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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | | 215-573-8151August 5, 2011

Penn Libraries Receives the Archive of Oscar-Winning Songwriter Ray Evans

PHILADELPHIA -– The University of Pennsylvania Libraries has acquired the papers and memorabilia of songwriter and Penn alum Ray Evans and his wife, Wyn, thanks to a gift from The Ray & Wyn Ritchie Evans Foundation. The Foundation will also fund the two-year appointment of a project cataloger who will fully integrate the materials into the Libraries’ collections.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | | 215-898-8658August 5, 2011

Ezekiel J. Emanuel Appointed Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor at University of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA -- Ezekiel J. Emanuel, a globally renowned bioethicist, will join the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania as the 13th Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor, beginning Sept. 1. 

The announcement was made by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422August 2, 2011

YUMM Fresh Produce Bicycle-Cart to Debut at Youth Growers Market Friday


WHAT:       The Youth Urban Mobile Market, a youth-driven bicycle cart filled with fresh fruits and vegetables that are for sale in West Philadelphia neighborhoods from 52nd to 60th streets.  YUMM will be launched at the first-ever Youth Growers Market, where young urban gardeners will sell fresh produce that they have grown themselves.

Penn Medical School Wins $55M NIH Grant

August 2, 2011

The Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics at the Perelman School of Medicine has received a $55 million renewal grant from the NIH.

Philanthropist Ruth Perelman Dies in Philly at 90

July 31, 2011

President Amy Gutmann describes the late Ruth Perelman as a person of “generous spirit and strong commitment to education, medicine, and culture in Philadelphia [who] will be remembered for countless generations to come.”

Article Source: Associated Press

Philanthropist Ruth Perelman Dies

July 31, 2011

With the death of philanthropist Ruth Perelman, "Philadelphia has lost a most beloved and consummately gracious public citizen,” President Amy Gutmann said.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | | 215-898-8658August 1, 2011

Statement from President Gutmann on the Passing of Ruth Perelman

Philadelphia has lost a most beloved and consummately gracious civic leader with the passing of Ruth Perelman. In our city's centuries-long history, Mrs. Perelman and her husband, Raymond, have made a mark unlike any other.  We at the University of Pennsylvania -- home of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine -- have benefitted invaluably from her tireless generosity and that of Raymond and their family.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604July 29, 2011

Penn Chemists Make First Molecular Binding Measurement of Radon

PHILADELPHIA — Even in trace quantities, the radioactive gas radon is very dangerous; it is second only to cigarette smoking as a cause of lung cancer deaths in the United States.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | | 215-898-8658July 28, 2011

Stephen J. MacCarthy Named Penn Vice President for University Communications

PHILADELPHIA -- University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann announced today that Stephen J. MacCarthy, vice president for external relations at the University of Arizona, will become the University of Pennsylvania’s vice president for university communications.  He will assume his new position on Aug. 29, 2011.

As vice president, MacCarthy will have overall responsibility for communicating Penn’s goals and achievements to internal and external audiences in Philadelphia, across the country, and around the world.

Behind Wharton’s Record-Breaking Female Enrollment

July 25, 2011

Ankur Kumar of the Wharton School discusses how the school recruited more female applicants than its competitors.

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