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A Penn-Botswana Tie Born of AIDS Crisis

August 30, 2009
President Amy Gutmann; Stephen Gluckman, Harvey Friedman, Robin Canada and student Mosepele Mosepele of the School of Medicine; and Nursing student Don Payette Jr. discuss Penn’s HIV/AIDS-fighting program and other activities in Botswana.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

US: Ivy League University Balances Budget

August 30, 2009
President Amy Gutmann and Kristin Gilbertson of Investments discuss Penn’s endowment performance.
Article Source: University World News

Changing Skyline: Getting a Bird's-eye View of the Trees

August 28, 2009
The Morris Arboretum’s "Out on a Limb" exhibit is spotlighted.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Offers Cultural Passports and a Twist on the Usual Summer-Reading Assignment

August 27, 2009
Provost Vincent Price discusses the Penn Reading Project and Penn’s year of arts activities in a feature story on the freshman-orientation project. .
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422August 7, 2009

Stedman Graham at Sayre High School Monday to Rally 200 Summer Program Students to Achieve Their Visions

WHAT: Stedman Graham will share his Nine-Step Success Process with youth assembled at Sayre High School to learn how to develop a vision for their lives. During this exclusive visit to Philadelphia, Graham will address the assembly for about an hour, followed by a 15-minute Q&A session.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422August 4, 2009

New Garden to Be Unveiled at West Philadelphia High School as Part of Urban Nutrition Initiative at Penn

WHAT: A celebration of the opening of the West Philadelphia High School Garden, a program of the Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658July 8, 2009

Penn Becomes First Ivy to Partner With Posse Foundation

The University of Pennsylvania has become the first Ivy League school to partner with The Posse Foundation, which recruits and trains young people from urban high schools and sends them to top-tier colleges and universities as multicultural groups of 10 called "Posses."

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151July 6, 2009
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Media Contact:Sara Stewart | arg@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-898-3617June 25, 2009

“West Philadelphia: Building a Community” Exhibition to Open at Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery

 

PHILADELPHIA — “West Philadelphia: Building a Community,” which opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on July 7, explores 19th-century architectural and urban development and features highlights of the community today.

The exhibit includes watercolors by Scottish immigrant David J. Kennedy that depict area houses, institutions and streets in 1836-1898. Land maps, photographs and postcards also reveal the neighborhood during these years.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422June 24, 2009

Penn Students' Interviews, Research Fundamental to Development of Virtual West Philadelphia History Museum

PHILADELPHIA –- University of Pennsylvania students are playing a pivotal role in a virtual-history museum focusing on West Philadelphia.

Through an academically based community-service course at Penn, students have had the opportunity to be part of the West Philadelphia Community History Center, an interactive Web site that can grow as a collective portrait of the history, families and institutions of the area that is home to the Penn campus.