University News


USC Plans $900-Million Shopping and Residential Upgrade

July 3, 2010

Penn’s community-building efforts are cited.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Federal Grant to Generate 91 Jobs, Enhance Computer Access in Philadelphia

July 6, 2010

Ira Harkavy of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships says computers are essential to education within the community.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Guarding Against Medical Conflicts of Interest

June 30, 2010

Penn Medicine is cited for its strict conflict of interest policy.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | | 215-898-4820July 1, 2010

Penn’s Chief of Fire and Emergency Services Appointed to Board at Phila. Fire Dept. Historical Corp.

PHILADELPHIA — Gene Janda, the chief of fire and emergency services for the University of Pennsylvania, has been elected to a three-year term as a general member of the board of directors for the Philadelphia Fire Department Historical Corporation, which supports the Fireman’s Hall Museum in Old City.

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Media Contact:Mike Mahoney | | 215-898-9232June 28, 2010

Donald Twins Win Double Sculls at U-23 Trials

For the second straight summer, the twin duo of Elizabeth Donald and Rebecca Donald has made its mark on the national scene in women's rowing.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | | 215-898-4820June 28, 2010

Penn Graduate School of Education Researchers Head to Haiti to Improve Long-Term Educational Leadership

PHILADELPHIA — Sharon Ravitch, a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, will lead a team of researchers to Haiti on July 15 to launch an educational-redevelopment project aimed at helping to rebuild the country’s academic infrastructure.

January’s earthquake in Haiti killed nearly 1,300 teachers, leaving a massive void in educational leadership.

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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.