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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:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422
Media Contact:Laurie Cousart | cousart@upenn.edu | 215-573-2332
Media Contact:Barbara Lea-Kruger | bkruger@upenn.edu | 215-898-2696January 15, 2008
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Media Contact:Barbara Lea-Kruger | bkruger@upenn.edu | 215-898-2698January 15, 2008

Penn Joins National College Recycling Competition

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania has joined with more than 100 colleges and universities in RecyleMania, a friendly competition to help reduce waste. From Jan. 28 to April 1, campuses across the country will compete to see which institution can collect the largest amount of recyclables per capita, the largest amount of total recyclables and the least amount of trash per capita. There will also be a competition for the highest recycling rate.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | 215-898-6460 | jposey@upenn.eduJanuary 14, 2008

University of Pennsylvania Web Site Monitors Presidential Candidates' Campaign Pledges

PHILADELPHIA – The Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania has launched a nonpartisan Web site devoted to monitoring and analyzing government-reform proposals made by the 2008 presidential candidates.

TheNextGovernment.com (www.TheNextGovernment.com) is an effort to stimulate public discussion about the most significant challenges and issues facing the federal government.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 10, 2008

University of Pennsylvania Commemorates MLK: "Opening Minds to A Diverse Democracy"

PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with “Opening Minds to a Diverse Democracy,” a symposium on social change and nearly two weeks of special MLK-related events, including lectures, films and discussion groups on the Penn campus from Jan. 21 to Feb. 1.

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Media Contact:Sara Stewart | arg@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-898-3617January 4, 2008

”Beyond Boundaries” at Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery

 

PHILADELPHIA — “Beyond Boundaries: Contemporary Fiber Art,” which opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on Jan. 19, presents six artists whose works are rooted in traditional textile studies but are far from traditional weavers: Lanny Bergner, Yvonne Pacanovsky Bobrowicz, Nancy Koenigsberg, Rebecca Medel, Warren Seelig and Tsuguo Yanai.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422December 19, 2007

Stephen Golding Named Vice President of Finance and Treasurer at University of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA -- Stephen D. Golding will become vice president of finance and treasurer at the University of Pennsylvania on Feb. 1.

In making the announcement, Penn Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli said, “Penn will benefit in many ways from Stephen Golding's expertise in finance-system implementation and his excellent track record of managing large and complex organizations. We are thrilled to bring on board a proven leader with deep financial management experience from across the non-profit, education and health-care fields.”

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460December 19, 2007

Peace Corps Fellows/USA Partners with Penn in New Graduate Program for Returning Peace Corps Volunteers

PHILADELPHIA –- As the newest Peace Corps Fellows/USA partner
school, the University of Pennsylvania now offers returning Peace Corps volunteers the opportunity to attend graduate school at reduced cost while aiding underserved U.S. communities through internships.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422
Media Contact:Phyllis Holtzman | holtzman@upenn.edu | 215-898-8743December 17, 2007

Penn Expands Financial Aid Program to Eliminate Loans: Fact Sheet

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania today announced a far-reaching new financial aid initiative that will eliminate loans for financially eligible undergraduate students regardless of family income, making it possible for students from a broad range of economic backgrounds to graduate debt-free.

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