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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 13, 2012

Penn Researcher Explores Volunteering in India

PHILADELPHIA – Femida Handy, a professor at the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, is one of four authors of a new book, From Seva to Cyberspace: The Many Faces of Volunteering in India, which traces the origins of seva, direct service to

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 13, 2012

Penn School of Social Policy & Practice Introduces Community Teamworks Volunteer Program

PHILADELPHIA – The School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania has launched SP2 Community Teamworks, a pilot program that involves local engagement as well as team-building through volunteer projects.

Modeled after Goldman Sach’s Community Teamworks in New York City, School of Social Policy & Practice students, faculty, staff and alumni provide suggestions for and participate in local volunteer opportunities.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 13, 2012

Penn’s Med Ed Teaches Those Who Teach America’s Doctors

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine have launched Med Ed, a program to enhance the teaching abilities of those who teach America’s doctors. 

The collaborative program targeting educational leaders in academic medicine will begin in August.

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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.

No. 6: Raymond G. and Ruth C. Perelman

February 6, 2012

Raymond and Ruth Perelman are highlighted for their significant financial contributions to the University of Pennsylvania.

Article Source: Chronicle of Philanthropy
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 6, 2012
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‘Dinner with Interesting People’ Premieres ‘First Generation’ Documentary

Share a meal with unusual dining partners…for free.

Ware College House is in its second year of hosting “Dinner with Interesting People,” a program that has recently expanded to include students, faculty and staff at Penn.

Penn Will Bestow Long-overdue Honors on W.E.B. Du Bois

January 31, 2012

Tukufu Zuberi of the School of Arts and Sciences shares his enthusiasm for the upcoming appointment of W.E.B. Du Bois as an honorary emeritus professor.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604January 31, 2012

Penn Receives NSF Grant to Research Geological Record of Chilean Earthquakes

PHILADELPHIA — Geological evidence of earthquakes and tsunamis aids in anticipating the timing and magnitude of future events. This natural warning system now influences building codes and planning in the United States, Canada and Japan, particularly where the geological record demonstrates prehistoric earthquakes larger than those known from written and instrumental records.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151January 30, 2012

"Year of Proof" Is Penn Academic Theme for 2012-13

            PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania’s academic theme for 2012-13 will be the “Year of Proof.”

Beginning in September at new student orientation and throughout the year, the University will hold events across disciplines around the theme of “proof.”“Proof is deeply tied to research, and what is more important in an academic institution and intellectual inquiry than research?,” said David Fox, director of  New Student Orientation and Academic Initiatives in the Office of the Provost.