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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151December 13, 2007

University of Pennsylvania Students Encouraged to Participate in 2008 "Davos Conversation"

PHILADELPHIA -- University of Pennsylvania students are being invited to participate in a direct dialogue with world leaders through the "Davos Conversation," a project of the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting.

The "Davos Conversation" is designed to encourage dialogue with leaders attending the Forum through its Web page at www.davosconversation.org. This bloggregator combines text blogs, video, photo and news feeds from the annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

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Media Contact:Pam Kosty | pkosty@sas.upenn.edu | (215) 898-4045December 5, 2007

Surviving: The Body of Evidence

SURVIVING: THE BODY OF EVIDENCE
OPENS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA MUSEUM IN APRIL 2008:

New National Science Foundation Funded Traveling Exhibition Focuses on the Process of Human Evolution and Its Outcomes

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460November 30, 2007

Penn Alumnus Stephen Danley Wins Marshall Scholarship

PHILADELPHIA - Stephen Danley a University of Pennsylvania graduate from Germantown, Md., has won the prestigious Marshall Scholarship.

Danley, who earned a degree in philosophy, politics and economics from the College of the School of Arts and Sciences in 2007, plans to pursue an M. Phil. in comparative social policy at Oxford University in England.

At Penn, Danley was a member of the Excellano Project spoken word team, a varsity basketball tri-captain and active in Newman Center activities.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-898-1422November 29, 2007
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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 | 215-573-6604November 27, 2007

University of Pennsylvania Establishes Institute for Regenerative Medicine

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania is launching the Institute for Regenerative Medicine, a new cross-disciplinary endeavor to investigate and harness the therapeutic potential of stem cells in the treatment of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, degenerative diseases, wound healing and aging. Two renowned Penn scientists, Jonathan A. Epstein and Ralph L. Brinster, will lead the Institute.

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

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-573-8151November 19, 2007
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Media Contact:Susan Stranahan | sstranahan@asc.upenn.edu | 215-746-3197October 30, 2007
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151October 19, 2007