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Millions in Stimulus Money Goes Toward University Grants

November 13, 2009
Penn has thus far received 293 grants totaling $163 million from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422November 13, 2009

James DePreist, Symphony Conductor and Penn Alumnus, Receives University’s Inaugural Creative Spirit Award

PHILADELPHIA –- Internationally acclaimed maestro James A. DePreist received the University of Pennsylvania’s first Creative Spirit Award in recognition of his artistic leadership and life-long commitment to the arts.

The award, a highlight of Penn’s yearlong celebration of Arts and the City Year, was presented during ceremonies at the 75th Alumni Award of Merit gala, an annual event that recognizes outstanding Penn alumni volunteerism.

College Students Find Support in Campus 'Posses'

November 12, 2009
Laura Perna of the Graduate School of Education discusses the importance of psychological and academic support for students, and Penn’s partnership with The Posse Foundation is cited.
Article Source: Associated Press

Mark Alan Hughes: Franklin Field's New Triple Threat

November 11, 2009
Mark Alan Hughes of the School of Design discusses the George A. Weiss Pavilion at Franklin Field and Penn’s eastward move toward the Schuylkill River.
Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News

Video: Gutmann Appears on Fortune Panel

November 11, 2009
President Amy Gutmann discusses Penn’s no-loan financial-aid program and endowment performance.
Article Source: Fortune

University of Pennsylvania: Dare to Be Different

November 9, 2009
President Amy Gutmann and Kristin Gilbertson of Investments discuss Penn’s endowment strategy.

Radio: UPenn Begins Work to Create Green Space

November 9, 2009
Vice President Anne Papageorge of Facilities and Real Estate Services comments on the University’s vision for Penn Park.
Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Ground Breaking to Begin on Penn Project

November 6, 2009
President Amy Gutmann and Vice President Anne Papageorge of Facilities and Real Estate Services discuss Penn Park.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422November 5, 2009

Penn Park Groundbreaking Is Today at 1 p.m.

 

WHAT:

A groundbreaking at the University of Pennsylvania for its 24-acre, $46 million Penn Park that features pedestrian walks, three athletic fields and a 12-court outdoor tennis facility and will bring 20 percent more open space to the campus.

The park is made up of 14 acres of land Penn purchased from the U.S. Postal Service in 2007 as well as 10 acres the University already owned around South Street.

WHO:

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151November 5, 2009

Penn Students Are the Teachers in "Dancing With the Professors" Competition

WHO:

University of Pennsylvania faculty members partnering with students: