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    The University of Pennsylvania

    by etfromnc Written Jan 17, 2012

    One of the superior educational institutions in the United States, the University of Pennsylvania would well be worthy of a few hours of your time. Famous for its Wharton Business School (considered by many to be the best in the nation) and its archeological museum, it is not so widely known that the U of P is also where the digital age began. The first general purpose electronic computer (ENIAC - Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer) was developed here during World War II and unveiled to the general public on Valentine's Day of 1946. The developers of ENIAC helped to assure the live birth of the digital age via a series of influential lectures on the construction of electronic digital computers at the University of Pennsylvania in 1946. This lecture series is known as the Moore School Lectures.
    The university also sits in a beautiful green, wooded campus in west Philadelphia which can be a great spot to unwind from a busy day of shopping or touring.

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    University of Pennsylvania

    by apbeaches Written Jul 15, 2008

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    Penn is a private university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Penn claims to be America's first university and is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States. Penn is also a member of the Ivy League, and is one of the Colonial Colleges. About 4,500 professors serve nearly 10,000 full-time undergraduate and 10,000 graduate and professional students.

    Benjamin Franklin, Penn's founder, advocated an educational program that focused as much on practical education for commerce and public service as on the classics and theology. Penn was one of the first academic institutions to follow a multidisciplinary model pioneered by several European universities, concentrating several "faculties" (e.g., theology, classics, medicine) into one institution.

    We enjoyed touring the campus, watching a football game, had a good lunch and enjoyed shopping in the bookshop.

    In FY2007, Penn's academic research programs undertook more than $787 million in research, involving some 4,200 faculty, 870 postdoctoral fellows, 3,800 graduate students, and 5,400 support staff. Much of the funding is provided by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for biomedical research.

    Penn tops the Ivy League in annual spending, with a projected 2007 budget of $5.18 billion. In 2007, it ranked fourth among U.S. universities in fundraising, bringing in about $392.4 million in private support.[7]

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    University of Pennsylvania

    by ianerin Written Apr 14, 2006

    UPENN, an Ivy League Institution, was founded by Benjamin Franklin in the 18th century. The university dominates much of West Philadelphia and is a campus worth investigating. It has some wonderful quad areas and great architecture. The neighborhood around the university is also full of interesting shops and restaurants.

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