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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | | 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 | | 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 | | 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 | | 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 | | 215-898-1422
Media Contact:Phyllis Holtzman | | 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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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | | 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 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 | | (215) 898-4045December 5, 2007

Surviving: The Body of Evidence


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 | | 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 | | 215-898-1422November 29, 2007