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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.
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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.