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Media Contact:Joy McIntyre | joymc@nursing.upenn.edu | 215-898-5074June 7, 2011

Three Penn Nursing Professors to Be Inducted as American Academy of Nursing Fellows

            PHILADELPHIA –- Three University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing professors will receive one of the highest honors in nursing when they’re inducted as fellows in the American Academy of Nursing.  The ceremony will be held at the Academy’s annual meeting in October in Washington.

Commencement 2011

Under gray, overcast skies, nearly 6,000 graduates of the University of Pennsylvania’s 12 schools marched down Locust Walk and into Franklin Field for Monday’s 255th Commencement ceremony.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 6, 2011

Denzel Washington, Six Others to Receive Honorary Degrees at Penn’s 255th Commencement

 

 

WHAT:           University of Pennsylvania’s 255th Commencement ceremony

 

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658 (office), 215-852-8017 (mobile)May 3, 2011

Penn Forum in New York to Examine How the Urban Environment Impacts Women’s Health

 

WHAT:              “Healthy Cities: Healthy Women,” a forum on how the health of women, the health impact of living in an urban environment and the practice of public health intersect.  

Penn Relays

The Penn Relay Carnival, better known as the Penn Relays, is one of Philadelphia’s most anticipated annual events. Originally held in 1895 as a dedication celebration for Franklin Field, the Relays have taken place during the final weekend of April for more than a century.

 

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Media Contact:Joy McIntyre | joyme@nursing.upenn.edu | 218-898-5074 May 2, 2011

National Institute of Nursing Research Director to Speak at Penn Nursing School on the Future of Nursing

WHO:            Patricia Grady, Director, National Institute of Nursing Research

WHAT:          “The Future of Nursing Science”

WHEN:          May 11, 2011

                      Noon-1 p.m.

Hey Day

Following a tradition that reaches back to 1916, Penn juniors celebrated Hey Day 2011 by donning red shirts, strutting along Locust Walk carrying canes and biting into straw hats. A celebration that is unique to Penn, Hey Day marks the “moving up” of juniors to the senior class. This year’s event began with a class picnic, followed by the boisterous class procession.

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Media Contact:Jennifer Baldino Bonett | jbaldino@nursing.upenn.edu | 215-746-3562April 26, 2011

Penn Nursing Signs Memorandum of Understanding With Peking University’s Nursing School

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and the School of Nursing at Peking University in Beijing have established a memorandum of understanding creating a formal research relationship between the schools. Peking University’s School of Nursing, with Guifang Guo as dean, is widely considered the premier nursing school in China.

Penn Nursing also has academic partnerships in Botswana and India.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 26, 2011

Penn Forum to Examine How Women’s Health Is Impacted by Urban Environment


 PHILADELPHIA –- Leaders in health care, urban planning and public health will meet for the first time May 5 in New York to discuss ways to improve practice and policy to address unique health challenges of women in cities.

“Healthy Cities: Healthy Women” will be a forum on the health of women, the health impact of living in an urban environment and the practice of public health.  It is a project of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, the Penn Alumni Relations office and the Trustees’ Council of Penn Women.

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Media Contact:Jennifer Baldino Bonett | jbaldino@nursing.upenn.edu | April 25, 2011

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Receives $4.35M to Support Curriculum, Laboratories

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing has been awarded a $4.35 million grant from the Helene Fuld Trust, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., to support laboratory development and undergraduate curriculum revisions, which begin in September.

The award will underwrite: