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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 6, 2012

Penn's Center for High Impact Philanthropy Partners in 100Kin10 Initiative for Education

PHILADELPHIA — The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania will be a partner in 100Kin10, a movement to recruit, prepare and support 100,000 science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, teachers during the next decade.

Kate Hovde, senior analyst with the Center, will attend the first 100Kin10 Partner Summit on Tuesday, Feb. 21, in Washington, D.C., where Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will launch the event to bring together the network of partners.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 30, 2012

Penn Concludes Annual MLK Symposium

The University of Pennsylvania’s African-American Resource Center personnel coordinated with organizations all over campus to create a symposium of social justice-oriented events lasting nearly a month.  Now, they’re wrapping up this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Symposium on Social Change

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Media Contact:Joy McIntyre | joymc@nursing.upenn.edu | 215-898-5074 January 20, 2012

Book Discussion at Penn on Jan. 24 About Health of Urban Women Worldwide

WHO:              Afaf Ibrahim Meleis, dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

                        Eugenie L. Birch, Penn School of Design

                        Susan M. Wachter, Wharton School

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 19, 2012

Penn Researcher Examines Public-Health Issues Concerning Firearms and Senior Citizens

PHILADELPHIA — More than 17 million Americans 65 or older have at least one firearm.  Based on the current patterns of gun ownership and population growth, the number of elderly people who own a firearm is expected to increase.  In an article released by the American Journal of Public Health, Susan B.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 12, 2012

Cindy Christian of Penn’s Field Center Named to Task Force on Child Protection

PHILADELPHIA — Cindy Christian, a faculty co-director at the University of Pennsylvania Field Center for Children’s Policy Practice & Research, has been named to a new 11-member Task Force on Child Protection.  The appointment was made by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 12, 2012

Penn Honors Martin Luther King Jr. With Interfaith Program and Community Awards Commemoration

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania will honor Martin Luther King Jr. with an Interfaith Program and Awards Commemoration, Thursday, Jan. 19, at 6 p.m. in Bodek Lounge of Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce St.

Kill-adelphia: Yet Again, City Tops List of Homicide Rates

December 30, 2011

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on black politicians in Philadelphia in relation to the high homicide rate.

Article Source: Philly.com

African American Children in Mennonite Families Bridge Two Worlds

December 26, 2011

Dean Richard Gelles of the School of Social Policy and Practice says, “There’s a general lack of knowledge about the civil rights movement whether you’re black, white, or green.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820December 19, 2011

Penn Researchers Reach Out to Lawmakers With a Policy Brief: Scope of Sexual Assault

PHILADELPHIA — Following the Center for Disease Control’s study designed to provide national estimates of sexual assault, a team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice’s Ortner Center on Family Violence sent a policy brief to key lawmakers.

Audio: Canning Food Drives?

December 13, 2011

Katherina Rosqueta of the School of Social Policy & Practice’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy discusses alternatives to donating canned food.

Article Source: Oregon Public Broadcasting