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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 24, 2014

Penn ‘College Day’ Gives Lea Students a Look Into a Promising Future

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Sophomore Ray Clark, a political science major from Washington, D.C., helped to organize "College Day," which welcomed nearly 35 eighth-graders from Lea Elementary School to Penn's campus as honorary college students.

Nearly 35 pre-teens received their acceptance letters to the University of Pennsylvania -- at least for one day.

On Friday, Nov. 21, eighth-graders from the Henry C. Lea Elementary School in West Philadelphia became honorary college students at Penn during College Day 2014.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 13, 2014

Penn’s Division of Public Safety Recognized for Excellence

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For the eight year in a row, Penn Public Safety has ranked No. 1 in the higher education sector category of Security Magazine's "Security 500."

The University of Pennsylvania was ranked No.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 24, 2014

When A Penn Open Learning Class Ends, Continuing Education Does Not

For students in University of Pennsylvania Open Learning courses, the online education provided in the global classroom doesn’t end when the courses do.

Growing Old Around the Globe” from Penn’s School of Nursing is a shining example of the college-level continuing education that can be found in Penn’s free massive open online courses.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 31, 2014

Linda Aiken of Penn Nursing Has Received Lienhard Award From Institute of Medicine

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Nursing's Linda Aiken has received the 2014 Gustav O. Lienhard Award from the Institute of Medicine for her research demonstrating the importance of nursing care and work environments in achieving patient-centered, affordable health care.

Linda Aiken, a professor of nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, has received the 2014 Gustav O.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 12, 2014

Report to Congress: Penn Researchers Find Homelessness Is Declining

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Homelessness across all groups continues to decline, according to a new report co-authored by a team of researchers from the School of Social Policy & Practice.

Homelessness across the United States continues to decline, according to a new report to Congress co-authored by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice.

The 2014 Annual Homelessness Assessment Report shows a decline in the number of homeless people in the U.S. across all groups, including women and children, veterans and the chronically homeless.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 22, 2014

For Penn Graduate Student Cherae McWilliams, a Field Placement Opens New Doors

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Cherae McWilliams, a student at the School of Social Policy & Practice, is working at the Valley Youth House for her field placement this year, helping young people who are homeless or aging out of the foster care system.

Cherae McWilliams believes in the human capacity for resilience.

As a student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, the 22-year-old resident of Newtown, Pa., has taken that belief to the next level, opening new doors and turning it into a career in social work.

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Catalonia Independence Vote

Note for TV and radio: The University of Pennsylvania has an on-campus satellite uplink facility with live-shot capability and an on-campus ISDN line.

Dr. Brendan O'Leary Professor of Political Science

 School of Arts & Sciences

Dr. O’Leary is the author or editor of numerous publications including, Divided Nations and European Integration and Right-Sizing the State: The Politics of Moving Borders. He can discuss the background to the current impasse and similar secessionist referendums that have occurred elsewhere. 


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“This referendum is more like Kosovo’s than South Sudan’s, but it is also unlike both of them because it has not been preceded by violence, nor will it likely be followed by violence. It is a distinctive case in that the Constitutional Court has only itself to blame for its initial decision to block proposed amendments to Catalonia’s status. A critical component of Spain’s constitutional compromise after the death of Franco is now in ruins.”

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Jacquie Posey, 215-898-6460 or jposey@upenn.edu

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 24, 2014

Soccer-playing Student at Penn Scores Goals With a Global Impact

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Khadija Tarver, a junior majoring in environmental studies, plays center back for the Penn Women's Soccer Club and is making an impact in places like San Juan Guatemala, where she spent 10 weeks as an intern at a non-profit organization.

Khadija Tarver is making an interdisciplinary impact – on the soccer field, on the environment and through improved global commerce in nations like Guatemala.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 31, 2014

Socially Conscious Penn Senior Set to Begin ‘Impactful Career’

When Afnaan Moharram finishes her studies at the University of Pennsylvania in December, she wants to combine for-profit work with social change, and, if she can’t find a socially conscience business where she can do that, she wants to eventually start one.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194November 7, 2014

Penn Dental Medicine Welcomes Its First Thouron Scholar

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This year, the Thouron Scholars, a community of 700-plus whose disciplines range from geology to English literature, welcomed their very first dentist to the ranks.

By Madeleine Stone  @themadstone