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Penn’s 258th Commencement

The journey leading to Commencement can be a challenging one—and on Monday, May 19, the University community gathered to celebrate students’ significant academic achievement.

More than 5,000 graduates received their degrees at Penn’s 258th Commencement, held on a sunny, picture-perfect spring day.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422May 15, 2014

Penn Partners Break Ground on FMC Tower at Cira Centre South

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On May 14, President Amy Gutmann joined city and state officials and project partners from Brandywine Trust and FMC Corp. at the groundbreaking for the new FMC Tower at Cira Centre South, a new gateway to Penn's campus.

On May 14, 2014, with fireworks, a 50-foot banner and a dramatic unveiling in which partner logos were unearthed at the project site at 30th and Walnut Streets, more than 200 dignitaries and guests gathered to mark the groundbreaking of FMC Tower at Cira Centre® South – the final phase in the collaborative redevelopment of U.S.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151May 8, 2014

2014 Marks 120th Penn Relays

On April 24 through 26, as the Penn Relays celebrated its 120th year, more than 18,000 athletes from more than 60 countries took to Franklin Field on the University of Pennsylvania campus to compete in 425 events.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 21, 2014

‘Botswana 2.0' Symposium to be Held April 23 at Penn

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Members of the University of Pennsylvania community are invited to attend a free symposium designed to increase awareness about Penn’s global health work in Botswana and opportunities for students to become involved in international work and research there. Free breakfast will be served starting at 8 a.m.

WHO            Tebelelo Secretse, ambassador of Botswana to the United States

Penn and ADL Partner for Holocaust Education

Penn and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) of Philadelphia presented a half-day workshop to introduce teachers and future teachers to “Echoes and Reflections,” a multimedia Holocaust education curriculum designed by the ADL and the USC Shoah Foundation Institute.

City Real Estate Continues to Have ‘Fits and Starts’

April 15, 2014

Kevin Gillen of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for his analysis of home sales in Philadelphia.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

The ICA Turns 50

Throughout the past half-century, the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at the University of Pennsylvania has earned its international reputation as an adventurer in contemporary art by highlighting unconventional artists and their unique works.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 4, 2014

Penn Students Vie for Grand Prize in PennVention Competition

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The Weiss Tech House holds an annual invention competition known as PennVention. The final round will see the distribution of more than $20,000 in prizes.

WHO:              Alan Greenberger
                         Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Director of Commerce

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Media Contact:Deborah Lang | dlang@upenn.edu | 215-880-2372March 24, 2014

Penn IUR Announces Recipients of the 10th Annual Urban Leadership Awards

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The University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR) is proud to announce the recipients of its 10th annual Urban Leadership Award, which honors urban visionaries for their transformative leadership for sustainable and inclusive cities.

The University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR) is proud to announce the recipients of its 10th annual Urban Leadership Award, which honors urban visionaries for their transformative leadership for sustainable and inclusive cities.