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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | | 215-898-8658January 26, 2012

Penn Launches Center for the Study of Contemporary China

PHILADELPHIA -- University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann, Provost Vincent Price and Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences Rebecca Bushnell are pleased to announce the launch of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China.  Housed in the School of Arts and Sciences and serving the entire University, the new Center is designed to advance Penn’s leadership in programs, research, and scholarship

Penn Medicine to Launch Innovation Contest to Improve Patient Experiences

January 17, 2012

Judy Schueler of Perelman School of Medicine comments on Penn Medicine’s new “innovation tournament.”

Article Source: MedCity
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658January 18, 2012

Penn Lung Biologists to Receive $2.5 Million to Study Repair and Regeneration

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is one of six institutions to be named part of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Lung Repair and Regeneration Consortium (LRRC). Each of the institutions will receive $2.5 million over five years.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422January 18, 2012

As Newest Green Fund Awardees Are Announced, 2012 Signals Start of Past Project Impact

PHILADELPHIA –- As the University of Pennsylvania awards eight new Green Fund grants for sustainable campus projects, it is beginning to see the impact of several others funded in the past.

 This new round of awardees includes funding for:

• Ozone washing machines at Pottruck Gymnasium.

• A water density system at the Penn Ice Rink.

• A campus chemical inventory and waste management system.

• The start up of a sustainability journal in the Earth and Environmental Science Department.

• An energy audit at New Bolton Center.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460January 17, 2012

Global Think Tank Rankings to Be Released by Penn

WHO:           Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program of the International Relations Program at the University of Pennsylvania

                      Diplomatic Courier Magazine and United Nations University

WHAT:         2011 Global Think Tanks Rankings

What Should Universities Do for Their Cities?

January 12, 2012

President Amy Gutmann and Ira Harkavy of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships offer their perspectives on community engagement.

Article Source: Zócalo Public Square
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422January 9, 2012

Morris Arboretum Publishes Photographic Record ‘Through the Lens of Paul W. Meyer’

PHILADELPHIA –- Celebrating the beauty of its accomplishments, the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania has chronicled its past with the publication of a book of photographs by longtime Arboretum director Paul W. Meyer.

The 96-page book is an assemblage of the best of the thousands of photos Meyer has taken during the past 10 years at the Arboretum, nestled in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia. 

Look for These 3 Law School Trends in 2012

January 2, 2012

The Law School is mentioned for the J.D./M.B.A. program in three years instead of the traditional four years.

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report

10 Questions for the Dean of Admissions of the University of Pennsylvania

January 4, 2012

Dean Eric Furda and Patrick Bredehoft of Admissions are featured about the undergraduate admissions process, especially as it applies to students from India.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Pam Kosty | | (215) 898-4045January 4, 2012

Penn Museum 125th Anniversary Celebration, Launch of Online Collections Database

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology on the Penn campus in Philadelphia dates its official founding to December 6, 1887. On that date, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania resolved to send “an exploring expedition to Babylonia”—with the stipulation that the University would build “suitable accommodations” to house any artifacts that the first expedition team, and others, would bring back.