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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 19, 2014

New Book from Penn GSE Researcher Explores Racial Literacy in Schools

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Penn GSE's Howard Stevenson has written a new book, "Promoting Racial Literacy in Schools: Differences that Make a Difference," which shows parents, teachers and administrators how to effectively resolve racially charged conflicts through storytelling.

Racism and racial stereotyping still haunt America’s schools and foster academic underachievement, but “racial literacy” may pave the way toward better understanding and stronger, more successful students.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658May 14, 2014

Bioethics Commission Plays Early Role in BRAIN Initiative; Penn’s Gutmann Is Chair

A new report from the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues calls for the integration of ethics across the life of neuroscientific research endeavors.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422May 15, 2014

Penn Partners Break Ground on FMC Tower at Cira Centre South

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On May 14, President Amy Gutmann joined city and state officials and project partners from Brandywine Trust and FMC Corp. at the groundbreaking for the new FMC Tower at Cira Centre South, a new gateway to Penn's campus.

On May 14, 2014, with fireworks, a 50-foot banner and a dramatic unveiling in which partner logos were unearthed at the project site at 30th and Walnut Streets, more than 200 dignitaries and guests gathered to mark the groundbreaking of FMC Tower at Cira Centre® South – the final phase in the collaborative redevelopment of U.S.

Penn and Partners Break Ground at FMC Tower at Cira Centre South

On May 14, 2014, with fireworks, a 50-foot banner and a dramatic unveiling in which partner logos were unearthed at the project site at 30th and Walnut Streets, more than 200 dignitaries and guests gathered to mark the groundbreaking of FMC Tower at Cira Centre® South – the final phase in the collaborative redevelopment of U.S. Postal Service Facilities in Philadelphia by the University of Pennsylvania, Brandywine Realty Trust and FMC Corporation.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460May 14, 2014
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 12, 2014

PEARLS Fellow at Penn Gives Back to Other Veterans

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Pete Freudenberger was once an Army soldier. Now, thanks to the School of Social Policy & Practice's PEARLS Fellowship program, he's giving back as a social worker with the specialized skills that it takes to work with military members and their families.

Twenty years ago, Pete Freudenberger took an oath when he enlisted in the United States Army.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460May 12, 2014
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 12, 2014

Social Work Student at Penn Helps in West Philadelphia and Overseas

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Kristen Smith, a social work student in Penn's School of Social Policy & Practice, regularly volunteers in the local community. But this summer, she's taking a trip halfway around the world -- and volunteering there, too.

Some University of Pennsylvania students are determined to change the world, while others set their sights closer to home by focusing on improving their local communities. Kristen Smith, a social work student at the School of Social Policy & Practice, wants to do it all.

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

Penn GSE Researcher Helps MTV Launch Anti-Bias Campaign

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MTV has launched Look Different, a new anti-bias campaign, with the help of Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher, the associate director of the International Educational Development Program at Penn's Graduate School of Education.

One researcher at the University of Pennsylvania wants her MTV -- and has contributed to the development of the network’s new anti-bias campaign, Look Different.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194May 12, 2014

As Both Student and Teacher, Penn’s Trey Smith Impacts Philadelphia Education

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From Beauregard, Ala., to Washington, D.C., John “Trey” Smith III is invested in the success of America’s education system.

By Marjorie Ferrone

From Beauregard, Ala., to Washington, D.C., John “Trey” Smith III is invested in the success of America’s education system.