University Communications Staff

Greg Johnson

Managing Editor

215-898-1427

gregj@upenn.edu

The Environmental Protection Agency reports that Americans, despite the country’s beautiful spacious skies, purple mountain majesties, and amber waves of grain, spend 90 percent of their time indoors. 
Formerly incarcerated individuals must contend with a barrage of social barriers, including the stigma associated with being an ex-offender, and a lack of money, job skills, social skills, and communal ties.
Learning through memorizing is how some students succeed or excel in high school, but at Penn, rote learning doesn’t usually cut it. By and large, the transition from high school to Penn requires a deeper level of academic rigor for which students are not always prepared.
MASON–DIXON LINE: Waynesboro, Pa., native Michael R. McDonald is a third-year student at Penn Law School, and the editor-in-chief of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.
CITY OF PENN: Penn, as of December 2014, has a total regular work force of more than 34,000 employees—split almost equally between the University and the Health System—making Penn the largest private employer in Philadelphia and one of its largest taxpayers.
Mother Nature has dropped mountains of snow on Penn’s campus over the last two winters, in all its frosty shapes and forms. Heavy, mushy, slush has fallen, along with light, fluffy flakes, freezing rain, flash snowstorms, thundersnow—the University has seen it all. The Division of Facilities and Real Estate Services (FRES) is responsible for clearing snow from Penn sidewalks, bridges, and walkways, and ensuring that the campus is accessible and safe.
Ezekiel Dixon-Román, an assistant professor in the School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2), had an adventurous high school career, attending four different schools in three different states. He started out at Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., the city where he was born and raised. His mother, who worked for IBM, was transferred to Austin, Texas in 1993, where Dixon-Román attended Round Rock High School.
Almost every other Monday, the Division of Human Resources (HR) formally welcomes the newest members of the University community at the HR New Staff Orientation Program, a three-hour, in-person introduction to Penn that is open to all benefits-eligible employees.
[youtube]http://youtu.be/AVnhWxDARbM[/youtube] SUNSHINE CITY: From Harare, Zimbabwe, Rutendo Chigora, 22, is a senior double majoring in international relations and political science, and minoring in English. In December, she was awarded a non-U.S. Rhodes Scholarship and will study at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England.
Unsafe sexual behaviors, such as having unprotected sex or multiple sex partners, greatly increase the risk of contracting a sexually transmitted infection (STI), such as HIV—the virus that causes AIDS.