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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422May 1, 2009

Penn IUR Honors Leaders in Urban Affairs at the Fifth Annual Urban Leadership Forum

PHILADELPHIA – Three urban leaders have been honored by the Penn Institute for Urban Research at the 5th Annual Urban Leadership Forum, “Building Competitive and Sustainable Cities,” at the University of Pennsylvania.

Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, former Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening and Bruce Katz of the Brookings Institution were singled out as exemplary leaders guiding cities toward a sustainable future.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | | 215-573-6604April 30, 2009
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U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter's Party Switch

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Dr. Rogers Smith, a professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, is chair of the Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship and Constitutionalism and researches American political thought.