BEIJING -- The University of Pennsylvania and Tsinghua University today announced agreements to build upon research and academic collaborations between the two schools. In particular, the universities signed agreements reaffirming their commitment to environmental sustainability, through the work of the Penn-Tsinghua T.C. Chan Center for Building Simulation and Energy Studies, founded in 2006.
U.S. Justice Department Official to Speak at Penn to Raise Awareness of Violence Against Women
Lanny Breuer, assistant attorney general, Department of Justice
Maureen Rush, Penn vice president for public safety
Joann Mitchell, Penn vice president for institutional affairs
PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center will be getting new computers thanks to a “refresh” grant from the David Bohnett Foundation.
PHILADELPHIA -- Five young scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have been named Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows for 2010.
PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania today announced one of its smallest tuition increases in 42 years -– 3.8 percent -– while reaffirming its commitment to its innovative no-loan financial-aid program. Penn will expand its financial-aid budget for the coming year by $15 million, or 11 percent, to $149 million.
In 2009-2010, the number of aided undergraduates jumped by 10 percent, and aid expenditures have grown by 19 percent.
PHILADELPHIA –- The Honorable Jon M. Huntsman Jr., U.S. ambassador to China, will deliver the address at the University of Pennsylvania’s 254th commencement on Monday, May 17.
Huntsman’s long public-service career includes being elected to two terms as governor of Utah. He was formerly deputy assistant secretary of commerce for Asia, ambassador to Singapore and deputy U.S. trade representative and is a founding director of the Pacific Council on International Policy.
PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania is among Pennsylvania institutions of higher education whose educational outreach, through its Mid-Atlantic Gigapop for Internet2 – or MAGPI -- facility, will be enhanced through the construction of a new statewide broadband network, made possible through federal stimulus funding.
Penn Marks First Anniversary of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act With $171 Million in Research Funding
PHILADELPHIA –- On the first anniversary of the enactment of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the University of Pennsylvania has received more than $171 million in awards that fund more than 348 studies in gene therapy, robotics, public education, neurological disorders, the origins of cardiovascular disease and more.
Approximately 700 different positions at Penn are funded by ARRA, allowing Penn researchers to continue studies in nearly every aspect of basic science and public health.
PHILADELPHIA— “This Is Not an Invitation to Rape Me,” which runs through March 5 at the University of Pennsylvania, is an art exhibit designed to address the idea that, when a woman is raped, she asked for it, deserved it or wanted it.