Institutional

What Should I Look for on a College Visit?

April 27, 2011

Dean Eric Furda of Admissions offers advice about campus-visit itineraries.

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report
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University of Pennsylvania Receives $15 Million Gift to Enhance Student Life and Learning

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania has received a $15 million gift from an anonymous donor to renovate the historic Arts, Research and Culture House, to create a center for campus life that builds on the cultural diversity of Penn students and offers a rich intellectual and social experience for the entire University community.

Philly’s Science History: More Than the Kite and the Key

April 26, 2011

The University of Pennsylvania is cited as an institution that has “acted as a magnet for innovators.”

Article Source: WHYY “Newsworks”
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcwilliams@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 22, 2011

Penn Recognized in 2011 Green Colleges Guide

PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania has been named one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada in the “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges: 2011 Edition."

A Strike and a Wild Pitch

April 21, 2011

Philliebot, created by the GRASP Laboratory of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, is highlighted for throwing the ceremonial first pitch at the Phillies game.

Article Source: Philly.com

Video: Philliebot’s Big Moment

April 20, 2011

Philliebot, created by the GRASP Laboratory of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, throws the ceremonial first pitch at the Phillies game.

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)

Video: Robot Throws First Pitch At Phillies Game

April 20, 2011

Philliebot, created by the GRASP Laboratory of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, throws the ceremonial first pitch at a Phillies game.

Article Source: Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcwilliams@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 20, 2011

Penn Retains Position Atop the EPA’s College and University Green Power Challenge

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.

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Media Contact:Joe Zucca | zucca@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-573-4643April 15, 2011

Penn Libraries to Launch Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies With $20 Million Gift

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.

Universities Step Up Pitches to Admitted Students as Acceptance Date Nears

April 12, 2011

Dean Eric Furda of Admissions suggests that enrollment decisions are delayed because students have more choices.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times