10 Questions for the Dean of Admissions of the University of Pennsylvania

January 4, 2012

Dean Eric Furda and Patrick Bredehoft of Admissions are featured about the undergraduate admissions process, especially as it applies to students from India.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Pam Kosty | pkosty@upenn.edu | (215) 898-4045January 4, 2012

Penn Museum 125th Anniversary Celebration, Launch of Online Collections Database

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology on the Penn campus in Philadelphia dates its official founding to December 6, 1887. On that date, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania resolved to send “an exploring expedition to Babylonia”—with the stipulation that the University would build “suitable accommodations” to house any artifacts that the first expedition team, and others, would bring back.

Benefits, and a Few Snags, in Recruiting

December 22, 2011

Mike Murphy, men’s lacrosse coach, comments on recruiting messages that highlight successful Penn graduates to attract prospective students and parents.

Article Source: New York Times

Nurturing a Nascent Video Game Industry in Philadelphia

December 22, 2011

Penn is cited as the only Ivy League school with a graduate program in game programming.

Financial Aid Changes Game as Ivy Sports Teams Flourish

December 22, 2011

Athletic Director Steve Bilsky says, “We’re seeing a significant change in the caliber of the student-athlete.”

Article Source: New York Times

B-School Deans: Big Hopes for 2012 and Beyond

December 21, 2011

Dean Thomas Robertson of the Wharton School shares his thoughts on revamping the curriculum.

Article Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek

University of Pennsylvania Medical School Gets Big Anonymous Gift

December 19, 2011

Brian Strom of the Perelman School of Medicine will lead the new Neuroscience of Behavior Initiative, funded by an anonymous gift of $16.3 million.

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | Katie.Delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964December 20, 2011

Penn Medical Researchers Dispute the Efficacy of a Breast Cancer Treatment

PHILADELPHIA -- Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine are suggesting that a prophylactic treatment option increasingly offered to breast cancer patients has only a slight benefit, and the modest gains to life expectancy the treatment provides may actually be offset by decreases in quality of life for many patients.

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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369December 19, 2011

Penn Receives $16 Million Gift to Launch New Initiative Focusing on the Neuroscience of Behavior

PHILADELPHIA - The Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania announces the establishment of the Neuroscience of Behavior Initiative.  This new initiative, funded by an anonymous gift, will strengthen Penn programs in basic, translational, clinical, and population research into the areas of addiction, depressive disorders, and neurodegenerative disease.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422December 12, 2011

Penn’s Netter Center Hosting National Conference Dec. 15

PHILADELPHIA – The Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania will hold a joint conference of the Anchor Institutions Task Force and the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools on Thursday, Dec .15.