Institutional

Penn Expands Homeownership Incentive Program for Its Workers

September 15, 2014

Penn is featured for expanding the homeownership incentive program.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151September 11, 2014

Penn Student Seeks Adventure Through Study Abroad

For University of Pennsylvania senior Olivia Route, some of the most exciting and enriching experiences she’s had as a student have happened while studying abroad.

Colleges Are Inventing New Ways to Attract Recent Graduates to Donate

September 8, 2014

Colin Hennessy of the Penn Fund says, “If we can do things to develop that relationship with our youngest alumni, we are going to see great returns in that long game.”

Article Source: Chronicle of Philanthropy

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.