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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422January 19, 2010

American Institute of Architects Honors Penn’s Skirkanich Hall With Design Award

 

PHILADELPHIA –- Skirkanich Hall, home to the Bioengineering Department in the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, has received the 2010 Institute Honor Award for Architecture from the American Institute of Architects.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422January 19, 2010

Penn Sets 30% Recycling Goal for National RecycleMania Competition in Support of Climate Action Plan

 

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania wants the campus community to recycle 30 percent of its waste as it joins more than 400 colleges and universities nationwide participating in RecycleMania this year.

RecycleMania is a 10-week competition for students, faculty and staff, designed to encourage both recycling and waste minimization.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422January 13, 2010

Penn to Hold Two Weeks of Events Honoring the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

 

PHILADELPHIA –- A two-week observance at the University of Pennsylvania of the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. begins with a Day of Service, Monday, Jan. 18, when volunteers will participate in activities that have become staples of this event: community-beautification projects, a food drive benefiting West Philadelphia’s People’s Emergency Center, the assembly of charitable gift packages and commemorative art projects.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422January 12, 2010

Actress Anna Deavere Smith to Explore Human Spirit, Resiliency in ‘Let Me Down Easy’ Presentation Jan. 26

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Anna Deavere Smith, an actress, teacher and playwright, will discuss and perform selected scenes from her latest highly acclaimed piece, “Let Me Down Easy.”

Smith has had roles in the films “Philadelphia,” “An American President,” “The Human Stain” and “Rent,” and in television she has worked on “The Practice,” “The West Wing” and, currently, “Nurse Jackie.”

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Media Contact:Linda Breitstein | lindabre@exchange.upenn.edu | 215-898-1112
Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 5, 2010

Penn’s Project for Civic Engagement Hosts Workshops on the Public Engagement Process of City’s New Zoning Code

 

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania Project for Civic Engagement, in partnership with the Philadelphia chapter of the American Institute of Architects (under its umbrella organization of the Center for Architecture) and media partner WHYY will host a series of deliberative workshops to provide input to the Zoning Code Commission about the public engagement process of Philadelphia’s new zoning code.

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Media Contact: | | December 16, 2009

Statement from President Amy Gutmann and Board Chair David Cohen on the Death of Christopher H. Browne.

It is with great sorrow that we inform you of the death Sunday of Charter Trustee and SAS Board Chair Emeritus Christopher H. Browne (C'69).

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Media Contact: | | December 16, 2009

Economic Update from President Gutmann

Dear Members of our University Community:

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422December 14, 2009

Penn Grad Sarah-Jane Littleford Named Rhodes Scholar

 

PHILADELPHIA –- Sarah-Jane Littleford, a 2009 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship for study at Oxford University in England.

Littleford, who is from Harare, Zimbabwe, was one of two Rhodes Scholars selected from that country. She learned of the honor today after an interview with the selection committee.

“I am delighted and humbled to have been selected as one of two Zimbabwe Rhodes Scholars for this year!” she said in an email this morning.

Students at UPenn Celebrate 50 Years of Robotics

December 12, 2009
Jonathan Fiene and student Steve McGill of the School of Engineering and Applied Science discuss the Penn GRASP Lab’s robotic hockey competition.
Article Source: KYW Radio (Philadelphia)

Mentorship Program Empowers Asian-American Students at Penn

December 11, 2009
Penn's Pan-Asian American Community House program is featured.