renovated ARCH building marks a new focal point for cultural life on campus.”

Article Source: University City Review