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11/13/07 5:00am

News Brief: Obesity research center gets $3.5M

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation donated a five-year, $3.5-million research grant to the African-American Collaborative Obesity Research Network. AACORN, based at the School of Medicine, will use the money to conduct community-based research to reduce obesity among black children and adolescents.
11/02/07 5:00am

News Brief: Beauty magazine honors Gutmann

Glamour readers will see a familiar face in next month's issue: Amy Gutmann. The December issue of Glamour, to be released on Nov. 13, will include a photo portfolio of women like Jennifer Garner, Donna Karan, Elizabeth Edwards and Toni Morrison. Honoring them in its Women of the Year Tribute, the magazine - whose circulation reaches over two million - is also launching the Glamour Women of the Year Fund to raise funds for charities that will support the women and their causes.
10/24/07 5:00am

News Brief: Unlike other Ivies, U. earned few awards

Penn placed 12th among U.S. research institutions in the number of Fulbright Scholarships awarded by the State Department this year, according to a report released on Monday by the Institute of International Education. The report lists Penn as having earned 17 scholarships for study abroad out of a 108-person applicant pool.
10/11/07 5:00am

News Brief: Entrepreneurship list leaves out Wharton

Entrepreneur Magazine and The Princeton Review released its fifth annual ranking of the top 50 graduate and undergraduate entrepreneurship programs in the nation with one school conspicuously missing from both: Wharton. Babson College ranked number one among the undergraduate programs and the University of Southern California was lauded as the number one graduate program.
10/11/07 5:00am

News Brief: Three Penn Med profs named to IOM

Three professors from the Penn School of Medicine were elected this week as members of the Institute of Medicine. Membership at the IOM, a Washington, D.C.-based organization that provides advice to policymakers and health professionals, is one of the nation's highest honors in biomedicine this week.
10/10/07 5:00am

News Brief: Design professor wins book prize

Anita Berrizbeitia, a professor at the Penn School of Design, won the Foundation for Landscape Studies 2007 J. B. Jackson Book Prize for her work, Roberto Burle Marx in Caracas: Parque del Este,1956-1961. The 120-page book, published by the University, looks at the garden designs of Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx.
10/09/07 5:00am

News Brief: Scholarship named for U.S. Marines

A new scholarship from the Wharton School will enable one U.S. Marine Corps officer to attend a Wharton Executive Education course, business school officials announced at the end of last month. The scholarship, officially dubbed the Captain Robert M. Secher Scholarship, was created to honor Secher for his contributions to Wharton, including spearheading the Quantico Leadership Venture, which builds upon U.
09/07/07 5:00am
A female undergraduate was brought back to safety after attempting to jump off the roof of the 10-story Fresh Grocer parking garage on 40th and Walnut streets yesterday afternoon. Penn Police, the Philadelphia Police and Fire departments and University and city psychological counselors negotiated with the student for about two hours until she eventually climbed off the ledge and onto the roof’s platform at about 5:20 p.m.
09/06/07 5:00am

Student's suicide attempt thwarted

A female Penn undergraduate has been brought back to safety after threatening to jump from the roof of the Fresh Grocer parking garage. Penn Police, the Philadelphia Police and Fire Departments and University and city counselors negotiated with her for about two hours until she eventually climbed back down at about 5:20 p.m.
05/11/07 5:00am

Despite debates, Baker looks to inspire seniors

Former U.S. Cabinet member James Baker will deliver the keynote address at the University's 251st Commencement ceremony on Monday.
04/20/07 5:00am

News Brief: Alum receives Pulitzer Prize in journalism

1976 College alumnus Steve Stecklow is part of a four-person team to which the Pulitzer Prize for public-service journalism was awarded. Stecklow, a reporter for the The Wall Street Journal, worked at The Daily Pennsylvanian during his time at Penn. Since then, he continues to be involved with the Penn community and the DP Alumni Association.
04/19/07 5:00am

News Brief: Penn prof awarded Guggenheim grant

Computer Information and Science professor Sanjeev Khanna has been awarded with a Guggenheim Fellowship in honor of his work in theoretical computer science, University officials announced yesterday. Khanna's field specializes in the computer resources needed for certain computational tasks, like the analysis of algorithm complexity.
04/18/07 5:00am

MBA candidate to head GAPSA

Second-year MBA student Daniel Grabell is prepared to test the waters of the newly structured Graduate and Professional Student Assembly. In an election Monday night, Grabell beat out two other contestants, Jamie Ford and Soren Harward, securing the position of GAPSA chairman for the 2007-2008 academic year.
04/17/07 5:00am

DPS: Penn Police would be prepared for similar incident

In the wake of shootings on the Virginia Tech campus, Vice President of Public Safety Maureen Rush called for better communication and improved student preparedness as the best way to ensure safety if a similar incident were to occur on campus. Thirty-two people were killed before an unidentified gunman took his own life yesterday at the rural Virginia campus in the worst mass shooting in United States history.
04/17/07 5:00am

News Brief: Symposium to discuss the efficacy of charities

The University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Policy and Practice will host a symposium next week to address ways for charitable donors to assess whether they are, in fact, affecting their designated causes. Former Penn President Judith Rodin will deliver the keynote speech of the "Benjamin Franklin Leadership Symposium.
04/17/07 5:00am

News Brief: Fellowship to focus on legal studies, ethics

The Wharton School of Business will now offer a doctoral fellowship in business ethics, Wharton officials announced Friday. The fellowship, officially titled the Lewis Platt Doctoral Fellowship in Business Ethics, is intended to fund students in Wharton's Ph.
04/13/07 5:00am

News Brief: PennSound adds Ezra Pound poetry

Rare poetry recordings of Ezra Pound are now available for download on PennSound, the University-wide archive of Mp3 poetry sound files. Files from Pound - an acclaimed poet - include previously unknown recordings that were made between 1962 and 1972. On the site, his work is complemented by a detailed essay by Richard Sieburth, an acclaimed translator and author.
03/22/07 5:00am

News Brief: CEO to give keynote at MBA graduation

Lakshmi Mittal will deliver the keynote address at the Wharton School's MBA Commencement on May 13, Wharton officials announced yesterday. Mittal is the president and CEO of Arcelor Mittal, the world's largest steel company. Mittal is a former member of the Wharton Board of Overseers - an advisory group predominantly composed of Wharton alumni - and many of his relatives, including his daughter-in-law, niece and nephew graduated from the School.
03/21/07 5:00am

News Brief: Penn launches Center for Ovarian Cancer

The University is now home to a center dedicated to the early detection and cure of ovarian cancer. The announcement of this facility, officially known as The Center for Research on Early Detection and Cure of Ovarian Center, was made on Monday. It will be directed by George Coukos, an internationally renowned gynecologic oncologist and research scientist.
03/16/07 5:00am

Groups look beyond controversy

When Jodie Foster was selected as last year's Commencement speaker, University officials had little to worry about her views on the Middle East, the United States and politics in general. But with a long career of divisive politics, James Baker is a different story.
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