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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422May 13, 2009

Professor of Ethics and Preaching to Deliver Penn's Baccalaureate Address Sunday

PHILADELPHIA –- Kirk Byron Jones, professor of ethics and preaching at Andover Newton Theological School in Newton, Mass., will speak at the University of Pennsylvania’s 2009 Baccalaureate ceremonies on Sunday, May 17, in Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce St.

Two ceremonies will be held, one at 1:30 p.m. for graduates whose last names begin with A through K and another at 3 p.m. for the L-Z graduates.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422May 12, 2009

Google CEO, Nobel Laureate, R&B Singer, Attorney General Headline Penn's Commencement Speaker List

 

(Note for news media: Reporters and photographers covering the Commencement ceremony on May 18 at Franklin Field should pick up media badges at the Athletic Ticket Office at the stadium’s main entrance.)

PHILADELPHIA –- Eric Schmidt, Google chairman and chief executive officer, will deliver the commencement address at the University of Pennsylvania’s University-wide ceremonies that begin at 10 a.m., Monday, May 18.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422May 6, 2009

Designer of Penn's Weave Bridge Will Be on Hand for Ribbon-cutting, Dedication Thursday, May 7

WHAT:

A dedication/ribbon-cutting for the Weave Bridge that provides pedestrian access over the Amtrak rail lines from the main portion of the University of Pennsylvania campus to the athletic fields and ROTC center at the Hollenback Center.

The Weave Bridge is the first structure in the Penn Connects campus development plan to be finished.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 21, 2009

University of Pennsylvania Recognized by EPA as Top Green Power Purchaser in the Nation

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as the nation’s leading purchaser of green power among institutions of higher learning.

Penn led by purchasing nearly 193 million kilowatt-hours of green power, which represents 46 percent of the school’s annual electricity usage. The University buys renewable energy certificates from Community Energy, which helps to reduce the environmental impacts associated with the campus’ purchased-electricity use.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 20, 2009

University of Pennsylvania's Field Center Celebrates Five Years of Making a Difference

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania’s Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research celebrates its fifth anniversary with a reception on Thursday, April 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Please Touch Museum, 4231 Ave. of the Republic in Philadelphia.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151April 17, 2009

Penn Graduate and Professional Students to Hold Annual GradFest Celebration




Penn Graduate and Professional Students to Hold Annual GradFest Celebration


WHO: Penn graduate and professional students and their families

WHAT: GradFest

WHEN: Saturday, May 2, 2009
Noon-2 p.m.

WHERE: University of Pennsylvania
Wynn Commons, between Spruce Street and Locust Walk, near 34th Street
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151April 17, 2009
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 14, 2009

Penn's Models of Excellence Staff-Recognition Program Turns 10 Years Old

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania’s Models of Excellence program, the primary vehicle for recognizing and honoring contributions that staff members make to Penn, is marking its 10th anniversary.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 8, 2009

Penn Hosts "Universities and Disasters: A Katrina Case Study" to Develop "How To" Guide for "Next Time"

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice is hosting “Universities and Disasters: Katrina Case Study,” a discussion group, from April 29 to May 1 at the University City Sheraton, 36th and Chestnut streets.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820March 30, 2009

Penn GSE Professor Named Fellow of the International Youth Library in Munich

PHILADELPHIA — Lawrence Sipe, a professor in the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, has been named a Fellow of Munich’s International Youth Library, a collection of more than 600,000 children’s books. The fellowship began on March 1 and will end May 31. Sipe is an authority in early-childhood literacy development.