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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 14, 2010

New Round of Green Fund Projects Includes Storm Water Harvesting, Worm Composting, Energy-Use Reduction

PHILADELPHIA –- Nine sustainability projects ranging from composting office food waste to reusing storm water to monitoring and reducing energy use will begin this spring at the University of Pennsylvania with Green Fund support.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 20, 2010

Penn Dining Observing Earth Day With Low Carbon Eats

WHAT: A “Low Carbon Diet Day” in observance of Earth Day, during which the menu in the University of Pennsylvania dining halls will feature foods with a low carbon footprint

WHO: By serving foods that contribute less greenhouse-gas emission, Bon Appétit at Penn Dining will inform consumers about reducing their carbon impact. Diners can track their carbon use Bon Appetit's Low Carbon Diet calculator at: http://www.eatlowcarbon.org/

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, April 22

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 12, 2010

Penn President Amy Gutmann Convenes Panel Examining the State of Public Discourse in America



University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann, a political scientist and philosopher, will moderate the David and Lyn Silfen University Forum panel, whose members include:

  • Jim Leach, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities and former U.S. Congressman
  • Andrea Mitchell, chief foreign affairs correspondent for NBC News and Penn Trustee
  • Three distinguished members of the Penn faculty, Professors Kathleen Hall Jamieson, John DiIulio and John Jackson Jr.


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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 5, 2010

Tree Planting on College Green Celebrates Penn’s Tree Campus USA Designation From Arbor Day Foundation


WHAT: University of Pennsylvania students and community volunteers will plant 45 trees on campus to celebrate the University’s earning the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus USA designation. The trees will be planted on College Green.

Since the Tree Campus USA program began in 2008, when 29 colleges and universities earned this honor, participation has more than doubled. To celebrate this success, tree-planting events are being held on five college campuses, including Penn’s.

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Media Contact: | | March 31, 2010

Penn’s Green Events Continuing Throughout April Because a 24-Hour Earth Day Just Isn’t Enough

PHILADELPHIA –- While the nation will celebrate Earth Day on April 22, the Green Campus Partnership at the University of Pennsylvania offers a slate of green events throughout the month because a single day just isn’t enough.

Among April’s major announcements will be the results of the 10-week RecycleMania contest, and GreenFund grant winners will be announced.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460March 19, 2010

Penn Students Hold Fundraiser for Chile Earthquake Victims

WHO: Fundraiser to help Chilean earthquake relief efforts

WHAT: Chilean buffet and “La Nana (The Maid)” film screening

WHERE: Hall of Flags, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce St.

WHEN: Friday, March 19

Empanadas, sandwiches, pastries and soft drinks will be sold from 7- 7:45 p.m.
The Chilean film, “La Nana (The Maid)” will be screened at 8 p.m. A donation of $5 for students and $10 for the general public is requested.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422March 15, 2010

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in True Green Fashion With RecycleMania Seminar: “Innovation in Recycling”



In support of RecycleMania efforts at the University of Pennsylvania, Penn’s Wharton School will host a panel discussion, “Innovation in Recycling,” with representatives from area companies providing an inside look at the ways in which businesses are reducing waste and developing a new green economy.



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Media Contact: | | March 10, 2010

University of Pennsylvania Announces Expansion of Partnership With Peking University

BEIJING -- In a ceremony today on Peking University's campus, the University of Pennsylvania and Peking University announced an agreement recognizing shared academic interests between the two universities. The memorandum of understanding builds on several existing partnerships between the two universities, namely between the Wharton and Guanghua schools of business.

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Media Contact:Laura Cavender | cavender@upenn.edu | 202-415-9881March 9, 2010

University of Pennsylvania to Expand Academic, Research Collaborations With Tsinghua University

BEIJING -- The University of Pennsylvania and Tsinghua University today announced agreements to build upon research and academic collaborations between the two schools. In particular, the universities signed agreements reaffirming their commitment to environmental sustainability, through the work of the Penn-Tsinghua T.C. Chan Center for Building Simulation and Energy Studies, founded in 2006.

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Media Contact:Joy McIntyre | joymc@nursing.upenn.edu | 215-898-5074
Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 24, 2010

Penn Nursing Hosts "Cities and Women’s Health: Global Perspectives" to Tackle Modern Urban Health Issues


PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, with the International Congress of Women’s Health Issues, will host ”Cities and Women’s Health: Global Perspectives,” Wednesday, April 7, through Saturday, April 10, on Penn’s campus.