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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422March 3, 2009

Once Parking Lots, Now a Park: University of Pennsylvania Converts Postal Lands to Open Space

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania announced today that Penn Park, a $40 million green swath of open space and athletic fields, will replace 14 acres of asphalt parking lots once owned by the United States Postal Service.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 28, 2009

Peace Corps Fellows/USA Partners with Penn for Returning Peace Corps Volunteers

PHILADELPHIA — Through a partnership with Peace Corps Fellows/USA, the University of Pennsylvania now offers returning Peace Corps volunteers the opportunity to attend graduate school at a reduced cost, while aiding underserved U.S. communities through internships.

Penn’s Master’s in Public Health Program is the only program in Philadelphia of its kind that is an approved Peace Corps Fellows/USA partner.

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Media Contact: | | February 26, 2009

President Amy Gutmann issues a statement on Penn and the economy

Dear Members of our University Community:

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422February 24, 2009
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 23, 2009

Penn's Center for High Impact Philanthropy Guides Global Health Philanthropists Toward Curbing Malaria

PHILADELPHIA — The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania has released an investment guide to help philanthropists combat malaria, a treatable and preventable disease and major global health problem.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422February 23, 2009

Google Chairman and CEO Eric Schmidt to Speak at University of Pennsylvania's 253rd Commencement

 

PHILADELPHIA –- Eric Schmidt, whose 28-year career as an Internet strategist, entrepreneur and developer of innovative technologies was capped by his selection as Google chairman and chief executive officer in 2001, will deliver the commencement address at the University of Pennsylvania on Monday, May 18.

 

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 16, 2009

Penn Alum to Discuss Life Aboard Space Station


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Media Contact: | | February 16, 2009

University Message on Meningococcal Infections at Penn

TO: University Community

FROM: President Amy Gutmann, Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli, and Interim Provost Vincent Price

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 16, 2009

Penn Announces Part-Time Option for Master's Program in Non-Profit and NGO Leadership

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice will offer a part-time master’s degree in non-profit and non-governmental organization leadership beginning in the fall of 2009.

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

University of Pennsylvania "Commons" Creates Global Learning Connections for Environmental Sustainability

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania’s College of Liberal and Professional Studies has launched the LPS Open Learning Commons, an interactive online learning platform that incorporates social networking.