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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820December 17, 2008

During Economic Downturn, Penn's Center for High Impact Philanthropy Guides Educational Philanthropists

PHILADELPHIA — The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania has released its first investment guide for philanthropists seeking to make a meaningful impact on a core issue in the U.S. educational system: stopping the flood of at-risk students who fail to develop the skills necessary to become productive, self-reliant adults.

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Media Contact: | | December 4, 2008

President Amy Gutmann issues a statement on Penn and the economy

Dear Members of Our University Community:

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

Penn Education Researcher Takes Home ASHE Award


PHILADELPHIA — Shaun Harper, a researcher in the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, has been awarded the 2008 Early Career Award from the Association for the Study of Higher Education.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422November 24, 2008

First Graduates of Lucien E. Blackwell Apprenticeship Program at Penn Start to Work as Apprentices

WHO:

The first 25-plus participants of the Lucien E. Blackwell Apprenticeship Program at the University of Pennsylvania that successfully completed the program and are working as apprentices.

WHEN:

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 6 p.m.

WHERE:

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, 3400 Civic Center Blvd.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-01422November 17, 2008

Penn President Amy Gutmann and Other Penn Faculty Participate in Summit on the Global Agenda in Dubai

PHILADELPHIA – Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, was among world leaders participating in the Summit on the Global Agenda, a project of the World Economic Forum held in Dubai.

The inaugural Summit, held Nov. 7-9, was a gathering of the world’s most influential thinkers, including leaders from academia, business, government and society. Its purpose is to advance solutions to the most critical challenges facing humanity.

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Media Contact: | | November 6, 2008
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Media Contact: | | October 20, 2008

President Amy Gutmann issues a statement on Penn and the economy


Dear Members of Our University Community:

Over the last few weeks the world has seen the American capital and credit markets experience their worst turmoil in three generations. It is no wonder that the state of the economy is on everyone’s mind, even as we go about our day-to-day work of studying, teaching, conducting research, volunteering in our communities and supporting the mission of this great university.

Dear Members of Our University Community:

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 20, 2008

Penn to Host International Research Forum of Nine APEC Members to Improve Math, Science Teacher Preparation

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education will host delegations of senior education researchers and policy makers from nine members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum on Oct. 26-27 to plan an international study on secondary-school math- and science-teacher preparation.

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Media Contact:Sara Stewart | arg@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-898-3617October 17, 2008

”Kings, Chiefs and Women of Power: Images From Nigeria” to Open at Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery

PHILADELPHIA — “Kings, Chiefs and Women of Power: Images From Nigeria,” which opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on Nov. 14, is an exhibit of 30 large Cibachrome prints by Phyllis Galembo.

These photographs, taken in 1993-1994, highlight the costumes, customs and traditions of the Benin and southern Nigerian communities.

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Media Contact: | | October 17, 2008

Penn Announces Continued Commitment to Affordability

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania announced today that it remains firmly committed to making a Penn education affordable for students from all economic backgrounds regardless of the uncertain economic times.

“The founder of the University of Pennsylvania, Benjamin Franklin, once commented that an investment in education pays the best dividends,” Penn President Amy Gutmann said. “His perspective came during a period of history when an emerging nation also faced turbulent times.”