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Media Contact:Megan Schmidgal | | 215-898-2539 October 10, 2011

Penn School of Design Receives $2.5 Million for Faculty and Program Support in Fine Arts

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania announced today a $2.5 million gift for faculty and program support in its School of Design from alumni Keith L. Sachs and his wife, Katherine Stein Sachs.  The gift will enable the School to increase the impact of the visual arts across the University and throughout the arts community, as well as encourage collaborative interaction among departments and centers at Penn.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | | 215-898-4820October 7, 2011

Penn GSE Researcher Weighs In on the Dream Act

What if there were 65,000 people in the United States who, despite successfully completing their secondary education, had no hope for the future? There are.

University of Pennsylvania Gets $7.5M From NIH for Alzheimer’s Research

September 9, 2011

John Trojanowski of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the grant for the Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center.

Director John S. Wilson Explains the Purpose of the White House on HBCUs

September 14, 2011

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education shares her perspective on a White House initiative on historically black colleges and universities.

Article Source: Huffington Post

From Parking Lot to Paradise: Penn Park Opens to the Public Tonight

September 15, 2011

The opening of Penn Park is spotlighted.

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Philly Gets Greener With New Penn Park

September 15, 2011

Penn Park is featured.

Article Source: Associated Press

New Park at University of Pennsylvania

September 16, 2011

President Amy Gutmann is quoted about Penn Park, calling it a “beautiful, sustainable, green oasis.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

The Minority Teacher Shortage: Fact or Fable?

September 1, 2011

Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education and the School of Arts and Sciences shares his perspective on the shortage of minority teachers.

Article Source: Education Week
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604September 14, 2011

Penn Research Team Hosts Interactive Exhibit on Climate Change and Urban Space for “Parking Day”

WHO:    University of Pennsylvania faculty, graduate and undergraduate members of Partnerships for International Research and Education Mongolia and School of Arts and Sciences staff

WHAT:    Scientists transform a parking space into an interactive exhibit on Mongolian climate change research

WHEN:    Sept. 16, 2011
                9 a.m to 3 p.m.

Video: Penn Park Brings ‘Green’ to University City

September 13, 2011

Penn Park is highlighted along with President Amy Gutmann and Michael Diorka of Penn Athletics.

Article Source: WCAU-TV (Philadelphia)