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Media Contact:Laura Cavender | | February 17, 2012

Penn's Amy Gutmann Reappointed Chair of Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

PHILADELPHIA -- Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, has been re-appointed chair of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues by President Obama.  She has served in the position since first being appointed by Obama in 2009.

Also reappointed to the Commission was James W. Wagner, the vice chair.  Wagner is the president of Emory University.

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Media Contact: | | February 17, 2012

The Legacy of Penn's Martin Meyerson

Penn President Martin Meyerson’s impact on campus is still being felt more than 30 years after his presidency.

Meyerson led the University at a time when Penn was going through many major changes, including dealing with a huge budget deficit, making upgrades to the campus grounds and modifying academic programs to complete his goal of creating “One University.”

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422February 17, 2012

Penn Announces 2012-13 Financial-Aid Budget, Tuition

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania today reaffirmed its commitment to an all-grant, no-loan financial-aid program as its Board of Trustees authorized a $181 million financial-aid budget for 2012-13 while increasing total undergraduate charges by 3.9 percent, the second lowest in 44 years.  

MLK Event Highlight of Black History Month at UPenn

February 15, 2012

President Amy Gutmann and Robert Carter of Penn’s African-American Resource Center comment on Penn’s annual MLK Commemorative Symposium on Social Change.

Article Source: Philadelphia Tribune
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | | 215-573-8151February 13, 2012

PennDesign’s Marion Weiss Named an American Institute of Architecture Fellow

            PHILADELPHIA – Marion Weiss,  professor of architecture in the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, has been selected as a 2012 fellow by the American Institute of Architecture. The Fellowship honors architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession.

No. 6: Raymond G. and Ruth C. Perelman

February 6, 2012

Raymond and Ruth Perelman are highlighted for their significant financial contributions to the University of Pennsylvania.

Article Source: Chronicle of Philanthropy
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422February 6, 2012

RecycleMania 2012 Begins at Penn

PHILADELPHIA –- As part of its Year of Games, the University of Pennsylvania is among the 600-plus colleges and universities across the United States and Canada competing during the next eight weeks in RecycleMania 2012. This competition is designed to see which schools will minimize their waste stream most significantly and achieve the greatest recycling rate.

Audio: ‘Broken Weather’ Affecting Animals and Plants

February 1, 2012

Paul Meyer of the Morris Arboretum is interviewed about early sprouting and blooming due to the unseasonably warm weather.

Article Source: CBS (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Jennifer Oxenford | | 267-496-9664 January 31, 2012

Penn Director of Rare Book and Manuscript Library to Speak at Symposium

PHILADELPHIA – MAGPI, the University of Pennsylvania's Internet2 hub, will host the Advanced Networks and the Arts & Humanities Symposium on Thursday Feb. 2.  David McKnight, Penn‘s director of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, will give a breakout presentation on the Schoenberg Database Manuscripts during the symposium.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | | 215-573-8151January 30, 2012

"Year of Proof" Is Penn Academic Theme for 2012-13

            PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania’s academic theme for 2012-13 will be the “Year of Proof.”

Beginning in September at new student orientation and throughout the year, the University will hold events across disciplines around the theme of “proof.”“Proof is deeply tied to research, and what is more important in an academic institution and intellectual inquiry than research?,” said David Fox, director of  New Student Orientation and Academic Initiatives in the Office of the Provost.