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  • The University of Pennsylvania welcomes the fifth meeting of the Global Colloquium of University Presidents on Monday, April 4 and Tuesday, April 5, 2011. The Colloquium is an invitation-only meeting of some 25-30 university presidents from around the world. Each president is accompanied by a...
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  • "I consider myself, above all, a storyteller,” says Penn music composition student Melissa Dunphy, GR’13. And just one year into graduate school, this 29-year-old was creating music — for audiences on campus and across Philadelphia — that tells stories as unexpected as they are powerful. But...
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  • For teachers with little to no scientific training, leading science lessons in the classroom can be downright intimidating. Jamie Shuda—a self-described educator by training and scientist by interest—is making it her goal to demystify science in the classroom for both students and teachers. As the...
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  • When some students come to Penn, they’re seeking answers to life’s big questions around issues of justice, origins, love and identity. Starting in Fall 2011, 80 incoming College of Arts and Sciences students will be able to explore these big questions in a fully holistic, multidisciplinary way....
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  • The University of Pennsylvania and Penn Medicine contribute $14 billion yearly, or $38 million per day, to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and $9.5 billion, or $26 million per day, to the City of Philadelphia. The 2010 economic and fiscal impact of the university is outlined in a new independent...
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  • In October 2009, the Republic of Kazakhstan was struggling with  an ambitious plan to open the nation’s first research university – not just a college with professional schools, but a western-style, research-intensive English language university.  The Kazakhs were by no...
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  • Roman Shor, C’09, EAS’09, GEng’10, didn’t expect to see piles of floating litter when he set off on the Plastics at SEA expedition, the first federally funded venture to study the accumulation of plastics in the North Atlantic Ocean. He already knew that the term commonly used to describe the...
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  • Barbara Mellers and Philip Tetlock have been appointed Penn Integrates Knowledge professors at the University of Pennsylvania. The announcement was made Dec.9 by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price.  Both PIK appointments are effective Jan. 1.  The Penn Integrates...
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  • Take a tour of Penn’s campus and you’ll see modern buildings and green space coexisting peacefully with structures more than a century old. There’s the gleaming modern green brick of Skirkanich Hall nestled in between the Moore and Towne buildings. Or the 1924 Fisher-Bennett Hall and the 1890...
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  • Penn has a proud legacy of local engagement in the West Philadelphia area, serving as a major employer, a leader in health services and education, and a world-class University that weaves not just civic awareness, but also hands-on civic action, into its academic curriculum.   The Sayre High...
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  • In cooperation with the University of Pennsylvania’s 2010-11 Year of Water, the Arthur Ross Gallery hosts “The Dogon: Work, Women and Water” from Nov. 5-Jan. 9, featuring 15 photographs by renowned Magnum photographer Stuart Franklin. Last year, the Voss Foundation commissioned Franklin to...
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  • The bicycle leaning against the credenza in Karen Glanz’s office has as much to do with this Penn Integrates Knowledge professor’s interest in public health as it does with her personal dedication to physical fitness. Glanz, a professor of epidemiology and nursing who was recently named the...
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  • Penn alumni from all walks of life returned to campus the first weekend in October for Penn Spectrum, the University's first-ever weekend-long alumni conference celebrating diversity and community. The event, sponsored by the Office of the President and Penn Alumni Relations, focused on...
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  • In order to get at the heart of taboo subjects—drugs, homelessness, HIV risk and crime—Philippe Bourgois does more than simply study them from afar. For his 1995 book on street-level crack dealers in East Harlem, “In Search of Respect,” he moved into a house in the thick of that community’s drug...
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  • Urban gardens have become a familiar sight in Philadelphia—from the Mill Creek Farm to the west, the Schuylkill River Park Community Garden in Center City and Greensgrow Farms in Kensington. The University is now part of this growing urban farming landscape. The Penn Garden, founded and run by...
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  • University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann visited China March 8-12, 2010, joined by Penn deans and faculty members from across the University to initiate and reaffirm Penn’s academic partnerships and agreements with universities in Beijing. Penn also hosted events for alumni, friends...
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