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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422
Media Contact:Patricia Graue | | 212-333-3810March 10, 2015

University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School Launch Penn Wharton China Center

The University of Pennsylvania (“Penn”) and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (“Wharton”) today announced the opening of the Penn Wharton China Center (“PWCC”) in Beijing, China. The Center is an important expansion of Penn’s engagement with China, which began in 1896 when the first Chinese student enrolled at Penn. It will operate through the University’s China based affiliate, Penn Wharton Consulting (Beijing) Co, LTD.

Rendell Center moves to Penn

March 4, 2015

President Amy Gutmann is quoted about the Rendell Center for Civics & Civic Engagement’s relocation to the Annenberg Public Policy Center.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Design of Pennovation Center Gets Approval From Penn Board

February 26, 2015

President Amy Gutmann is quoted about the Pennovation Center design.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 26, 2015

Helping Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Penn Students Stay True to Who They Are

University of Pennsylvania junior Roderick Cook believes that it’s important for those in positions of privilege and power to redistribute resources to help marginalized communities in Philadelphia and beyond.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151March 31, 2015

Penn Abroad in Tanzania Is Educational, Enlightening and Thrilling

Waking up and seeing a two-ton elephant nearby sounds like it could be a scene from a movie, but that’s exactly what University of Pennsylvania student Hannah Watene experienced while studying abroad in Tanzania.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422February 26, 2015

Penn Announces 2015-16 Financial-aid Budget, Tuition

The University of Pennsylvania announced today that it has authorized a $206 million financial-aid budget for 2015-16 — the largest in the University’s history — while increasing total undergraduate charges by 3.9 percent.

Rutendo Chigora: Rhodes Scholar & Activist

From Harare, Zimbabwe, Rutendo Chigora is a senior double majoring in international relations and political science, and minoring in English. In December, she was awarded one of the two Rhodes Scholarships available to students from Zimbabwe. She will study at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 16, 2015

Penn Student Chronicles the Emergence of Interdisciplinary Science Through Architecture

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Brit Shields, a graduate student in History and Sociology of Science, explores the role the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter played shaping the growth of interdisciplinary research at Penn.

By Madeleine Stone  @themadstone

Collaboration across scientific disciplines can lead to groundbreaking innovation. But, just as it takes a special type of scholar to cross academic boundaries, it takes a special type of building to make interdisciplinary alliances possible.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151January 28, 2015

Gospel Choir Fuels Hopefulness and Happiness at Penn

For members of the New Spirit of Penn Gospel Choir, singing and producing shows together is a joyful and meaningful part of their educational experience at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151January 21, 2015

Seeing The World Through New Penn Summer Abroad Programs

Students at the University of Pennsylvania can study in Cuba thanks to a Penn Summer Abroad program in Havana.