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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 17, 2010

Penn Physicists Honored With 2010 Europhysics Prize

PHILADELPHIA -- Charles Kane and Eugene Mele of the University of Pennsylvania are among five scientists awarded the 2010 Europhysics Prize of the European Physical Society Condensed Matter Division for the theoretical prediction and experimental observation of the quantum spin Hall effect and topological insulators.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio at ozio@upenn.edu | | May 18, 2010

Penn Announces Gift to World Scholars Program From Sir Evelyn and Lady de Rothschild

PHILADELPHIA -- The Penn World Scholars program at the University of Pennsylvania has received a $1 million gift from Sir Evelyn and Lynn Forester de Rothschild to support a Penn World Scholar from a British Commonwealth country.

“This gift ensures that Penn continues to make a difference, by offering the very best education to all students with the potential to change the world,” Penn President Amy Gutmann said.  “I am so grateful to Sir Evelyn and Lady de Rothschild for their visionary philanthropy.”  

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Media Contact:Joy McIntyre | joymc@nursing.upenn.edu | 215-898-5074May 14, 2010

Mary Naylor of Penn Nursing Named to Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

PHILADELPHIA -- Mary Naylor of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing has been appointed to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission.

Naylor is a professor of gerontology and director of the NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health.     

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820 May 5, 2010

Maureen Rush Honored by Police Athletic League

PHILADELPHIA — Maureen Rush, vice president for public safety at the University of Pennsylvania, will be honored by the Philadelphia Police Athletic League at its annual awards dinner on Tuesday, May 11, at 5:30 p.m., in the Center City Sheraton at 17th and Race streets.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 28, 2010

Four University of Pennsylvania Professors Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

PHILADELPHIA –- Four University of Pennsylvania faculty members have been named Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  They are among 299 new Fellows and Foreign Honorary Members recognized as leaders in sciences, arts and humanities, business and public affairs. 

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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.”