More Women Head to School for M.B.A.s

August 19, 2011

Ankur Kumar of the Wharton School comments on the significant increase in the number offemale applicants for the MBA program.

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604August 11, 2011

Penn Astronomers Contribute to Discovery of Universe’s Largest Mass of Water

PHILADELPHIA — An international team of astronomers has discovered a huge mass of warm water vapor in the central regions of a distant quasar, marking the farthest place in the universe that water has been detected. 

Papers of Songwriter Ray Evans, Late Alumnus, Donated to Penn

August 9, 2011

Nancy Shawcross comments on Penn Libraries acquiring the papers and memorabilia of songwriter and alum Ray Evans.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422August 9, 2011

Penn Students to Read Jane McGonigal’s ‘Reality Is Broken’ as Year of Games Is Launched


PHILADELPHIA – As part of their introduction to the University of Pennsylvania, incoming students will participate in the Penn Reading Project this fall with the book Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World by Jane McGonigal.

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Media Contact:Nancy Shawcross | | 215-898-2065
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