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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151September 1, 2015

Penn English Professor Awarded Janus Pannonius Prize for Poetry

Charles Bernstein, a University of Pennsylvania English professor, is the recipient of the 2015 Janus Pannonius Grand Prize for Poetry, along with Guiseppe Conte of Italy.

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Media Contact:Leo Charney | lcharney@upenn.edu | August 20, 2015

Stanton Wortham Appointed Faculty Director of the Penn Online Learning Initiative

 

Stanton Wortham has been named faculty director of the Online Learning Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania, effective Sept. 1. He is the Judy and Howard Berkowitz Professor in Penn’s Graduate School of Education.

The announcement was made by Provost Vincent Price and Beth Winkelstein, vice provost for education.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151August 11, 2015

Penn President Amy Gutmann to Welcome Incoming Freshmen

 

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Penn President Amy Gutmann to Welcome Incoming Freshmen

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Media Contact:Melissa Marshall | memar@design.upenn.edu | 215-746-8323August 3, 2015

PennPraxis Awarded a Grant to Develop Preservation Plan for The George Nakashima House

PennPraxis has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Getty Foundation to develop a conservation management plan for The George Nakashima House and Studio in New Hope, Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Melissa Marshall | memar@design.upenn.edu | 215-746-8323August 3, 2015

PennDesign Team announced as the 1st Prize Winner for Vertical Cities International Design Competition

Over the course of the summer, six PennDesign students developed two alternate proposals as submittals for the Vertical Cities Asia International Design Competition, an event organized by the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the World Future Foundation.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151August 3, 2015

Studying Abroad Enriches Miranda Lupion’s Penn Experience

Miranda Lupion’s interest in Russian language, history and culture began at a young age and has deepened during her time as a student at the University of Pennsylvania.

Her elementary school offered basic Russian language instruction teaching the alphabet and singing songs, and she began listening to stories in Russian in the fourth grade.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658July 31, 2015

Penn Announces New Testing Requirements for Applicants

Beginning with the 2015-2016 admissions cycle, the University of Pennsylvania will require all freshman applicants to submit the results of either the SAT or the ACT college entrance exams. In addition, Penn will recommend that each student submit the results of two SAT Subject Tests. 

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151July 24, 2015

Recent Penn Alum Finds His Calling to Help Others

What began as preparations for a class service trip to China has turned into a possible career path for Nikhil Rajapuram, a May graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151July 14, 2015

Penn Rising Senior Mary Sun Takes On Life’s Challenges in Stride

Dealing with the difficulties of family illnesses and financial problems inspired Mary Sun to study medicine and business at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151June 23, 2015

Serendipitous Path Opens Doors to an Education at Penn

Jason Morgan held a variety of jobs through his 30s, but it was a job lay-off during the economic downturn that led him to the University of Pennsylvania

In 2009, Morgan lost his job as a wedding photographer but soon found a job as a clerk at a restaurant on the Penn campus.