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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151February 27, 2014

Penn’s Morris Arboretum Is a Year-round Oasis

It may be that many people don’t think of the Morris Arboretum when it is cold and snowy outside, but the University of Pennsylvania site offers unique scenic views and seasonal activities aplenty even in the winter.
 

Rutgers-Camden’s Pritchett to Return to Penn to Teach

February 19, 2014

President Amy Gutmann is quoted about Wendell Pritchett returning to the Law School as a Presidential Term Professor.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

John Legend to Speak at University of Pennsylvania’s 2014 Commencement

February 18, 2014

The 2014 commencement speaker, John Legend, is announced.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658February 19, 2014

Penn Forms New Task Force on Student Psychological Health and Welfare

President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price have formed a new Task Force on Student Psychological Health and Welfare.  The Task Force will examine the challenges confronting students that can affect their psychological health and wellbeing; review and assess the efficacy of Penn resources for helping students manage psychological problems, stress, or situational crises; and make recommendations related to programs, policies, and practices designed to improve the quality and safety of student life.

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Media Contact:Steve Barnes | sbarnes@law.upenn.edu | 215-573-5181February 19, 2014

Wendell Pritchett Named a Presidential Term Professor at Penn

Wendell E. Pritchett, chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden and a former University of Pennsylvania Law School professor, will return to the Penn faculty as a Presidential Term Professor.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151February 18, 2014

John Legend to Speak at Penn’s 258th Commencement

John Legend, a nine-time Grammy Award-winning soul artist, philanthropist and Penn alumnus will deliver the address at the University of Pennsylvania’s Commencement on Monday, May 19, Leslie Laird Kruhly, Vice President and University Secretary announced.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151February 11, 2014

Expanding Horizons Through Arab Music at Penn

After hearing Arab music for the first time at a wedding a couple of years ago, University of Pennsylvania senior Idrees Syed was so enthralled with the sounds that he soon began taking drumming lessons in the Arab Music Ensemble percussion class at Penn.

“The sounds were just mesmerizing,” Syed says.

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Media Contact:Mindy Weinberg | wmin@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-746-1342
Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151February 10, 2014

Penn Libraries Symposium, Exhibition Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Beatles’ U.S. TV Performance

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles television performance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” in 1964 with an exhibit of a variety of printed materials of the group and a two-day symposium about the band’s influence on pop culture and rock music.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151February 10, 2014

Penn Performers Celebrate Culture Through South Asian Dancing With a Twist

Penn Dhamaka’s energetic, arm-pumping, feet-shuffling, body-twisting dance routines are inspired by traditional South Asian dance, but the all-male troupe’s flair is all their own.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | February 6, 2014

A Message to the Penn Community Addressing Student Mental Health Issues

From

Amy Gutmann, President
Vincent Price, Provost
Craig Carnaroli, Executive Vice President