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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151November 1, 2010

First Lady Michelle Obama at Penn for Get Out the Vote Rally

PHILADELPHIA – First lady Michelle Obama visited the Penn campus for a “get out the vote” event on Nov. 1, the day before the midterm elections.

An enthusiastic crowd packed Wynn Commons to hear Obama.

“It is really because of you that so much has been accomplished in such a short period of time,“ she said.

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Media Contact:Thane Schweyer | | 484-872-8298October 28, 2010

Penn Captures USTA Campus Championship--Middle States Title

     BETHLEHEM, Pa. -– The University of Pennsylvania defeated Penn State University “B” at Lehigh University to capture the United States Tennis Association Campus Championship–Middle States, earning an automatic bid to the USTA National Campus Championship in Cary, N.C., April 7-9, 2011.

      Pennsylvania, Penn State and third place finisher Villanova will join the champions and runners-up from each of the 17 USTA Sections, as well as a number of additional teams who will receive at-large bids.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422 October 28, 2010

University of Pennsylvania Trustees Approve Design of Shoemaker Green

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania’s Board of Trustees today approved the design for Shoemaker Green, an $8 million green-space project off 33rd Street between Franklin Field and the Palestra that will connect the central campus to the University’s new Penn Park.

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Media Contact:Peter Winicov | winicov@wharton.upenn.edu | 215-746-6471October 28, 2010

Wharton School Announces $15 Million Gift From Patty and Jay H. Baker to Establish Retailing Center


Philadelphia, PA—The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce a $15 million gift from Patty and Jay H. Baker to permanently endow the Jay H. Baker Retailing Center. Jay Baker, W’56, is a member of the Wharton Board of Overseers and retired president and director of Kohl’s Corporation, the Milwaukee-based department store chain.

Best Values in Private Colleges 2010-11

December 1, 2010

The University of Pennsylvania ranks seventh in “Best Values in Private Colleges.”

Article Source: Kiplinger.com

UPenn's MAGPI Hosts Long-Distance Learning Platforms for First Annual Content Provider Carnival

October 26, 2010

The campus educational and research Internet 2 network MAGPI is highlighted.

Article Source: Flying Kite
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Media Contact:Laura Cavender | cavender@upenn.edu | 215-746-6411 October 28, 2010

Penn’s Amy Gutmann, Kathleen Hall Jamieson Named Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell and Judge Marjorie O. Rendell, the first lady, today honored Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, and Kathleen Hall Jamieson, a professor in Penn’s Annenberg School for Communication, as Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania.   Six other noted women were also recognized.

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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422October 28, 2010

Penn’s Sustainability Initiatives Get High Grade From Sustainable Endowments Institute

 

PHILADELPHIA –- With a grade of A- from the Sustainable Endowments Institute’s College Sustainability Report Card for 2011, the University of Pennsylvania continues to rank among the top U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities for its sustainability initiatives while being recognized for improvements, specifically in green building and administration. 

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658October 27, 2010

Penn Study Shows Two-Sided Immune Cell Could Be Harnessed to Shrink Tumors

PHILADELPHIA - A recently identified immune cell that directs other cells to fight infection plays a critical role in regulating the immune system in both health and disease. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have discovered how a stimulatory molecule and a protein found on the membrane of another immune cell make T helper 17 cells multi-taskers of sorts.

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Media Contact:Kim Menard | kim.menard@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-6183 October 26, 2010

Is Sleepiness in Genes? Penn Medicine Study Shows Gene Variant Leaves Carriers Fatigued, Sleepier

Healthy sleepers who carry a specific gene variant are more likely to have disrupted sleep, according to University of Pennsylvania study published in the October 26, 2010 issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.