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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 14, 2009

Penn's Models of Excellence Staff-Recognition Program Turns 10 Years Old

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania’s Models of Excellence program, the primary vehicle for recognizing and honoring contributions that staff members make to Penn, is marking its 10th anniversary.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 8, 2009

Penn Hosts "Universities and Disasters: A Katrina Case Study" to Develop "How To" Guide for "Next Time"

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice is hosting “Universities and Disasters: Katrina Case Study,” a discussion group, from April 29 to May 1 at the University City Sheraton, 36th and Chestnut streets.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820March 30, 2009

Penn GSE Professor Named Fellow of the International Youth Library in Munich

PHILADELPHIA — Lawrence Sipe, a professor in the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, has been named a Fellow of Munich’s International Youth Library, a collection of more than 600,000 children’s books. The fellowship began on March 1 and will end May 31. Sipe is an authority in early-childhood literacy development.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151March 19, 2009
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Media Contact: | | March 12, 2009

Statement from President Amy Gutmann and Board Chair James Riepe on the death of Leonore Annenberg

It is with great sorrow that we inform you of the death of Leonore Annenberg (HON '85), Emeritus Trustee and founding member of the Joint Committee of the Trustees of the Annenberg School for Communication, and for decades one of Penn’s most committed and supportive friends.
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Media Contact: | | March 6, 2009

“Thirteen Miles from Paradise: John Moore” Exhibition to Open at Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery

 

PHILADELPHIA — “Thirteen Miles from Paradise: John Moore,” which opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on April 11, is an exhibit of 16 industrial landscape paintings that focus on sites from Ohio to Pennsylvania, including Coatesville, Pa., an industrial town that has been an ongoing subject for the artist since his first painting there in 1986.

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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