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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 12, 2010

Penn President Amy Gutmann Convenes Panel Examining the State of Public Discourse in America

 

WHO:

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann, a political scientist and philosopher, will moderate the David and Lyn Silfen University Forum panel, whose members include:

  • Jim Leach, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities and former U.S. Congressman
  • Andrea Mitchell, chief foreign affairs correspondent for NBC News and Penn Trustee
  • Three distinguished members of the Penn faculty, Professors Kathleen Hall Jamieson, John DiIulio and John Jackson Jr.

 

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Media Contact: | | April 9, 2010

Penn Dental School Alumnus/World War II Commander Gives $17.3 Million In Largest Ever Gift to Penn Dental

PHILADELPHIA – Dr. Louis Schoenleber, Jr. (C’42, D’43), an alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, World War II Navy Commander and oral surgeon, has left the majority of proceeds from his multi-million-dollar estate to Penn Dental Medicine’s Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The bequest, totaling $17.3 million, is the largest gift in the School’s history and one of the largest gifts ever to a U.S. dental school.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658February 26, 2010

Penn Sets Tuition for 2010-11 Year; Boosts Financial Aid Budget in Tight Economy

 

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania today announced one of its smallest tuition increases in 42 years -– 3.8 percent -– while reaffirming its commitment to its innovative no-loan financial-aid program. Penn will expand its financial-aid budget for the coming year by $15 million, or 11 percent, to $149 million.

In 2009-2010, the number of aided undergraduates jumped by 10 percent, and aid expenditures have grown by 19 percent.

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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422February 2, 2010

Penn Will Switch to Direct Lending for Students Taking Out Federal Loans

 

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania will switch to Direct Lending for graduate and undergraduate students who wish to obtain federal loans for educational costs. The change will take effect with the first summer session for the 2010-11 academic year.

Currently, Penn students or their parents who take out loans rely on private lenders in the Federal Family Education Loan Program.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422January 27, 2010

Penn Hosting 9th Graders From West Philadelphia, Fitzsimons High Schools on Shadowing Day Feb. 2

 

WHAT:

Shadowing Day, a city-wide program for 9th-grade students in the Philadelphia School District, coordinated by the Philadelphia Youth Network. The visiting students will spend the day learning about the host workplace, the kind of jobs the employees are doing and the education and experience needed to get such jobs.

 

WHO:

The staff of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania will host 18 students from Fitzsimons and West Philadelphia High schools.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 15, 2010
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422January 13, 2010

Penn to Hold Two Weeks of Events Honoring the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

 

PHILADELPHIA –- A two-week observance at the University of Pennsylvania of the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. begins with a Day of Service, Monday, Jan. 18, when volunteers will participate in activities that have become staples of this event: community-beautification projects, a food drive benefiting West Philadelphia’s People’s Emergency Center, the assembly of charitable gift packages and commemorative art projects.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460December 1, 2009

University of Pennsylvania Senior Joshua Bennett Wins United Kingdom’s Marshall Scholarship

PHILADELPHIA –- University of Pennsylvania senior Joshua Bennett of Yonkers, New York has won a prestigious United Kingdom Government Marshall Scholarship for graduate studies in the U.K. He is among 35 winners of the prestigious scholarship.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422October 9, 2009

Penn’s 17th Annual Family Day Is Saturday

 

WHAT:

The University of Pennsylvania’s 17th annual Family Day, featuring a tailgate party, football game, special tours of the Penn Museum and ice skating at the Penn Ice Rink. The event is hosted by the Division of Human Resources, in association with Penn Athletics.

WHO:

Faculty and staff are invited to bring their families and friends.

WHEN & Saturday, Oct. 10
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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658September 21, 2009

Penn President Amy Gutmann Honored With 2009 Carnegie Corporation Academic Leadership Award

 

PHILADELPHIA – Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, is one of four higher-education leaders honored with a 2009 Carnegie Corporation Academic Leadership Award.