Dedication Wednesday for Wave Forms, City's Newest Public Art Gracing Domus Complex at Penn
WHAT: Dedication of Philadelphia's latest public art project, "Wave Forms," designed by New York artist Dennis Oppenheim.
James Baker to Speak at Penn Commencement; Honorees Include Aretha Franklin, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Aaron Beck
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, at Franklin Field, 33rd and South streets. The procession of graduates begins at 9 a.m.
South African Constitutional Court Justice to Speak at University of Pennsylvania Law School Commencement
South African Constitutional Court Justice to Speak at University of Pennsylvania Law School CommencementWHO: Yvonne Mokgoro, justice of the Constitutional Court of South AfricaWHAT: University of Pennsylvania Law School CommencementWHEN: May 14, 2007, 3 p.m.WHERE: Academy of MusicBroad and Locust streets
University of Pennsylvania Adopts Windows Live @ edu to Deliver Communications Platform to Students
PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania has partnered with Microsoft to enhance the communications platform it offers to many of its students.
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.
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University of Pennsylvania Health System names insider as new CEO, succeeding Ralph Muller
Kevin Mahoney has been named CEO of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. President Amy Gutmann praised Mahoney’s “profound personal commitment to Penn’s ambitious vision to build the academic health system of the future.”
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Head of Morris Arboretum retiring after more than 42 years, a rare tenure in botanical world
Paul Meyer was profiled for his 42-year career at the Morris Arboretum, which was transformed under his leadership. Still, he remains modest. “I played a role, but it’s a team of people. ‘We stand on the shoulders of giants,’” said Meyer. “That’s been my philosophy.”
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The push is on at college career centers: They work with students earlier and alumni decades later
Career Services’ Barbara Hewitt spoke about Penn’s lifelong support for alumni seeking career guidance.
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Amid marketing and social-media onslaughts, Gen Z women have to find ourselves
Sophomore Claire Sliney of Los Angeles wrote an op-ed about efforts by women of her generation to “develop our own authentic identities in this world inundated with nonstop content and manipulative marketing.”
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How UPenn cut counseling wait times in half without hiring more counselors
Meeta Kumar and other Counseling and Psychological Services staffers spoke about their efforts to increase access to mental health care on Penn’s campus. To cut wait times in half, administrators studied data and student complaints, empowered frontline employees, and helped counselors balance their caseloads.
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