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Media Contact:Loraine Terrell | lfterrel@sas.upenn.edu | 215-898-5162November 14, 2013

Vagelos Gift Ensures Penn's Leadership in Energy Research

With a gift of $15 million, University of Pennsylvania trustee emeritus P. Roy Vagelos, C’50, Hon’99, and his wife, Diana, parents ’90, are continuing to ensure Penn’s leadership in energy research by endowing two professorships dedicated to this critically important field.

At New Penn Building, Students and Staff Live Together

November 12, 2013

Penn’s New College House is featured.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151November 11, 2013

United Minorities Council at Penn Celebrates 35th Anniversary

At the University of Pennsylvania the United Minorities Council was created in 1978 as an organization to advocate on behalf of students who felt their voices weren’t being heard on campus.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658November 11, 2013

Multidisciplinary Examination of Innovation in India Is Focus of Penn Bi-Coastal Conference

Burgeoning India is facing historic macroeconomic instability, and 2014 is shaping up to be a contentious election year there. Add a rapidly growing population and an overtaxed infrastructure, and it’s clear India is a case study in the urgent need for innovation.

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Media Contact:Susan Crane | cranesj@upenn.edu | 215-247-5777 x121November 8, 2013

Holiday Garden Railway at Penn's Morris Arboretum Opens Nov. 22

The Morris Arboretum’s popular Garden Railway returns November 22, the Friday before Thanksgiving, as the Holiday Garden Railway display. 

Groundbreaking Tomorrow for Penn’s New College House at Hill Field

November 7, 2013

Penn’s New College House is featured.

Article Source: Hidden City Philadelphia

Temple Opens All Course-rating Results to All Students

November 7, 2013

Penn is cited for pioneering course evaluations by students.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658November 7, 2013

Penn to Build Its First-Ever New College House

The University of Pennsylvania today announced it will break ground tomorrow on its first-ever residential building specifically designed as a college house, Penn’s residential system that brings together undergraduates, faculty, staff and graduate students to form shared communities within the larger context of Penn's vibrant campus.

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Media Contact:Susan Crane | cranesj@upenn.edu | (215) 247-5777 x121November 5, 2013

Director of Botany at Penn's Morris Arboretum Receives Environmental Award

On October 24, the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy presented Dr. Timothy Block of Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania with the 2013 Advocate of the Watershed Environmental Award, recognizing outstanding contributions to the local environment.

For City Students, a Helping Hand With College Essays

October 27, 2013

Penn’s “Ivy in the Backyard” college-application seminar for local high school students, presented by the Office of Admissions, is highlighted.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer