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Media Contact:Peter Winicov | winicov@wharton.upenn.edu | October 7, 2010

Wharton School to Host 2011 Global Alumni Forum in San Francisco

Philadelphia and San Francisco – The Wharton School announced that, for the first time in the history of the Wharton Global Alumni Forums, the School next year will combine the three regional Forums into a single event, to be held in San Francisco on June 23-24, 2011. We are excited to hold this year's Forum in conjunction with the 10th Anniversary of the establishment of Wharton | San Francisco, our West Coast campus and home to a thriving MBA Program for Executives, as well as an entrepreneurship program and non-degree programs for executives.

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Media Contact:Amy Montgomery | amylmo@upenn.edu | 215-573-8386October 7, 2010

Penn Institute for Urban Research Signs Partnership Agreement With UN-Habitat’s World Urban Campaign

Today, Dr. Eugénie Birch, co-director of the Penn Institute for Urban Research (IUR), signed a partnership agreement with UN-HABITAT, the UN agency that focuses on urban affairs.  The agreement certified the role that the University of Pennsylvania and  Penn IUR will play in the World Urban Campaign, which aims to unite the public and private sectors together with civil society, to elevate sustainable urbanization to the top of the agenda for governments around the world.

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Media Contact:Phyllis Holtzman | holtzman@upenn.edu | 215-898-8743October 5, 2010

National Research Council Ranks Penn’s Graduate Programs Among Nation's Best

PHILADELPHIA -- The National Research Council has released its long-awaited assessment of the nation’s research doctoral programs.  The assessment, using data collected from the 2005-06 academic year, covers 4,838 programs in 62 fields at 212 universities.

Video: Secrets of the Silk Road

October 4, 2010

Victor Mair of the School of Arts and Sciences and Penn Museum offers insight into the “Secrets of the Silk Road” exhibit.

Article Source: CNN

The Ultimate Power Hobby

September 30, 2010

Robert Cohen of the Law School is featured discussing his dual jobs as professor and attorney.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

An Eco Education

October 1, 2010

Vice President Marie Witt of Business Services discusses PennMOVES’ impact on the carbon footprint.

Article Source: MSN

Morris Arboretum's New Horticulture Center a Pleasure for the Staff

October 1, 2010

The Morris Arboretum’s new Horticulture Center is spotlighted.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Penn Announces Third Round of Green Fund Grants; Submission Deadline Is Oct. 29

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania’s Green Fund will accept applications beginning Oct. 1 for a third round of grants to support green innovative ideas from students, faculty or staff designed to help Penn meet its sustainability goals.

The Best Executive M.B.A. Programs

September 30, 2010

Wharton’s Executive M.B.A. program is cited as the top in the nation in the Wall Street Journal’s  2010 rankings.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Video: How Admissions Directors at Penn and Michigan Think About Test Scores

September 29, 2010

In a video excerpt, Dean Eric Furda of Admissions discusses standardized test scores and the admissions process.

Article Source: New York Times