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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | | 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.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | | 215-573-6604May 12, 2008

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

Note for news media: Reporters and photographers covering the Commencement ceremony on May 19 at Franklin Field should pick up media badges at the Athletic Ticket Office at the main entrance.

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, at Franklin Field, 33rd and South streets. The procession of graduates begins at 9 a.m.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | | 215-898-4820May 1, 2008

Jeffrey Cooper Named Vice President for Government and Community Affairs at University of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA –- Jeffrey Cooper, chief counsel for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and executive deputy general counsel in Gov. Edward Rendell’s administration, will become the University of Pennsylvania’s vice president for government and community affairs, Penn President Amy Gutmann has announced. He will assume his new position July 1.

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