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Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs’ 2011 Business Plan Competition Chooses 26 Semi-Finalists
March 1, 2011
PHILADELPHIA, PA - The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania announces that the Wharton Business Plan Competition has chosen its 26 semi-finalists. The semi-finalists of the Competition, which is open to any University of Pennsylvania student and managed by Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs, will compete for $116,000 in prizes and the chance to present full business plans at the annual Venture Finals on April 27, 2011.  
Penn Center for High Impact Philanthropy Issues Special Report on Improving Teaching Quality
February 21, 2011
PHILADELPHIA –- The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania has released a special report highlighting how donors can improve the single biggest in-school factor affecting students: teaching quality.  “High Impact Philanthropy to Improve Teaching Quality: Focus on High-Need Secondary Students” identifies cost-effective nonprofit models that improve teachers’ skills, principals’ effectiveness and the way schools are organized. 
2011 Thouron Awardees Are Selected
January 31, 2011
CURF is proud to announce a Penn record-tying 7 Thouron Award winners! Grace Ambrose will graduate in 2011 from the College of Arts & Sciences with a BA in the History of Art, as well as a minor in Creative Writing. She has worked at the Whitney Museum in New York and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, and plans to study Curation while in the UK.
Penn, Wharton Get $6.5 Million Gift From Barry R. Lipman for Lipman Family Prize in Leadership, Innovation
January 26, 2011
The University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School are pleased to announce  a $6.5 million gift from Barry R. Lipman to establish the Lipman Family Prize.  Awarded annually, the Prize will recognize and amplify the work of an organization devoted to positive social impact and the creation of sustainable solutions to significant social and economic challenges.  Lipman, W’70, is a co-founder of Goldfarb & Lipman (now Goldfarb Lipman, a leading California law firm).
Six New Penn Fellows Announced
January 13, 2011
PHILADELPHIA – Six faculty members at the University of Pennsylvania have been named Penn Fellows for 2011. The announcement was made by Vincent Price, Penn provost, and Lynn Hollen Lees, vice provost for faculty. They are: • Vijay Balasubramanian, Merriam Term Associate Professor of Physics in the School of Arts and Sciences and a theoretical physicist who specializes in string theory, black holes, quantum gravity and applications of neuroscience. 
University of Pennsylvania Names Two New PIK Professors: Barbara Mellers and Philip Tetlock
December 9, 2010
PHILADELPHIA -- Barbara Mellers and Philip Tetlock have been appointed Penn Integrates Knowledge professors at the University of Pennsylvania. The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price.  Both PIK appointments are effective Jan. 1. 
Wharton Announces Enhancements to MBA Program Design for Increased Flexibility, Life-Long Education
December 6, 2010
To Embrace a New Global Generation of MBA Students, the Wharton School Changes Curriculum Design to Promote Individualized Learning Enhanced Program Sees the MBA as Just the Beginning of a Business Leader’s Education: Commits to Tuition-Free, On-Going Executive Education for New MBA Graduates
Penn IUR Report on Vacant Land Management Released
November 22, 2010
PHILADELPHIA- The 40,000 vacant parcels in Philadelphia cause $3.6 billion in reduced property values, cost more than $20 million per year in city maintenance and nets the city  $70 million less in property taxes, according to a report on the vacant land management system in Philadelphia released this month by the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Philadelphia.
Two From Penn Win Marshall Scholarships
November 22, 2010
PHILADELPHIA – Two University of Pennsylvania seniors, Kristin Hall and GJ Melendez-Torres, have won Marshall Scholarships.
Penn Center for High Impact Philanthropy Hosts Inaugural Seminar Featuring Newark Mayor
November 5, 2010
              PHILADELPHIA –- The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania will host its inaugural seminar, “Addressing the Needs of Vulnerable Families,” on Monday, Nov. 8, featuring Cory A. Booker, mayor of Newark, N.J., as the keynote speaker.