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Ebola Prompts Precautions at Philly Universities

September 5, 2014

Penn’s student health clinicians are included amongst area universities taking precautionary steps aligned with the guidelines set by the government’s health watchdog.

Article Source: Philadelphia Tribune
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151September 3, 2014

Learning Lessons by Integrating Sustainability in the Classroom at Penn

As an environmental studies major at the University of Pennsylvania, Kinsey Miller already knew about many sustainability issues. 

But, after spending the summer as a researcher in the Penn Green Campus Partnership’s Integrating Sustainability Across the Curriculum program, her interests have expanded further.

ISIS’ Antiquities Sideline

September 2, 2014

Brian Daniels of the Penn Museum co-writes an op-ed on the state of archaeological sites under the control of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

Article Source: New York Times

New Penn Grads Can Receive Up to $150K for Special Engagement Projects

August 28, 2014

President Amy Gutmann says, “These prizes invite students to think creatively, on a large scale, about the meaning of engagement.”

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151August 21, 2014

Penn Student Assists in Developing an Economic Growth Plan in Guatemala

In a very poor but picturesque region of Guatemala, Seth Amos spent the summer working to help a town to develop an economic growth strategy.  

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151August 19, 2014

Penn President Amy Gutmann to Welcome Incoming Freshmen

WHO:            Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, and incoming freshmen

WHAT:          Move-in for Penn's Class of 2018

WHEN:          Aug. 22, 2014, 11am

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658August 18, 2014

Mertz Named Director of Student Sexual Violence Prevention, Education at Penn

Jessica A. Mertz has been named Director of Student Sexual Violence Prevention and Education at the University of Pennsylvania. Valarie Swain-Cade McCoullum, Vice Provost for University Life, made the announcement.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151August 15, 2014

Penn Student May Have Found His Calling While Pursuing Religious Studies

What started out as a summer volunteer project and a journey to Thailand to learn about Buddhism may lead to a career choice for University of Pennsylvania student James An.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151August 14, 2014

Student Campaign at Penn Spotlights Cultural Resource Centers on Campus

Through a student-led video and poster campaign, University of Pennsylvania students are getting the word out about six cultural resource centers available to help classmates achieve success inside and outside the classroom. 

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151August 4, 2014

Senior Michael Steele Helps Integrate Sustainability Into the Classroom at Penn

Michael Steele stayed on the University of Pennsylvania campus this summer pursuing research as one of four students selected to participate in the Penn Green Campu