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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460March 6, 2008

University of Pennsylvania Students Converge on New Orleans for Spring-Break Volunteer Activities

WHO: University of Pennsylvania students

WHAT: Grassroots volunteer efforts to rebuild New Orleans

WHERE: New Orleans

WHEN: March 7-16

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Media Contact: | | March 3, 2008

Penn Responds to U.S. Senate Committee on Finance

To the Penn community:

I am pleased to share with you the University of Pennsylvania's response to Senators Max Baucus and Charles Grassley of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, who had written Penn and 135 other colleges and universities seeking information regarding our tuition rates, financial aid, and endowments. The report is available online in PDF format.
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Media Contact:Andrew Zitcer | awz@upenn.edu | 215-573-6107
Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422February 28, 2008

University of Pennsylvania Selects Dagit*Saylor Architects to Renovate the Arts, Culture and Research Hub

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania has selected Dagit*Saylor, a Philadelphia architecture firm, to prepare a feasibility study and schematic drawings for the Arts, Culture and Research Hub, or the ARCH, at the intersection of 36th Street and Locust Walk.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 26, 2008

New Book "Kerner Plus 40 Report" Assesses Racial Progress in America Since 1968 Kerner Commission Report

PHILADELPHIA –- The “Kerner Plus 40 Report” is an assessment of how far the nation has come in dealing with racial inequality and tensions 40 years after the seminal report issued by the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, known as the Kerner Commission.

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Media Contact:Hillary Aisenstein at | hillarya@upenn.edu | 215-573-2379
Media Contact:Julie McWilliams at | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422February 25, 2008
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Media Contact:Andrew Zitcer | awz@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-573-6107
Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422February 20, 2008

University of Pennsylvania Selects Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates to Design Penn Park

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania has selected Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates as the designer for Penn Park, a 24-acre space for athletics, recreation and open space.

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Media Contact: | | February 19, 2008

Michael Bloomberg to Speak at Penn Commencement; Honorees Include Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust

PHILADELPHIA –- Michael R. Bloomberg, mayor of New York and founder of Bloomberg, L.P., will deliver the address at the University of Pennsylvania's 252nd Commencement on Monday, May 19.

Bloomberg, now in his second term as mayor, is credited with reducing crime and creating jobs in the nation’s most populous city while embarking on a series of ambitious environmental and public-health initiatives.

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

Former President Bill Clinton to Deliver Opening Address of "Kerner Plus 40" Symposium at Penn Feb. 28


PHILADELPHIA – Former President Bill Clinton will deliver the opening address of the “Kerner Plus 40” Symposium at 11 a.m., Feb. 28, in Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce St., on the University of Pennsylvania campus.

A limited number of seats will be reserved for PennCard holders. Tickets, which are free, are required and will be available on a first come-first served basis Feb. 25-26 for PennCard holders only from the Annenberg Center for Performing Arts Box Office, 3680 Walnut St., only one ticket per person.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 6, 2008

Lynn Marsden-Atlass Named Director of the Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA — Lynn Marsden-Atlass, senior curator of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, has been named director of the Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania, effective March 3.

“This is a great day for Penn’s arts and culture community,” Penn Provost Ron Daniels said. “We are indeed fortunate to welcome to Penn a nationally known curator and educator with Lynn’s remarkable range of experience.”

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Media Contact:Joy McIntyre | joyme@nursing.upenn.edu | 215-898-5074
Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 6, 2008

Congressman Chakah Fattah Will Speak at Penn on Diversity in the Nursing Profession

PHILADELPHIA –- U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah will speak about the need for diversity in nursing, a profession in which 95 percent of registered nurses are white women and the median age is 45, on Monday, Feb. 11, from noon to 1 p.m. at the University of Pennsylvania.

The seminar, sponsored by the Penn School of Nursing, will be held in the Bodeck Lounge of Houston Hall on the Penn campus.

The event is free and open to the public.