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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422March 15, 2010

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in True Green Fashion With RecycleMania Seminar: “Innovation in Recycling”

 

WHAT:

In support of RecycleMania efforts at the University of Pennsylvania, Penn’s Wharton School will host a panel discussion, “Innovation in Recycling,” with representatives from area companies providing an inside look at the ways in which businesses are reducing waste and developing a new green economy.

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Media Contact:Laura Cavender | cavender@upenn.edu | 202- 415-9881March 10, 2010

University of Pennsylvania Announces Expansion of Partnership With Peking University

BEIJING -- In a ceremony today on Peking University's campus, the University of Pennsylvania and Peking University announced an agreement recognizing shared academic interests between the two universities. The memorandum of understanding builds on several existing partnerships between the two universities, namely between the Wharton and Guanghua schools of business.

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Media Contact:Laura Cavender | cavender@upenn.edu | 202-415-9881March 9, 2010

University of Pennsylvania to Expand Academic, Research Collaborations With Tsinghua University

BEIJING -- The University of Pennsylvania and Tsinghua University today announced agreements to build upon research and academic collaborations between the two schools. In particular, the universities signed agreements reaffirming their commitment to environmental sustainability, through the work of the Penn-Tsinghua T.C. Chan Center for Building Simulation and Energy Studies, founded in 2006.

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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.