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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 12, 2012

Trustees’ Council of Penn Women Present Beacon Award to Author Toni Morrison

PHILADELPHIA -- Author Toni Morrison has been honored for her contributions to literature and the arts and her commitment to advancing, supporting and promoting women.

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Media Contact:Gina Bryan | bryangm@upenn.edu | 215-898-8721March 29, 2012

Archiving Penn’s Past

PHILADELPHIA — It’s all there: 14, 000 cubic feet of paper records and 35,000 images, photographs, drawings and prints, tucked away in the University Archives and Records Center and telling stories of more than two-and-a-half centuries at the University of Pennsylvania.

Guardianship of that historical treasure has fallen for more than 20 years to Mark Frazier Lloyd.

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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369March 27, 2012

Penn Receives $2 Million to Help Prevent Chronic Diseases Among HIV-Positive African-American Men

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine, the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, have received a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study novel approaches to preventing chronic diseases in HIV-positive African-American men.

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Media Contact:Kate FitzGerald | kfitz@wharton.upenn.edu | 215-898-8999March 26, 2012

Wharton School and University of Pennsylvania Select Lipman Family Prize Finalists Vying for $100,000

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has announced its selection of three finalist organizations vying for the Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize.  The Lipman Family Prize recognizes and amplifies the work of organizations devoted to positive social impact and the creation of sustainable solutions to significant social and economic challenges.  Prize finalists will present to the Prize Committee on April 12 and the winner will be selected and a

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422March 27, 2012

At Penn, Education Commons at Weiss Pavilion to Host Open House March 28

PHILADELPHIA -- Franklin Field: It’s not just for sports any more.    

Education Commons, a new study space for students on the mezzanine of the George A. Weiss Pavilion at the historic stadium, is now open, and the Penn community is invited to check it out from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 28. 

Managed by Penn Libraries, it is a 168-seat, 6,400-square-foot, state-of-the-art study and information facility designed to support teaching and collaborative learning. 

Audio: U. Penn Wharton School Excels in Silicon Valley

March 26, 2012

Bernadette Birt of the Wharton School – San Francisco discusses the impact of the satellite campus on the West Coast.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460March 20, 2012

Provost Announces Penn Social Science and Policy Forum

PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania has launched the Penn Social Science and Policy Forum.  The announcement was made by Penn Provost Vincent Price.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151March 20, 2012

Geoffrey Canada of the Harlem Children’s Zone to Speak at Penn’s 256th Commencement

PHILADELPHIA –- Geoffrey Canada, president of the Harlem Children’s Zone, which provides educational, social and medical services to children in that New York City neighborhood, will deliver the address at the University of Pennsylvania’s 256th commencement on Monday, May 14.

Canada’s pioneering work with the HCZ Project has served thousands of Central Harlem children from the time they are born. The program is a model for other communities across thenation. His work was featured in the award-winning 2010 documentary “Waiting for Superman.”

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Media Contact:Amy Montgomery | amylmo@upenn.edu | 215-573-8386 March 15, 2012

Penn IUR Honors Leaders in Urban Affairs at the Eighth Annual Urban Leadership Forum

PHILADELPHIA - - The Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR) hosts the 8th Annual Urban Leadership Forum, “Strong Communities and Cities, Sustainable Nations,” on Wednesday March 21st from 11am to 1pm to celebrate exemplary leaders who are guiding cities toward a sustainable and vibrant future.

More College Students May Be Asked to Declare Sexual Orientation

March 14, 2012

Penn is cited for reaching out to admitted applicants who identify as gay.

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