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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

Rape-Prevention Programs Proliferate, but 'It's Hard to Know' Whether They Work

November 15, 2009
Jessica Mertz of the Penn Women’s Center discusses the value of peer relationship in rape-prevention programs.
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422November 13, 2009

James DePreist, Symphony Conductor and Penn Alumnus, Receives University’s Inaugural Creative Spirit Award

PHILADELPHIA –- Internationally acclaimed maestro James A. DePreist received the University of Pennsylvania’s first Creative Spirit Award in recognition of his artistic leadership and life-long commitment to the arts.

The award, a highlight of Penn’s yearlong celebration of Arts and the City Year, was presented during ceremonies at the 75th Alumni Award of Merit gala, an annual event that recognizes outstanding Penn alumni volunteerism.

Millions in Stimulus Money Goes Toward University Grants

November 13, 2009
Penn has thus far received 293 grants totaling $163 million from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.

College Students Find Support in Campus 'Posses'

November 12, 2009
Laura Perna of the Graduate School of Education discusses the importance of psychological and academic support for students, and Penn’s partnership with The Posse Foundation is cited.
Article Source: Associated Press

Mark Alan Hughes: Franklin Field's New Triple Threat

November 11, 2009
Mark Alan Hughes of the School of Design discusses the George A. Weiss Pavilion at Franklin Field and Penn’s eastward move toward the Schuylkill River.
Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News