President Amy Gutmann offers condolences to the Virginia Tech community
The University of Pennsylvania extends its heartfelt condolences to the Virginia Tech campus community. The thoughts and prayers of Penn's students, faculty, and staff are with the victims and families affected by Monday's horrifying and tragic events.In the wake of campus violence elsewhere, it is natural to ask questions about safety here at Penn.
Food Network's 'Dinner Impossible' Episode Filmed at Penn Fraternity; Brothers Slice, Dice, Shop and Serve
PHILADELPHIA - An upcoming episode of "Dinner Impossible," the Food Network's version of a culinary "Mission: Impossible," will feature Psi Upsilon fraternity brothers from the University of Pennsylvania doing their part to create a feast for Penn President Amy Gutmann and guests.
Statement on Citibank Loan Program
The University of Pennsylvania has agreed to modify one of its student loan programs, which is offered by Citibank, in response to a recent inquiry made to the University by the New York Attorney General. Penn will reimburse all participants who borrowed from the Penn CitiAssist program for fees paid by Citibank to the University.
Actor Kal Penn to Teach at the University of Pennsylvania
PHILADELPHIA - Kal Penn, star of the new film "The Namesake" and known for his role as Kumar in the movie "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle," will be a guest instructor at the University of Pennsylvania. He will teach two undergraduate courses in the spring semester of 2008 tentatively titled "Images of Asian Americans in the Media" and "Contemporary American Teen Films."
Penn's Latino Coalition to Work on Taller Puertorriqueno Community Garden
Penn's Latino Coalition to Work on Taller Puertorriqueno Community GardenWHO:Latino Coalition of the University of Pennsylvania WHAT:Flower planting, figurine painting, garden restorationWHEN:March 24, 200710:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.WHERE:Taller Puertorriqueno Garden2721 N. 5th St.Philadelphia
Penn Sets Tuition for 2007-2008 Academic Year
PHILADELPHIA -- Total undergraduate charges for tuition, fees and room and board at the University of Pennsylvania will increase 4.9 percent for the 2007-2008 academic year, bringing the total cost of an undergraduate year to $46,124. The increase was approved today by Penn's Board of Trustees.
James Baker to Speak at Penn Commencement; Honorees Also Include Aretha Franklin, Ruth Bader Ginsburg
PHILADELPHIA - James A. Baker III, a co-chair of the Iraq Study Group who has served as secretary of state and secretary of the treasury, will deliver the address at the University of Pennsylvania's 251st Commencement on Monday, May 14.
Penn Alexander School Students to Join Role Models in Interactive Videoconference to Celebrate Women's Day
WHAT: In celebration of International Women's Day, the Pennsylvania Commission for Women and MAGPI, the Internet2 provider at the University of Pennsylvania, will co-sponsor an interactive virtual panel discussion and lunch with female role models featured in the commission's book, "Voices,", and school students from grades 6-8 at selected schools across the state.
University of Pennsylvania Names Andrew C. Porter Dean of the Graduate School of Education
PHILADELPHIA -- Andrew C. Porter, the Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Leadership Policy and Organization and Director of the Learning Sciences Institute at Vanderbilt University, has been named Dean of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. He will begin Aug. 1.
Musical Talent, Not His Physics Degrees, Makes Possible A Carnegie Hall Debut for Penn Graduate Student
PHILADELPHIA - An inquisitive nature about the workings of the world around him brought New York City native Jonathan Fisher to the University of Pennsylvania nine years ago to study physics. An exceptional musical talent will soon take him home again.
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PA Society: ‘It’s an annual tradition and a must-attend event’ for politicians and power brokers
President Amy Gutmann will be honored at the 121st Annual Dinner of the Pennsylvania Society in New York City tomorrow.
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No more ‘Just trust us’: Some private universities are raising the curtain on their inner workings
Dawn Bonnell, vice provost for research, discussed about Penn’s decision to published a booklet about guidance on global research.
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Phoenixville native and Harvard senior awarded Rhodes Scholarship; Penn, Princeton students also winners
A Penn student, senior Nurul Ezzaty Binti Hasbullah, and alum Stephen Damianos were awarded Rhodes Scholarships to attend Oxford University in England beginning in September.
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Three MBA admissions heads explain why record numbers of women are going to business school
Blair Mannix of the Wharton School spoke about the business school’s supportive environment. “People on the outside of the community and culture think it’s a competitive environment, but if you speak to anyone who’s a member of it, it’s extremely collaborative,” she said.
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Can hiring women police officers make communities safer?
Vice President Maureen Rush of Public Safety, one of the first 100 women to join Philadelphia’s police department, spoke about the role of women in law enforcement.
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