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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658 June 11, 2013

Daniel J. Mindiola Appointed Presidential Term Professor at Penn

Daniel J. Mindiola has been named the fourth Presidential Term Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, effective Aug. 1.  Mindiola will be Presidential Term Professor of Chemistry in the School of Arts and Sciences.

At the Ivies, It’s Still White at the Top

June 9, 2013

Camille Charles, Tukufu Zuberi, Mary Frances Berry, and Grace Kao of the School of Arts and Sciences, Kenneth Shropshire of the Wharton School and Vivian Gadsden of the Graduate School of Education discuss how institutions are defining “qualified” in terms of hiring minority scholars for senior leadership positions. President Amy Gutmann is also mentioned.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658May 29, 2013

Rakesh Vohra Appointed Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor

Rakesh Vohra has been named the University of Pennsylvania’s 15th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor, effective Aug. 1. The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price.  

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Media Contact:Manasee Wagh | manasee@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194May 8, 2013

Grant Boosts Particle Physics and Mathematics Research for Two Penn Professors

Two University of Pennsylvania professors have won the chance to pursue their research full-time this fall.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422May 3, 2013

Higher Education’s Importance in ‘Reimagining Democracy’ Focus of Book Co-edited by Penn’s Ira Harkavy

Ira Harkavy, director of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania, has long been a proponent of higher education’s role in improving its community as well as educating students.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820March 25, 2013

ASIS International Honors Penn Police Personnel

Four detectives and one officer in the University of Pennsylvania Police Department were honored for their work to catch a serial burglar.

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Media Contact: | | March 25, 2013

Penn Students Encourage Lea School Children to Get in the Swim of Things

Philadelphia has the fourth-highest drowning rate among children, and drowning is the leading cause of death among those aged 1-4.  In 2005-2009, African-American children aged 5-14 were three times more likely to drown than whites.

Some students at the University of Pennsylvania are taking aim at those sad statistics by teaching life-saving skills in the pool to youngsters from Penn’s West Philadelphia neighborhood. 

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194March 22, 2013

Penn’s Sarah Hughes: A United Nations Foundation ‘Champion’ for Vaccination

The University of Pennsylvania’s Sarah Hughes didn’t always consider herself an advocate. But she’s also not one to pass up an opportunity to help.

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Media Contact:Stephen MacCarthy | smaccar@upenn.edu | 215-898-8722February 28, 2013

Penn Campaign Raises $4.3 Billion, Transforming the University

After seven years of widespread support and alumni participation, the University of Pennsylvania culminated its Making History Campaign, raising $4.3 billion, strengthening Penn’s position among the world’s foremost universities and making major breakthroughs in addressing society’s most complex challenges, Penn President Amy Gutmann announced today.

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Media Contact:John Donges | jdonges@vet.upenn.edu | 215-898-4234February 21, 2013

Penn Vet’s Nicola Mason and Penn Medicine and Penn Nursing’s Yvonne Paterson Win One Health Award

PHILADELPHIA — Nicola Mason and Yvonne Paterson have been named this year’s recipients of the University of Pennsylvania