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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 26, 2008

Penn Physicist Fay Ajzenberg-Selove Among Eight Scientists to Receive the 2007 National Medal of Science


PHILADELPHIA - University of Pennsylvania physicist Fay Ajzenberg-Selove, is among eight recipients of the 2007 National Medal of Science, the nation's highest honor for science. Ajzenberg-Selove and her fellow honorees will receive their medals at a White House ceremony Sept. 29.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422
Media Contact:Barbara Lea-Kruger | bkruger@.upenn.edu | 215-898-2698August 22, 2008

PennGreen Initiative Will Train Students to Lead an Environmentally Conscious Culture on Penn Campus

WHAT: PennGreen, a week-long pre-orientation pilot leadership training program designed to provide selected University of Pennsylvania upperclassmen with information and skills they can use to give future incoming freshmen an environmental introduction to the campus and Philadelphia.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422August 4, 2008

Penn President Amy Gutmann Named to ServiceNation Summit Leadership Council

PHILADELPHIA -- Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, has agreed to serve on the ServiceNation Summit Leadership Council, joining a group of influential individuals from diverse sectors of American life, including media, business, government, education, entertainment and philanthropy who endorse a comprehensive new proposal for enhancing service opportunities across the country.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422July 22, 2008

Penn's Information Systems and Computing Division Named ‘Best Place to Work' in Mid-Atlantic, No. 6 in U.S.

PHILADELPHIA – In its annual “100 Best Places to Work in IT” survey, Computerworld Magazine has named the University of Pennsylvania’s Division of Information Systems and Computing the No. 1 employer for information-technology professionals in the Mid-Atlantic Region for the fourth consecutive year.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 14, 2008
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 30, 2008
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422June 17, 2008
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422June 9, 2008

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine Presents 2008 Alumni Awards of Merit


PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine has honored three people with the annual Alumni Award of Merit for 2008: Marc Ackerman of Jacksonville, Fla., Leonard Cole of Ridgewood, N.J., and Rowland Hutchinson of Louisville, Ky.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422June 4, 2008

Philadelphia Charities to Benefit from PennMOVES Collections; Pick Ups Scheduled June 5-6

WHAT: PennMOVES, a coordinated collection of items recycled during move out by University of Pennsylvania students that will go to several city charities.

WHERE: 1923 Ice Rink, 31st and Walnut streets, Philadelphia.

WHEN: Representatives of these organizations plan to pick up items

Thursday, June 5:

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151May 16, 2008

Marilyn Jordan Taylor Named Dean of Penn's School of Design

PHILADELPHIA -- Marilyn Jordan Taylor has been named dean of the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania, effective Oct. 1.

The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Ron Daniels.