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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151January 2, 2014

Freshman’s Cultural Awareness Intensifies at Penn

In the short time freshman Paul DiNapoli has been at the University of Pennsylvania, he’s become a passionate advocate for the Latino community.

Wharton West Forum Waxes Optimistic on India’s Innovation

December 5, 2013

Penn’s “India as a Pioneer of Innovation” conference is highlighted.

Article Source: India West
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151December 10, 2013

Four from Penn to Participate in 2014 Whitney Biennial

PHILADELPHIA – Three University of Pennsylvania professors, Terry Adkins, Ken Lum and Joshua Mosley, all PennDesign faculty, have been chosen to participate in the Whitney Biennial, the largest and most influential exhibition of contemporary art in the United States.  Anthony Elms, an associate curator at the

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Media Contact:Phyllis Holtzman | holtzman@upenn.edu | 215-898-8743December 5, 2013

Penn to Require Licensees of Apparel to Sign Safety Accord

The University has accepted a recommendation from its Committee on Manufacturer Responsibility to require all licensees that sourced, produced or purchased collegiate apparel in Bangladesh to become signatories of The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh and abide by its requirements as soon as possible.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151November 26, 2013

For Some of Penn Alexander School’s First Grads, the Road Leads to Penn

Since opening in 2001 with kindergarten and first-grade classes, Penn Alexander School, a neighborhood public school created by the University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia school district, has become one of the most popular and successful in the city.

Most MOOC Users Well-Educated, Study Finds

November 20, 2013

Ezekiel Emanuel, vice provost of global initiatives, says, “Far from realizing the high ideals of their advocates, MOOCs seem to be reinforcing the advantages of the ‘haves’ rather than educating the ‘have nots.’”

Article Source: Wall Street Journal
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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.