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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422October 17, 2008

Penn Announces Continued Commitment to Affordability

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania announced today that it remains firmly committed to making a Penn education affordable for students from all economic backgrounds regardless of the uncertain economic times.

“The founder of the University of Pennsylvania, Benjamin Franklin, once commented that an investment in education pays the best dividends,” Penn President Amy Gutmann said. “His perspective came during a period of history when an emerging nation also faced turbulent times.”

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | | 215-573-6604October 17, 2008

Penn to Host "Impact '08 in Pennsylvania: Building a Better, Safer World"

PHILADELPHIA -- Henry Kissinger and Robert Rubin are among national leaders who will speak Oct. 22 at the University of Pennsylvania as part of “Impact ’08 in Pennsylvania: Building a Better Safer World.”

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Media Contact:Linda Buckley | | 212-277-5900
Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422October 16, 2008

The Tiffany & Co. Foundation Gives $2 Million to Penn for HIV/AIDS Treatment Center in Botswana

PHILADELPHIA -- The Botswana-UPenn Partnership has received a $2 million grant from The Tiffany & Co. Foundation to join with the Botswana Ministry of Health in building a facility for HIV/AIDS treatment in Botswana and to support the University of Pennsylvania's health-care initiative through clinical care, education and research.

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Media Contact:Susan Crane | | 215-247-5777
Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422October 2, 2008
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422October 1, 2008

MAGPI, Penn's Internet2 Connector, Enables Princeton Institutions to Access Global Sites at Lightning Speeds

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania’s Internet2 regional connector, MAGPI, is providing high performance Internet connections for several institutions on Princeton University’s Forrestal Campus, including its Plasma Physics Lab and High Energy Physics Department as well as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory.

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U.S. Economic Crisis

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Bankruptcy Law, Corporate Law
Professor David Skeel of the University of Pennsylvania Law School researches, writes and teaches about bankruptcy and corporate law. His publications include “Debt’s Dominion: A History of Bankruptcy Law in America” and “Icarus in the Boardroom: The Fundamental Flaws in Corporate America and Where They Came From.”