PHILADELPHIA -- With nearly 50 percent of electrical power purchased from a renewable energy source, the University of Pennsylvania remains the No. 1 individual school in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s College and University Green Power Challenge.
PHILADELPHIA – The Penn Libraries have received a major collection of 280 medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, valued at more than $20 million, from long-time benefactors and Library Board members Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle Schoenberg. To promote the use of this and other manuscript collections at Penn, the Libraries will create the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies.
Dean Eric Furda of Admissions suggests that enrollment decisions are delayed because students have more choices.
PHILADELPHIA -- From an applicant pool 18 percent higher than last year, the University of Pennsylvania has offered admission to 3,880, or 12.3 percent, of 31,659 students who applied for the Class of 2015.
Last year Penn received 26,940 applications and admitted 3,840.
The new admitted group, representing all 50 states, is 51 percent male, 49 percent female and 44 percent Asian, black/African-American, American Indian and Hispanic/Latino. Eleven percent are international students from 82 countries.
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to Speak at Penn for Fifth Global Colloquium of University Presidents
PHILADELPHIA — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will open the fifth annual meeting of the Global Colloquium of University Presidents on Monday, April 4, in a public address at the University of Pennsylvania on empowering women.
The Colloquium, a select group of 29 university presidents from around the world, convened annually to discuss a topic of immediate concern to the secretary-general, will address the challenge of “Empowering Women to Change the World: What the UN and Universities Can Do” on April 4-5.
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PHILADELPHIA – As the first institution to take part in Philadelphia’s Creating Canopy program, the University of Pennsylvania is partnering with the city’s Parks and Recreation Department to distribute to faculty and staff homeowners in the city 300 free trees to plant on their property.
President Amy Gutmann says Denzel Washington “used his tremendous talent as an actor to bring the most significant social and historical issues into the limelight.”