PHILADELPHIA -- Five young scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have been named Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows for 2010.
PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania today announced one of its smallest tuition increases in 42 years -– 3.8 percent -– while reaffirming its commitment to its innovative no-loan financial-aid program. Penn will expand its financial-aid budget for the coming year by $15 million, or 11 percent, to $149 million.
In 2009-2010, the number of aided undergraduates jumped by 10 percent, and aid expenditures have grown by 19 percent.
PHILADELPHIA –- The Honorable Jon M. Huntsman Jr., U.S. ambassador to China, will deliver the address at the University of Pennsylvania’s 254th commencement on Monday, May 17.
Huntsman’s long public-service career includes being elected to two terms as governor of Utah. He was formerly deputy assistant secretary of commerce for Asia, ambassador to Singapore and deputy U.S. trade representative and is a founding director of the Pacific Council on International Policy.
Penn Marks First Anniversary of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act With $171 Million in Research Funding
PHILADELPHIA –- On the first anniversary of the enactment of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the University of Pennsylvania has received more than $171 million in awards that fund more than 348 studies in gene therapy, robotics, public education, neurological disorders, the origins of cardiovascular disease and more.
Approximately 700 different positions at Penn are funded by ARRA, allowing Penn researchers to continue studies in nearly every aspect of basic science and public health.
In support of RecycleMania, the CommuniTech group at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, will host an electronic waste recycling event for the Penn community.
The kick-off for 10 weeks of RecycleMania, when the University of Pennsylvania joins 400 schools across the nation to see which school can cut the most waste and increase its rate of recycling.
Special events at Penn begin with a Recycle Bin Rally, where personal recycling bins will be given to the first 200 who attend, a presentation of the proceeds from June’s PennMOVES sale to the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and the screening of the documentary film “No Impact Man.”
PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania’s Green Fund will accept applications beginning Feb. 1 for a second round of one-time grants to be used to finance innovative ideas from students, faculty or staff that are designed to help Penn meet its sustainability goals, as outlined in its Climate Action Plan.
Deadline for submission is March 15, and the awards will be announced in April. The maximum allocation is $50,000.
Penn Sets 30% Recycling Goal for National RecycleMania Competition in Support of Climate Action Plan
PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania wants the campus community to recycle 30 percent of its waste as it joins more than 400 colleges and universities nationwide participating in RecycleMania this year.
RecycleMania is a 10-week competition for students, faculty and staff, designed to encourage both recycling and waste minimization.
Statement from President Amy Gutmann and Board Chair David Cohen on the Death of Christopher H. Browne.
It is with great sorrow that we inform you of the death Sunday of Charter Trustee and SAS Board Chair Emeritus Christopher H. Browne (C'69).