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Video: Class of 2011: Notable Commencements

May 27, 2011

Penn's 2011 Commencement speech by Denzel Washington is highlighted.

Article Source: ABC News

Video: UPenn: Denzel Washington Commencement Address

May 30, 2011

The 2011 Commencement address by Denzel Washington is featured.

Article Source: C-SPAN
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 27, 2011

Penn Researchers Help Nanoscale Engineers Choose Self-Assembling Proteins

PHILADELPHIA — Engineering structures on the smallest possible scales — using molecules and individual atoms as building blocks — is both physically and conceptually challenging. An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania has now developed a method of computationally selecting the best of these blocks, drawing inspiration from the similar behavior of proteins in making biological structures.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460
Media Contact:Laura Cavender | cavender@upenn.edu | 202-415-9881May 27, 2011

Penn Announces Partnership With Chinese Academy of Sciences for Center of Excellence in Brain Mapping

BEIJING, CHINA –- In a ceremony today, the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) announced a collaboration agreement with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) to develop a joint Center of Excellence in Brain Mapping for the purpose of collaborative research and education in neuroimaging.

10 Schools With Fewest Cars on Campus

May 24, 2011

Penn is ranked among the 10 universities where the fewest students have cars on campus.

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report

The 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds Revealed

May 24, 2011

Chief Investment Officer Kristin Gilbertson is listed among the 50 leading women in hedge funds in 2011.

Article Source: Opalesque

Universities Expand Research Space at Faster Pace After Years of Slower Growth

May 23, 2011

Penn is cited for being among the institutions that have built the most research space in the most recent period.

Couple Sets Generosity Record, Donating $225 Million

May 17, 2011

The Raymond and Ruth Perelman gift to the School of Medicine is featured.

Article Source: Epoch Times (China)

Johns Hopkins and Texas A&M Were the Least Productive Research Universities, Study Finds

May 22, 2011

Penn is ranked among the most productive research universities.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460
Media Contact:Laura Cavender | cavender@upenn.edu | 202-415-9881May 23, 2011

University of Pennsylvania Announces $7.5 Million Korean Studies Gift

SEOUL, KOREA –- The University of Pennsylvania (Penn) announced today two gifts totaling $7.5 million that will greatly enhance its Korean Studies Program, one of the oldest of its kind in North America.

Alumnus James Joo-Jin Kim (W'59, G'61, GR'63) has given $6 million to strengthen the Korean Studies program, to be renamed the James Joo-Jin Kim Program in Korean Studies.