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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: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: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: | | September 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.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422
Media Contact:Barbara Lea-Kruger | bkruger@.upenn.edu | 215-898-2698August 22, 2008

PennGreen Initiative Will Train Students to Lead an Environmentally Conscious Culture on Penn Campus

WHAT: PennGreen, a week-long pre-orientation pilot leadership training program designed to provide selected University of Pennsylvania upperclassmen with information and skills they can use to give future incoming freshmen an environmental introduction to the campus and Philadelphia.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422August 4, 2008

Penn President Amy Gutmann Named to ServiceNation Summit Leadership Council

PHILADELPHIA -- Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, has agreed to serve on the ServiceNation Summit Leadership Council, joining a group of influential individuals from diverse sectors of American life, including media, business, government, education, entertainment and philanthropy who endorse a comprehensive new proposal for enhancing service opportunities across the country.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422July 22, 2008

Penn's Information Systems and Computing Division Named ‘Best Place to Work' in Mid-Atlantic, No. 6 in U.S.

PHILADELPHIA – In its annual “100 Best Places to Work in IT” survey, Computerworld Magazine has named the University of Pennsylvania’s Division of Information Systems and Computing the No. 1 employer for information-technology professionals in the Mid-Atlantic Region for the fourth consecutive year.