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Media Contact: | | April 27, 2010

Vice President Biden Will Speak at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice Commencement

PHILADELPHIA –- Vice President Joe Biden, father of a 2010 graduate, will speak at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice’s Commencement on Monday, May 17, at 7 p.m. in Irvine Auditorium.

Biden, a Pennsylvania native, was one of the youngest people ever elected to the U.S. Senate and is widely recognized for his work on social-justice issues, including the landmark 1994 Crime Bill and the Violence Against Women Act.

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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 21, 2010

University of Pennsylvania Honored in Newly Published ‘Guide to 286 Green Colleges’

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania has been acknowledged as one of the country’s most environmentally responsible schools, according to the Princeton Review, which partnered with the U.S. Green Building Council to create “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 286 Green Colleges.”

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 20, 2010

Penn’s Center for Technology Transfer Unveils the UPSTART Company Formation Program

PHILADELPHIA –- Penn’s Center for Technology Transfer introduces UPSTART, a program aimed at developing Penn intellectual property by helping faculty form new companies based on their inventions and technological innovations.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 20, 2010

Penn Dining Observing Earth Day With Low Carbon Eats

WHAT: A “Low Carbon Diet Day” in observance of Earth Day, during which the menu in the University of Pennsylvania dining halls will feature foods with a low carbon footprint

WHO: By serving foods that contribute less greenhouse-gas emission, Bon Appétit at Penn Dining will inform consumers about reducing their carbon impact. Diners can track their carbon use Bon Appetit's Low Carbon Diet calculator at: http://www.eatlowcarbon.org/

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, April 22

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422March 25, 2010

Moody's Continues Penn's Aa2 Long-Term Debt Rating

 

PHILADELPHIA –- Citing the University of Pennsylvania’s strong student demand and yield, good progress on its current Making History $3.5 billion fundraising campaign and robust research funding, Moody’s Investor Service has reaffirmed Penn’s Aa2 rating with a stable outlook.

“We're very pleased,” Stephen D. Golding, Penn's vice president for finance and treasurer, said. “In continuing this rating, Moody's also took note of our solid balance sheet and sustained operating performance. Given the financial challenges of the past two years, this is quite encouraging.”

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Media Contact:Laura Cavender | cavender@upenn.edu | 202-415-9881March 9, 2010

University of Pennsylvania to Expand Academic, Research Collaborations With Tsinghua University

BEIJING -- The University of Pennsylvania and Tsinghua University today announced agreements to build upon research and academic collaborations between the two schools. In particular, the universities signed agreements reaffirming their commitment to environmental sustainability, through the work of the Penn-Tsinghua T.C. Chan Center for Building Simulation and Energy Studies, founded in 2006.

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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.