University News


Six Philly Gems Beyond the Liberty Bell

June 3, 2010

The Morris Arboretum is featured as a “Philly gem.”

Article Source: CNN

UPenn Landscape Project Named Pilot for National Ratings System

June 3, 2010

Penn’s planned Shoemaker Green park is praised for its environmentally friendly features.

Article Source: Keystone Edge

Penn Medicine Receives $25.5 Million for Cancer Research

May 27, 2010

Penn receives a $25.5 million gift toward research at the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute.

Article Source: Philanthropy News Digest
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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | | 215-898-1422 May 28, 2010

PennMOVES Sale Set for 8 a.m., Saturday, June 5

WHAT:    PennMOVES, now in its third year, is an effort to find a home for items University of Pennsylvania students can’t take with them when they leave campus and to do so in a socially responsible and environmentally friendly way.

Penn Boosts Environmental Safety Regulations

May 25, 2010

Rob Forrest of Environmental Health and Radiation Safety discusses the University’s improved security measures for research and clinical areas where radioactive materials are used.

Article Source: Mainichi (Japan)

If I Wrote a ‘Real World’ Admissions Essay

May 26, 2010

Aliza Hoffman, a fresh Penn grad, ruminates on her freshman admissions essay.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal
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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | | 215-898-1422 May 26, 2010

Penn’s Shoemaker Green Project to Be Test Site for Sustainable Landscape Rating System

PHILADELPHIA –- A University of Pennsylvania project designed to turn a set of aging tennis courts into an urban park called Shoemaker Green has been selected as a pilot for the nation’s first rating system for green landscape design, construction and maintenance.

Penn Finds Friends in China's Education

May 24, 2010

President Amy Gutmann discusses the Wharton School’s mission in conjunction with the economy and Penn’s goals of sustainability.

Article Source: China Daily

Give Patients Their Dignity

May 24, 2010

School of Nursing commencement speaker Greg Mortenson’s speech is highlighted.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | | 215-898-4820May 24, 2010

Finalists to Compete June 3 in Milken-Penn GSE’s Education Business Plan Competition

PHILADELPHIA — Innovative solutions to recurring problems in education will take center stage at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education on June 3, competing for the inaugural Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition.

The finalists and their projects are: