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Penn Receives $10 Million to Create Center for Orphan Disease Research and Therapy

July 26, 2011

The Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine receives $10 million to research and provide therapy for orphan diseases.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422July 27, 2011

Penn’s UNI Youth Hosting 13th ’Rooted in Community’ Conference With Focus on Food Justice

 

WHAT:       The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative, a program of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania, will host the 13th annual "Rooted in Community" national food and justice conference this week in Philadelphia.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | (215) 349 -5658July 26, 2011

Penn Receives $10 Million to Create Center for Orphan Disease Research and Therapy

The Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania announces the launching of a first-of-its-kind interdisciplinary center focused on discovering novel treatments for orphan diseases. The Center will bring together, without institutional walls, all necessary approaches to attacking and treating orphan diseases: establishing dedicated research support facilities, translating findings into therapies, fostering targeted grant awards, and educating physicians and researchers.

Tenure Across Borders

July 22, 2011

President Amy Gutmann discusses the Penn Integrates Knowledge program and interdisciplinary scholarship.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

Nutter Relaunches Home Buying-Assist Program for Working Residents

July 18, 2011

Penn is cited for participating in the Philadelphia Home•Buy•Now initiative.

Raymond Perelman: Behind $225M Gift to Penn Med School

July 11, 2011

Raymond Perelman is featured for his gift to the School of Medicine.

Article Source: Metro.com
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422July 12, 2011

Penn Seen as Most Diverse and Gay-Friendly in Newsweek-Kaplan’s First College Rankings

 

PHILADELPHIA –- In a new set of collegiate rankings, the first by Newsweek-Kaplan, the University of Pennsylvania was named most diverse and gay-friendliest.

Penn was ranked among the top 25 schools nationally on five other Newsweek-Kaplan lists.

American Soccer Robots Dominate at the World RoboCup 2011

July 11, 2011

Penn partners with a team from Virginia Tech to build a “Dynamic Anthropomorphic Robot with Intelligence.”

Article Source: POPSCI.com

The 12 Best College Financial Aid Policies

July 11, 2011

Penn’s financial aid policy is listed among the best in the country.

Article Source: Washington Post

Penn Park Is an “Oasis” in West Philadelphia

July 11, 2011

Vice President Anne Papageorge of Facilities and Real Estate Services comments on the plans for Penn Park.

Article Source: Plan Philly