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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422September 25, 2008
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422September 19, 2008
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820September 16, 2008

Penn College of General Studies Changes Name to College of Liberal and Professional Studies, Offers New Programs

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania’s College of General Studies has changed its name to the College of Liberal and Professional Studies. It is also redefining and expanding its mission and vision in response to changing global and national trends in higher education.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151September 15, 2008

Penn's Law School and Wharton Create 3-Year J.D./M.B.A. Program

PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania’s Law School and Wharton School are launching an accelerated three-year program leading to both the J.D. and M.B.A. degrees.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422September 15, 2008

University of Pennsylvania to Be Honored for Green Power Purchase at PennFuture Luncheon Tuesday

WHAT: The University of Pennsylvania will be among eight organizations statewide to be honored for their green-power purchases at PennFuture’s annual Green Power Awards luncheon. Businesses and institutions that are taking the lead in creating new renewable supply and are advancing policies that develop the renewable energy market will also be honored.

WHEN: Noon-2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 16

WHERE: The Hilton Inn at Penn, 3600 Sansom St., Philadelphia

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820September 12, 2008

“I’m Not Rockefeller”: 33 Philanthropists Share Charitable-Giving Approaches in Study by Penn Philanthropy Center

 

PHILADELPHIA — A sizable percentage of high-net-worth givers do not see themselves as philanthropists even though each gives away about a million dollars or more annually.

That is among the findings of a study by the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy.

The CHIP study involved structured interviews with 33 anonymous high-net-worth individuals, each capable of giving $1 million annually.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422September 12, 2008

President Amy Gutmann Commits University of Pennsylvania to Increased Levels of Service

PHILADELPHIA –- At today’s ServiceNation Summit in New York, University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann joined other college and university presidents in committing their institutions to increased national service.

The Summit is a gathering of national leaders to mobilize a campaign for a new era of service and civic engagement in which all Americans will work together to solve the country’s most persistent societal challenges.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820September 2, 2008

Ralph Nader to Deliver Keynote at Celebration Marking 100 Years of Social-Work Education at Penn

PHILADELPHIA — Ralph Nader will deliver the keynote address, “Social Justice in the Post-Bush Era,” at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice’s centennial celebration, Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. at the Zellerbach Theater at Penn.

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Media Contact:Sara Stewart | arg@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-898-3617August 29, 2008

”Process in Print” at Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery

 

PHILADELPHIA — “Process in Print: The David and Susan Goode Collection,” which opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on Sept. 13, is an exhibit of 30 master prints dating from the early 20th century to the present that features various methods of printmaking, including aquatint, etching, intaglio, lithography, silkscreen, screenprint and woodblock.

The earliest work in the collection is Edward Hopper’s etching “The Locomotive, 1923” and the most recent, “Stump, 2000,” is a woodcut by the late Neil Welliver, a Penn professor emeritus.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 26, 2008

Penn Physicist Fay Ajzenberg-Selove Among Eight Scientists to Receive the 2007 National Medal of Science


PHILADELPHIA - University of Pennsylvania physicist Fay Ajzenberg-Selove, is among eight recipients of the 2007 National Medal of Science, the nation's highest honor for science. Ajzenberg-Selove and her fellow honorees will receive their medals at a White House ceremony Sept. 29.