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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | (215) 349 -5658July 26, 2011

Penn Receives $10 Million to Create Center for Orphan Disease Research and Therapy

The Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania announces the launching of a first-of-its-kind interdisciplinary center focused on discovering novel treatments for orphan diseases. The Center will bring together, without institutional walls, all necessary approaches to attacking and treating orphan diseases: establishing dedicated research support facilities, translating findings into therapies, fostering targeted grant awards, and educating physicians and researchers.

Tenure Across Borders

July 22, 2011

President Amy Gutmann discusses the Penn Integrates Knowledge program and interdisciplinary scholarship.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

Nutter Relaunches Home Buying-Assist Program for Working Residents

July 18, 2011

Penn is cited for participating in the Philadelphia Home•Buy•Now initiative.

Raymond Perelman: Behind $225M Gift to Penn Med School

July 11, 2011

Raymond Perelman is featured for his gift to the School of Medicine.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422July 12, 2011

Penn Seen as Most Diverse and Gay-Friendly in Newsweek-Kaplan’s First College Rankings


PHILADELPHIA –- In a new set of collegiate rankings, the first by Newsweek-Kaplan, the University of Pennsylvania was named most diverse and gay-friendliest.

Penn was ranked among the top 25 schools nationally on five other Newsweek-Kaplan lists.

American Soccer Robots Dominate at the World RoboCup 2011

July 11, 2011

Penn partners with a team from Virginia Tech to build a “Dynamic Anthropomorphic Robot with Intelligence.”

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The 12 Best College Financial Aid Policies

July 11, 2011

Penn’s financial aid policy is listed among the best in the country.

Article Source: Washington Post

Penn Park Is an “Oasis” in West Philadelphia

July 11, 2011

Vice President Anne Papageorge of Facilities and Real Estate Services comments on the plans for Penn Park.

Article Source: Plan Philly
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Media Contact:Bethany Hawkins | | 615-320-3203July 7, 2011

Penn’s Exhibit on Artist Wharton Esherick to Receive Honor

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania exhibit "Wharton Esherick and the Birth of the American Modern" has won an award of merit from the American Association for State and Local History. Wharton Esherick and his circle of artistic friends shaped the definition of American modernism. 

Top 10 YouTube Videos Posted by Colleges, and What They Mean

July 5, 2011

Two Penn videos are among the top 10.