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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422September 24, 2010

Penn Dining Halls to Compete in Eat Local Challenge

 

WHAT:            The Eat Local Challenge at the University of Pennsylvania, when made-from-scratch meals with, except for salt, 100 percent local ingredients -- sourced from within 150 miles of campus -- will be served at lunch.                       

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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422September 24, 2010

Penn's Endowment Returns 13 Percent

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania endowment had a return of nearly 13 percent for fiscal year 2010.

After Nightfall, a Trip Through Time

September 24, 2010

Penn Museum’s “40 Winks With the Sphinx” is featured.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Kelly Writers House a Yummy Place

September 23, 2010

Kelly Writers House is spotlighted for its newly renovated kitchen and for the contributions KWH makes to campus and community life.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Vice President Biden Hosts Amy Gutmann

September 21, 2010

 President Amy Gutmann discusses Recovery Act funding at the White House.

Article Source: Associated Press

At White House Meeting, Biden Touts Stimulus Spending on University Research

September 21, 2010

President Amy Gutmann meets with Vice President Biden at the White House to discuss Recovery Act funding.

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Media Contact:Laura Cavender | cavender@upenn.edu | 215-746-6411September 21, 2010

Penn President Amy Gutmann Meets With Vice President Biden on Stimulus Funding for Research

WASHINGTON -- University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann attended a meeting at the White House today as an invited guest of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. to discuss research funding related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  Also in attendance were White House science advisor John Holdren and five other university presidents.

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Media Contact:Amy Montgomery | amylmo@upenn.edu | 215-573-8386September 21, 2010

Former Philadelphia Managing Director Camille Cates Barnett To Become Penn IUR Scholar

Today, Eugenie Birch and Susan Wachter, co-directors of the Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR) announced that Dr. Camille Cates Barnett, formerly Managing Director of the City of Philadelphia, will become a Penn IUR Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. With support of a William Penn Foundation grant to Penn IUR, Dr. Barnett will research best practices and innovations in urban governance, as well as pen articles on those topics and guest lecture in Penn IUR’s undergraduate urban research colloquium.
 

Penn's Flying Robots Have Grasped the Imagination

September 21, 2010

Vijay Kumar, Daniel Mellinger, Frank Shen and Nathan Michael of the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s GRASP lab discuss the lab’s quadrotor robot.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422September 16, 2010

Penn Community, United By Blue Partner to Clean Up Area Waterways in Year of Water Service Opportunity

 

WHAT:            Six volunteer clean-up sessions of the Schuylkill and Delaware waterways are planned as part of the University of Pennsylvania’s observance of the Year of Water.