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Media Contact:Laura Cavender | cavender@upenn.edu | 215-746-6411September 21, 2010

Penn President Amy Gutmann Meets With Vice President Biden on Stimulus Funding for Research

WASHINGTON -- University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann attended a meeting at the White House today as an invited guest of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. to discuss research funding related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  Also in attendance were White House science advisor John Holdren and five other university presidents.

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Media Contact:Amy Montgomery | amylmo@upenn.edu | 215-573-8386September 21, 2010

Former Philadelphia Managing Director Camille Cates Barnett To Become Penn IUR Scholar

Today, Eugenie Birch and Susan Wachter, co-directors of the Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR) announced that Dr. Camille Cates Barnett, formerly Managing Director of the City of Philadelphia, will become a Penn IUR Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. With support of a William Penn Foundation grant to Penn IUR, Dr. Barnett will research best practices and innovations in urban governance, as well as pen articles on those topics and guest lecture in Penn IUR’s undergraduate urban research colloquium.
 

Penn's Flying Robots Have Grasped the Imagination

September 21, 2010

Vijay Kumar, Daniel Mellinger, Frank Shen and Nathan Michael of the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s GRASP lab discuss the lab’s quadrotor robot.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422September 16, 2010

Penn Community, United By Blue Partner to Clean Up Area Waterways in Year of Water Service Opportunity

 

WHAT:            Six volunteer clean-up sessions of the Schuylkill and Delaware waterways are planned as part of the University of Pennsylvania’s observance of the Year of Water.

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Media Contact: | | September 14, 2010

Dedication Set for Morris Arboretum’s Horticulture Center Complex, a Regional Model of Sustainability

PHILADELPHIA – The Morris Arboretum will host a dedication ceremony for its new $13 million Horticulture Center at Bloomfield Farm, across the street from the Arboretum’s public garden, at 11 a.m., Oct. 5. The Horticulture Center marks the first new building to be built on the property since the founding of the Morris Arboretum in the early 1900s. 

International Students Get Crash Course in Phila. Culture

September 4, 2010

Rudolfo Altamirano of International Students and Scholar Services leads a course designed to introduce international students to American culture.

Article Source: KYW Radio (Philadelphia)

Jameson to Be UPenn Med School Dean

September 7, 2010

J. Larry Jameson will become dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and executive vice president for the Health System.

Article Source: ModernHealthcare.com
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151September 3, 2010

University of Pennsylvania to Welcome International Students for 2010-11 Academic Year

WHO:            Students from nearly 130 countries

 

WHAT:            Penn’s Office of International Programs’ cross-cultural program

 

New Dean Named for Penn’s Med School

September 2, 2010

 J. Larry Jameson will become dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and executive vice president for the Health System.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

University of Pennsylvania Names Next Medical School Dean

September 2, 2010

J. Larry Jameson is named dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and executive vice president for the Health System.