University News


Presidents of Penn and Emory Will Lead Obama's New Bioethics Panel

November 24, 2009
President Amy Gutmann is named chair of the Obama administration’s new bioethics panel.

Obama Names Chairs of New Bioethics Panel

November 24, 2009
President Amy Gutmann will chair new federal bioethics panel.
Article Source: ScienceInsider

21 University City Inspirational Gardens Announced

November 24, 2009
The green roof garden at the School of Nursing is ranked among Philadelphia “most inspirational gardens.”
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Media Contact:Lt. Gary Heller | | 215-573-5681November 23, 2009

Police Accreditation Team Invites Public Comment about Penn Police

PHILADELPHIA – A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), will arrive Saturday, December 5, 2009 to examine all aspects of the University of Pennsylvania Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services.

The University of Pennsylvania Police Department was initially accredited by CALEA in 2001, and was re-accredited in 2004 and again in 2007.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422November 20, 2009

Penn Hosts Daylong Arts Crawl Today


As part of the Arts and the City Year event series, the University of Pennsylvania will hold its first “Arts Crawl,” a full day of events offered by more than two dozen arts and culture groups.


Arts and Culture groups from campus, as well as the Philadelphia region


Friday, Nov. 20. Events are held throughout day:

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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | | 215-898-1422November 19, 2009

Inaugural Group of Penn Eco-Reps Seeks to Educate, Change Residents’ Eco-Behavior at Three College Houses

PHILADELPHIA –- A contingent of University of Pennsylvania students who live in three residence halls and one fraternity house has volunteered to become Eco-Reps, peer-to-peer educators in a program designed to spread awareness among students of sustainability and of Penn’s Climate Action Plan commitments.

U.S. Colleges With the Most International Students, 2008-9

November 16, 2009
Among doctoral institutions, Penn is fourth in the percentage of its undergraduate student body that hails from outside the U.S.

British Students Flocking to US Universities

November 16, 2009
Penn is one of the top destinations for British students.
Article Source: Daily Telegraph (U.K.)

Penn GSE, Milken Competition to Focus on Entrepreneurship in Education

November 16, 2009
The Graduate School of Education’s new Milken-Penn GSE entrepreneurial competition is featured.
Article Source: Education Week

The Savior of Penn and Its Medical System

November 15, 2009
James Riepe, outgoing chair of the Board of Trustees, is featured.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer