Penn Gets $225 Million for Its School of Medicine

May 10, 2011

The School of Medicine receives a $225 million donation from Raymond and Ruth Perelman.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Phyllis Holtzman | | 215-898-8721May 11, 2011

Raymond and Ruth Perelman Donate $225 Million to the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine


Budding Connoisseurs Seek New Food Option on College Campuses, Want Gourmet Over Grub

May 9, 2011

Vice President Marie Witt of Business Services comments on campus dining services.

Article Source: Associated Press
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | | 215-898-4820May 6, 2011

Denzel Washington, Six Others to Receive Honorary Degrees at Penn’s 255th Commencement



WHAT:           University of Pennsylvania’s 255th Commencement ceremony


Colleges Court Gay Students With E-Mail and Dance Parties

May 1, 2011

Dean Eric Furda of Admissions and others comments on Penn’s outreach to LGBT accepted applicants.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658April 29, 2011

NIH Director Francis Collins to Join Penn Celebration Dedicating Translational Research Center

PHILADELPHIA – National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, will join Penn scientists and physicians in celebrating the opening of the new Translational Research Center (TRC) Tuesday. The TRC is the first medical research building on the Penn campus - and one of the first anywhere - to be physically integrated into facilities for patient care, namely the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine and the Roberts Proton Therapy Center. Dr.

Pew Charitable Trusts Give Grants to 7 Philadelphia Groups

April 29, 2011

Penn Museum receives a grant to reorganize the use of its African collection.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

What Should I Look for on a College Visit?

April 27, 2011

Dean Eric Furda of Admissions offers advice about campus-visit itineraries.

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | | 215-573-8151April 28, 2011

University of Pennsylvania Receives $15 Million Gift to Enhance Student Life and Learning

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania has received a $15 million gift from an anonymous donor to renovate the historic Arts, Research and Culture House, to create a center for campus life that builds on the cultural diversity of Penn students and offers a rich intellectual and social experience for the entire University community.

Philly’s Science History: More Than the Kite and the Key

April 26, 2011

The University of Pennsylvania is cited as an institution that has “acted as a magnet for innovators.”

Article Source: WHYY “Newsworks”