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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820December 15, 2014

‘Writing Out Loud’ at Penn Explores History Through Conversations

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"The Ground on Which We Stand," a performance of original undergraduate student monologues based on the personal histories of West Philadelphia residents, took place Sunday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. at the Platt Performing Arts House, 3702 Spruce St.

An academically-based community service course at the University of Pennsylvania hosted an end-of-the-semester performance, “The Ground on Which We Stand,” Sunday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. at the Platt Performing Arts House, 3702 Spruce St.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422December 11, 2014

Philadelphia City Council Honors Penn as Academic Partner Supporting City Schools

Philadelphia City Council today honored the University of Pennsylvania among more than a dozen local universities and colleges with an official citation of City Council acknowledging their vital support and services to the School District of Philadelphia.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460December 9, 2014

Penn’s 2015-16 Theme Year is Discovery with Penn Reading Project: The Big Sea

University of Pennsylvania Provost Vincent Price, Vice Provost for Education Andrew Binns, the Council of Undergraduate Deans and the Office of New Student Orientation and Academic Initiatives today announced that the 2015-16 academic theme will be the Year of Discovery and that The Big Sea by Langston Hughes will be the Penn Reading Project.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820December 8, 2014

Center for High Impact Philanthropy at Penn Releases Year-End Giving Guide

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Whether a donor has $10 or $1 million to contribute, a free, online guide from the Center for High Impact Philanthropy helps donors who want to know that their year-end giving will make the biggest difference in the lives of others.

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania has released a free online guide for donors who want to know that their year-end giving will make the bi

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460December 8, 2014

Penn Senior Rutendo Chigora Awarded non-U.S. Rhodes Scholarship

Rutendo Chigora, a University of Pennsylvania senior from Harare, Zimbabwe, has been named one of Zimbabwe’s two recipients of a Rhodes Scholarship which will fund two or three years of study at Oxford University in England. At Oxford, Chigora will pursue a master's degree in public policy.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820December 5, 2014

Penn Alexander School/GSE Partnership Celebrates Academic Achievement

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When the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Education Dept. released its ratings this year, it was no surprise that the Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander University of Pennsylvania Partnership School ranked as the top K-8 school.

The University of Pennsylvania is known for its academic excellence.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820December 3, 2014

Researchers at Penn Explore Impact of Race, Poverty and Change in America

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“Race, Poverty and Change in America” brings together experts to explore America's pursuit of civil and equal rights in the midst of unemployment, high levels of incarceration, low-quality education and neighborhood blight.

The University of Pennsylvania will host “Race, Poverty and Change in America: The Persistent Dilemmas of Equity and Equality” Dec. 4-5 in the Fitts Auditorium of Penn’s Law School, 3400 Chestnut St.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820December 4, 2014

Penn Researcher Finds Summer Jobs Decrease Youth Violence and Crime

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Providing disadvantaged urban adolescents with summer jobs decreases youth violence, according to a new study from Sara Heller, an assistant professor of criminology at Penn's School of Arts & Sciences.

Arrests for violence committed by disadvantaged urban adolescents decrease by as much as 43 percent when the young people have summer jobs, according to new research from the University of Pennsylvania.

Penn Center for Nursing Is Building a Healthy West Philadelphia

November 26, 2014

Community work in West Philadelphia by the faculty and staff of the 

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Media Contact:Gina Bryan | bryangm@upenn.edu | 215-898-8721 November 25, 2014

Penn Team Wins the 2014 Philadelphia Public Policy Case Competition

A team from the University of Pennsylvania has been named the winner of the fall 2014 Philadelphia Public Policy Case Competition hosted by the City of Philadelphia. The winning team, Elizabeth Farwell and Alounso Gilzene, are both students in Penn’s Graduate School of Education.