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10 Universities Producing the Most Interns

March 1, 2011

Penn is cited for having a high percentage of students graduating with internship experience.

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report

How Unions Helped Bring Economic Justice to Black Workers

February 25, 2011

Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on how beneficial labor unions were to black workers.

Article Source: AlterNet
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Media Contact: | | February 17, 2011

Penn’s 2011-12 Financial Aid Budget at Its Highest; Undergrad Tuition Hike Second Lowest in 43 Years

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania today announced its second-smallest tuition increase in 43 years -– 3.9 percent -– while reaffirming its commitment to its no-loan financial-aid program. Penn will expand its financial-aid budget for the coming year by $10.7 million, or 7.7 percent, to $161 million.

Increasing access for undergraduate students is one of President Amy Gutmann’s top priorities; the University has increased its financial-aid budget by 104 percent since she became president in 2004.

PhillyInc: Wharton Small Business Development Center’s Advice? Be Clever

February 14, 2011

The Wharton Small Business Development Center is featured.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | | 215-898-4820February 14, 2011

Penn Social Policy & Practice and Law Faculty to Present Domestic Violence Research to Legislators

PHILADELPHIA — Susan B. Sorenson of the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania will present research about gun policy and domestic violence to state legislators in the “Pennsylvania State Briefing: Domestic Violence,” sponsored by Women in Government on Feb.  15, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.

The event will be hosted by Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione and representatives Chelsea Wagner,  Kate Harper, Lynda Schlegel-Culver, Margo Davidson and Rosemary Brown.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | | 215-898-4820February 3, 2011

Penn GSE Researcher Awarded $1.5 Million to Study “Models of Success” at Minority-Serving Institutions

PHILADELPHIA — Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded a three-year, $1.5 million grant from the Lumina Foundation for Education, USA Funds and the Kresge Foundation.  

Consisting of $500,000 from each of the funding agencies, the grant will be used to study “models of success” that help students finish their degrees at minority-serving institutions, including historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions and Native American tribal colleges.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460February 2, 2011

Novelist Susan Cheever to Visit Penn as 2011 Kelly Writers House Fellow Feb. 14-15

PHILADELPHIA – Novelist and non-fiction writer Susan Cheever is the first of three acclaimed writers slated to visit the University of Pennsylvania as Spring 2011 Fellows at Kelly Writers House.  Cheever will be on campus Feb. 14-15.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658 February 15, 2011

First International Collaboration on the Genetics of Alzheimer's Disease Is Launched

The launch of the International Genomics of Alzheimer’s Project (IGAP) – a collaboration formed to discover and map the genes that contribute to Alzheimer’s disease – was announced Feb. 1 by a multi-national group of researchers. The collaborative effort, spanning universities from both Europe and the United States, will combine the knowledge, staff and resources of four consortia that conduct research on Alzheimer’s disease genetics.

The four groups are:

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Media Contact:Aaron Olson | | 215-746-6490January 31, 2011

2011 Thouron Awardees Are Selected

CURF is proud to announce a Penn record-tying 7 Thouron Award winners!

Grace Ambrose will graduate in 2011 from the College of Arts & Sciences with a BA in the History of Art, as well as a minor in Creative Writing. She has worked at the Whitney Museum in New York and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, and plans to study Curation while in the UK.

Antibiotic Artisan

January 26, 2011

William DeGrado of the School of Arts and Sciences is featured for his goal of creating a new generation of antibiotic drugs.

Article Source: Forbes