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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151March 5, 2010

U.S. Justice Department Official to Speak at Penn to Raise Awareness of Violence Against Women

U.S. Justice Department Official to Speak at Penn to Raise Awareness of Violence Against Women

WHO:

Lanny Breuer, assistant attorney general, Department of Justice

Maureen Rush, Penn vice president for public safety

Joann Mitchell, Penn vice president for institutional affairs

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151March 4, 2010

Penn LGBT Center Receives Computer Upgrades Through "Refresh" Grant

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center will be getting new computers thanks to a “refresh” grant from the David Bohnett Foundation.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151March 3, 2010

Five University of Pennsylvania Scientists Awarded Sloan Fellowships


PHILADELPHIA -- Five young scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have been named Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows for 2010.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658February 26, 2010

Penn Sets Tuition for 2010-11 Year; Boosts Financial Aid Budget in Tight Economy

 

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania today announced one of its smallest tuition increases in 42 years -– 3.8 percent -– while reaffirming its commitment to its innovative no-loan financial-aid program. Penn will expand its financial-aid budget for the coming year by $15 million, or 11 percent, to $149 million.

In 2009-2010, the number of aided undergraduates jumped by 10 percent, and aid expenditures have grown by 19 percent.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151February 22, 2010

Jon M. Huntsman Jr., U.S. Ambassador to China, to Speak at Penn’s 254th Commencement

PHILADELPHIA –- The Honorable Jon M. Huntsman Jr., U.S. ambassador to China, will deliver the address at the University of Pennsylvania’s 254th commencement on Monday, May 17.

Huntsman’s long public-service career includes being elected to two terms as governor of Utah. He was formerly deputy assistant secretary of commerce for Asia, ambassador to Singapore and deputy U.S. trade representative and is a founding director of the Pacific Council on International Policy.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 19, 2010

23rd Annual Women of Color Day at Penn March 5 to Feature Awards Luncheon

WHO:

Women of Color at the University of Pennsylvania, University of Penn Health System, Presbyterian Hospital and Pennsylvania Hospital

Michael Nutter, Philadelphia mayor

Denise Brown, executive director, Leeway Foundation and Co-Chair of Bread and Roses Community Fund

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422February 19, 2010

Penn Outreach to Benefit From Statewide Broadband Network Funded With Federal Stimulus Dollars

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania is among Pennsylvania institutions of higher education whose educational outreach, through its Mid-Atlantic Gigapop for Internet2 – or MAGPI -- facility, will be enhanced through the construction of a new statewide broadband network, made possible through federal stimulus funding.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 18, 2010

"This Is Not an Invitation to Rape Me" Art Exhibit Attacks False Perceptions

PHILADELPHIA— “This Is Not an Invitation to Rape Me,” which runs through March 5 at the University of Pennsylvania, is an art exhibit designed to address the idea that, when a woman is raped, she asked for it, deserved it or wanted it.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 18, 2010

Penn Marks First Anniversary of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act With $171 Million in Research Funding

 

PHILADELPHIA –- On the first anniversary of the enactment of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the University of Pennsylvania has received more than $171 million in awards that fund more than 348 studies in gene therapy, robotics, public education, neurological disorders, the origins of cardiovascular disease and more.

Approximately 700 different positions at Penn are funded by ARRA, allowing Penn researchers to continue studies in nearly every aspect of basic science and public health.

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Media Contact:Jill Katz | PUBLICITY@ICAPHILA.ORG | 215-573-9975February 17, 2010