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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 5, 2015

Student Group at Penn Delivers On-site Science to Local Children

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Penn Science Across Ages mixes community engagement and volunteering with increased access to learning for students at schools in West Philadelphia.

University of Pennsylvania senior Steve Scarfone and junior Jeffrey Ng are part of a local community-engagement project that mixes volunteering and increasing access to learning through Penn Science Across Ages.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 5, 2015

Kicking Boards: Penn Engineering Sophomore Excels With Tae Kwon Do

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As a freshman, Jasheel Brown came to the University of Pennsylvania with no official experience in martial arts, but, by the time he graduates, he will earn a black belt.

Jasheel Brown came to the University of Pennsylvania with no experience in Tae Kwon Do, but, by the time he graduates, he will have earned a black belt.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820December 5, 2014

Penn Alexander School/GSE Partnership Celebrates Academic Achievement

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When the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Education Dept. released its ratings this year, it was no surprise that the Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander University of Pennsylvania Partnership School ranked as the top K-8 school.

The University of Pennsylvania is known for its academic excellence.

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

Researchers at Penn Explore Impact of Race, Poverty and Change in America

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“Race, Poverty and Change in America” brings together experts to explore America's pursuit of civil and equal rights in the midst of unemployment, high levels of incarceration, low-quality education and neighborhood blight.

The University of Pennsylvania will host “Race, Poverty and Change in America: The Persistent Dilemmas of Equity and Equality” Dec. 4-5 in the Fitts Auditorium of Penn’s Law School, 3400 Chestnut St.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604November 19, 2014

Penn-developed Method for Selecting Mental Health Treatments Receives $160,000 Award

MQ: Transforming Mental Health, a new United Kingdom-based charitable organization that supports mental health research, announced Wednesday the first major investment of its new flagship research program, PsyIMPACT. A team of University of Pennsylvania researchers is amon

Penn Celebrates Innovation and Pennovation Ground Breaking

November 17, 2014

President Amy Gutmann and the Pennovation Center groundbreaking are featured.

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Penn Center for Innovation Celebrates Launch, Brings Research and Industry Closer Together

Yesterday, University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann helped celebrate 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.  

Video: Thinkfest 2014: Jim Gardner’s Conversation With Amy Gutmann

November 14, 2014

President Amy Gutmann is interviewed about Penn’s investment in innovation and technology.

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 24, 2014

Penn ‘College Day’ Gives Lea Students a Look Into a Promising Future

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Sophomore Ray Clark, a political science major from Washington, D.C., helped to organize "College Day," which welcomed nearly 35 eighth-graders from Lea Elementary School to Penn's campus as honorary college students.

Nearly 35 pre-teens received their acceptance letters to the University of Pennsylvania -- at least for one day.

On Friday, Nov. 21, eighth-graders from the Henry C. Lea Elementary School in West Philadelphia became honorary college students at Penn during College Day 2014.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604November 10, 2014

Penn Center for Innovation Celebrates Launch

WHO:

Amy Gutmann
President, University of Pennsylvania

Michael A. Nutter
Mayor, City of Philadelphia

Dawn Bonnell
Vice Provost for Research

John Swartley
Director, Penn Center for Innovation
Assistant Vice Provost for Research

WHAT:

 Penn Center for Innovation Launch Celebration

WHEN:

Nov. 17, 2014
4 p.m – 6 p.m.

WHERE:

Prince Theater
The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
3680 Walnut St.
Philadelphia

ABOUT:

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, will be formally launched at an event on Monday, November 17.

Gutmann, Nutter, Bonnell and Swartley will discuss how PCI will accelerate the translation of Penn discoveries and ideas into commercial products, businesses, and services, as well as the role the University plays in the local, national and global entrepreneurial ecosystem. 

Top Penn researchers and members of the business and venture capital community will have the opportunity to meet at a reception to follow. 

Attendance is free and open to the public, but email registration is mandatory.