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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151March 3, 2010

Five University of Pennsylvania Scientists Awarded Sloan Fellowships


PHILADELPHIA -- Five young scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have been named Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows for 2010.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658February 26, 2010

Penn Sets Tuition for 2010-11 Year; Boosts Financial Aid Budget in Tight Economy

 

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.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151February 22, 2010

Jon M. Huntsman Jr., U.S. Ambassador to China, to Speak at Penn’s 254th Commencement

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.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 18, 2010

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.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422February 2, 2010

RecycleMania E-Waste Collection for Cast-Off Personal Electronics Is Tomorrow

 

WHAT:

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.

 

WHO:

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422January 22, 2010

RecycleMania Kick-off Monday to Include Presentation of PennMOVES’ $30,000 Donation to United Way

 

WHAT:

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.”

WHO:

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422January 22, 2010

Penn Green Fund Accepting New Applications Beginning Feb. 1, Submission Deadline Is March 15

 

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.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422January 19, 2010

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.

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Media Contact: | | December 16, 2009

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).