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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422 August 4, 2010

Penn Reading Project Flushes Out Toilet Taboos as University Kicks Off Year of Water Celebration

PHILADELPHIA –- The “Unmentionable World of Human Waste” will get more than just mentioned when Rose George’s “The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters” takes its place as the text for the 2010-11 Penn Reading Project at the University of Pennsylvania.

Interviews Are Regaining a Foothold in College Admissions Process

August 2, 2010

Dean Eric Furda of Admissions discusses college admission interviews.

Article Source: Washington Post

In Charge From Before Enrollment to After Graduation

August 1, 2010

J. J. Cutler of the Wharton School is profiled as he answers questions about merging admissions and career services.

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Media Contact:Peter Winicov | winicov@wharton.upenn.edu | 215-746-6471 August 2, 2010

Wharton Hosts Treasury Deputy Secretary to Discuss Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

WHAT:

On the heels of the enactment of the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School announces that Treasury Deputy Secretary Neal S. Wolin - one of the Administration's key architects of financial reform - will speak to students, faculty and business leaders. Deputy Secretary Wolin will deliver remarks on the path forward for the implementation of these historic reforms and engage in a question and answer dialogue with the audience.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 26, 2010

Penn GSE Launches U.S.-China Future Leaders Program

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education-International is partnering with Beijing University and East China Normal University to create the U.S.-China Future Leaders Program to develop close relationships among young leaders and improve mutual understanding and respect.


Twenty students from universities in the U.S. and China are participating in this two-month program.  For one month the students will live in China and for one month they will live in the U.S.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | July 26, 2010

Making History Campaign Co-Chair Makes $5 Million Gift to Endow University PIK Professorship

PHILADELPHIA -- University of Pennsylvania Trustee Robert M. Levy and Diane v.S. Levy have made a $5 million gift designated for faculty support.  The gift will be used to endow a Penn Integrates Knowledge Professorship, which will be named the Diane v.S. and Robert M. Levy University Professorship.

The announcement was made by Penn President Amy Gutmann.

Elite Group: Audio Outtakes of the U.S. Investment Management Roundtable Discussion

July 23, 2010

Kristin Gilbertson of Investments is cited for the University’s successful endowment.

Article Source: Institutional Investor
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Media Contact:Joe Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | July 20, 2010

Professors Robert Hornik, Joseph Turow Named ICA Fellows

Robert Hornik, Ph.D., the Wilbur Schramm Professor of Communication and Director of the Center of Excellence in Cancer Communication Research; and Joseph Turow, Ph.D., the Robert Lewis Shayon Professor of Communication, became Fellows of the International Communication Association (ICA). Their election as ICA Fellows took place during the IC
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151 July 20, 2010

Penn Is Among Top Medium-Sized Universities Contributing Graduates to Teach For America

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania ranks fourth in medium-sized colleges and universities in the number of 2010 graduates who are joining Teach For America. 

The 43 recent Penn graduates are committing the next two years to teach in underserved urban and rural public schools and will begin teaching in schools across the country in the fall. 

Teach for America recruited the students from all academic majors and backgrounds who demonstrated outstanding achievement, perseverance and leadership. 

Companies Get Fat Off the Fat of Children

July 19, 2010

The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative is cited for its health-initiative outreach.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer