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Media Contact: | | January 30, 2009

“Louis I. Kahn: The Making of a Room” Exhibition to Open at Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery

 

PHILADELPHIA — “Louis I. Kahn: The Making of a Room,” which opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on Feb. 7, is an exhibit of 40 original drawings, exploring Kahn’s concept that the room is a building block of architecture.

These drawings illustrate this concept with plans, elevations and perspectives of interiors and furnishings. Kahn had a unique vision for how spaces should be built, furnished, and inhabited.

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Media Contact:Leo Charney | lcharney@upenn.edu | 215-746-3430January 27, 2009

University of Pennsylvania Announces 2009 Penn Fellows


PHILADELPHIA – Eight faculty members at the University of Pennsylvania have been named the inaugural Penn Fellows, a leadership-development program that recognizes faculty in mid-career.

Penn Fellows have the opportunity to build networks across the University, meet with distinguished academic leaders, think strategically about university governance and participate in monthly dinners with prominent speakers from within Penn and beyond.

The 2009 Penn Fellows are:

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151January 26, 2009

Penn Vice President for Public Safety Appointed to United Way Board of Directors

PHILADELPHIA – Maureen Rush, Vice President for Public Safety at the University of Pennsylvania has been appointed to the United Way’s Board of Directors.

“The children, families and seniors of this region rely on United Way each day to improve their quality of life. With the leadership and support of dedicated board members like Ms. Rush we will continue to deliver on that promise,” said Jill Michal, President and CEO of United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Jen Rizzi | rizzi@upenn.edu | 215-573-6107
Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422January 21, 2009

Penn Community Participates in National RecycleMania Competition on Campus

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania is joining more than 400 colleges and universities participating in RecycleMania, a competition for faculty, staff and students designed to encourage both recycling and waste minimization.

Until March 28, campuses will compete in different contests to see which institution can collect the largest amount of recyclables per person, the largest amount of total recyclables, the least amount of trash per person and have the highest recycling rate.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151January 16, 2009

University of Pennsylvania Announces On-Campus Viewing Locations for Presidential Inauguration


WHEN: Jan. 20, 2009, 10 a.m.

WHERE: Penn's Presidential Inauguration Celebration (part of MLK Symposium)

Houston Hall, Bodek Lounge

3417 Spruce St.

Houston Hall

3417 Spruce St.
Hall of Flags
Bistro
Reading Room

Graduate Student Center

3615 Locust Walk

Greenfield Intercultural Center

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422January 14, 2009
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 12, 2009

Penn Celebrates MLK's Legacy With a Commemorative Symposium on Social Change

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania will remember Martin Luther King Jr. with a “Commemorative Symposium on Social Change” and nearly two weeks of special events, including lectures, films and discussions on the Penn campus from Jan. 15 to 30.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 10, 2009

Mayor Michael Nutter to Deliver Keynote Address at Black Men at Penn's Fifth-Anniversary Gala Fundraiser

PHILADELPHIA — Mayor Michael Nutter will deliver the keynote address at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice’s Black Men at Penn fifth-anniversary gala on Jan. 15 at 5:30 p.m. in Penn’s Huntsman Hall.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422January 8, 2009

Penn Founder's Day Symposium Jan. 16 to Focus on Local, Global Challenges of Sustainability

PHILADELPHIA -- University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann will moderate a panel of scholars from across the University as they discuss a sustainable environment as part of Penn’s annual Founder’s Day Symposium, 3-5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 16.

Gutmann was the first Ivy League president to sign the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, pledging that Penn will significantly reduce emissions that contribute to global warming.

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Media Contact: | | December 30, 2008

Memorial Service for Dr. John Pryor


As was announced late last week, PENN Medicine has lost a good friend and dear colleague with the death of John “JP” Pryor. Dr. Pryor was working in Iraq as an Army trauma surgeon when he was felled by enemy fire on Christmas Day. John was an exceptional human being who truly lived his values everyday. He felt a special obligation to use his skills to help those serving our country and the many innocent victims of war. Sadly, this admirable trait put him in harm’s way one last time.