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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422 October 1, 2010

Penn Announces Third Round of Green Fund Grants; Submission Deadline Is Oct. 29

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania’s Green Fund will accept applications beginning Oct. 1 for a third round of grants to support green innovative ideas from students, faculty or staff designed to help Penn meet its sustainability goals.

The Best Executive M.B.A. Programs

September 30, 2010

Wharton’s Executive M.B.A. program is cited as the top in the nation in the Wall Street Journal’s  2010 rankings.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Video: How Admissions Directors at Penn and Michigan Think About Test Scores

September 29, 2010

In a video excerpt, Dean Eric Furda of Admissions discusses standardized test scores and the admissions process.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151September 29, 2010

Global Focus Draws Students to Europe for Business

September 26, 2010

Dean Thomas Robertson of the Wharton School comments on efforts to create a strong international education alliance with universities overseas.

Penn Logs 12.6% Return on Endowment

September 27, 2010

Penn’s endowment performance is spotlighted.

Penn Purchasing 23 Acres Across Schuylkill

September 25, 2010

Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli discusses Penn’s purchase of land across the Schuylkill River.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Yale Endowment Gained 8.9% Last Year

September 24, 2010

Kristin Gilbertson of Investments discusses Penn’s successful endowment increase.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460 September 27, 2010

Report from Penn’s Fels Institute of Government Shows Positive Results of Urban Investment

PHILADELPHIA –- A new report from the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government shows how public investment guided by strategic planning can produce highly successful results, even within an urban area formerly plagued by high levels of vacancy and abandonment.

“Vacant Property Reclamation Through Strategic Investment in Eastern North Philadelphia, 1998-2010“ documents the work of a nonprofit organization in implementing an investment strategy for a section of Philadelphia.  

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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422September 24, 2010

Penn Dining Halls to Compete in Eat Local Challenge

 

WHAT:            The Eat Local Challenge at the University of Pennsylvania, when made-from-scratch meals with, except for salt, 100 percent local ingredients -- sourced from within 150 miles of campus -- will be served at lunch.