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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 7, 2008

Penn Students Release Briefing Paper on Philadelphia Housing and Community Development Plan

Students in a government-administration class at the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania have released a briefing report on Philadelphia housing issues.

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Media Contact:Joy McIntyre | joyme@nursing.upenn.edu | 215-898-5074
Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 30, 2008

Penn Nursing Students Partner With Local High School to Evaluate Elementary Students' Health

PHILADELPHIA –- Students at West Philadelphia’s Sayre High School who are taking a health-education class have been working with University of Pennsylvania nurse practitioner students and Penn School of Nursing faculty to learn accurate growth and diabetes-risk-factor assessment.

They are evaluating children in the Beacon after-school program at Sayre and providing nutrition education and a dance program designed to increase physical activity.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658January 17, 2008

Penn Names Eric J. Furda New Dean of Admissions

Eric J. Furda, vice president for alumni relations and former executive director of undergraduate admissions at Columbia University, has been named dean of admissions at the University of Pennsylvania. Furda, a 1987 Penn graduate, will assume his position as dean on July 1, 2008.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460December 6, 2007

Alumni Robert A. Fox and Penny Grossman Fox Give $10 Million to Endow Robert A. Fox Leadership Program

PHILADELPHIA -- Alumni Robert A. Fox and Penny Grossman Fox have made a gift of $10 million to endow and expand the Robert A. Fox Leadership Program in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. The program, established in 1999 through an initial gift from the Foxes, combines coursework, events and service experiences to inspire and equip undergraduates to assume leadership roles in their future endeavors.

This most recent gift brings the Foxes’ total support of the program to more than $23 million.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658November 28, 2007

Penn President Amy Gutmann to Co-Chair Transition Team for New Philadelphia Mayor

PHILADELPHIA -- University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann has been named a co-chair of the transition team for Philadelphia Mayor-Elect Michael Nutter.

"I am very excited about the extraordinary talent and diverse experience of the individuals who have agreed to serve on my transition team," Nutter said. "These people have stepped forward to serve their city and will be helping us prepare as we build towards the beginning of my administration in January."

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 267-934-9573
Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151October 19, 2007

Embracing New Leadership

October 13, 2007
Drumming and twisting to the beat, the Harvard Pan-African Dance and Music Ensemble rolled down the center aisle that divided thousands of plastic chairs in Harvard Yard, then parted as a beaming Drew Gilpin Faust emerged to officially become the university's first female president.
Article Source: Boston Globe
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Media Contact:Andy Solomon | asolomon@macfound.org | 312-726-8000
Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-573-8151October 9, 2007
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-898-1422October 2, 2007
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Media Contact:Tony Sorrentino | asorrent@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-898-2295
Media Contact:Amy Biemiller | amy.biemiller@bdnreit.com | 215-832-7705August 31, 2007