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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | | 215-898-1422 June 25, 2010

Penn Powers Down: University-Wide Effort Nets 21 Percent Reduction in Electricity Use

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania reduced its electricity usage by some 13 megawatt hours during last week’s hour-long Power Down Challenge.  This is equivalent to a nearly 21 percent reduction in the typical campus electrical load at this time of year, yielding substantial cost savings.

Bahraini Students Hailed for Achievements

June 24, 2010

President Amy Gutmann visits Bahrain to strengthen educational ties.

Article Source: Gulf Daily News (Bahrain)

Philadelphia High School Student Wins Scholarship After Parents' Deaths

June 22, 2010

A Philadelphia high school student is profiled as she receives a full grant from a scholarship fund administered by the Annenberg Public Policy Center.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | | 215-8987-8658June 18, 2010

Andrea Mitchell, Rosemary Mazanet Named Campaign Co-Chairs of Making History at Penn

PHILADELPHIA -- Andrea Mitchell and Dr. Rosemary Mazanet have been named co-chairs of the University of Pennsylvania’s Making History: The Campaign for Penn

The announcement was made by Penn President Amy Gutmann at the June meeting of the Board of Trustees.

Anonymous Donor Gives University of Pennsylvania Libraries $1M

June 16, 2010

The Van Pelt and Rare Book and Manuscript Libraries receive a $1 million gift.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | | 215-573-6604June 17, 2010

Penn Physicists Honored With 2010 Europhysics Prize

PHILADELPHIA -- Charles Kane and Eugene Mele of the University of Pennsylvania are among five scientists awarded the 2010 Europhysics Prize of the European Physical Society Condensed Matter Division for the theoretical prediction and experimental observation of the quantum spin Hall effect and topological insulators.

Part IV: Comparing Medical Treatments

June 4, 2010

Craig Umscheid and P.J. Brennan of the School of Medicine discuss the Center for Evidence-Based Practice.

Article Source: KYW Radio (Philadelphia)

Chair of New Bioethics Commission Is a Firm Believer in Deliberative Democracy

June 9, 2010

President Amy Gutmann participates in a Q&A concerning her role on President Obama’s bioethics commission.

Article Source: Washington Post
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Media Contact:Mike Mahoney | | 215-898-9232June 9, 2010

Women’s Lacrosse Players DeLuca, Spiro and Brennan Named to All America Teams

PHILADELPHIA - The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) announced the 48 Division I All-America selections, and Penn is represented by three players.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | | 215-898-4820June 9, 2010

Penn Hosts “Our Budget, Our Economy,” National, Interactive Discussion in 18 Cities

PHILADELPHIA — The Penn Project on Civic Engagement is co-chairing the local organizing team in Philadelphia, the origination city, for ”Our Budget, Our Economy,” an AmericaSpeaks national town meeting on Saturday, June 26, at 3801 Market St.