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$20,000 Could Counter ‘Don’t Snitch’ Culture

July 5, 2012

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice discusses the prospect of offering a $20,000 “bounty” to witnesses to override the “no snitching” culture.

Article Source: The Philadelphia Tribune
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 9, 2012

Penn Division of Public Safety’s Annual Report Now Online

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania Division of Public Safety’s Annual Report, capturing a year of Public Safety and its activities, is now available online.

Violent Trend Remains Epidemic

June 28, 2012

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice shares his views about high violence rates in the African-American community.

Article Source: The Philadelphia Tribune
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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369June 26, 2012

Penn Medicine's Mariell Jessup Named President-elect of American Heart Association

PHILADELPHIA — Mariell Jessup, MD, associate chief-Clinical Affairs, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and medical director of the Penn Medicine Heart and Vascular Center, has been named president-elect of the American Heart Association (AHA). Dr. Jessup will begin her term on July 1, 2012.

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Media Contact:Susan Crane | | 215-247-5777, Ext. 121June 26, 2012

Penn's Morris Arboretum Presents the Circus Comes to Compton

PHILADELPHIA -- This year marks the 125th anniversary of the land purchase for Compton, John and Lydia Morris’ estate that would become the Morris Arboretum.  As part of the celebration of this event, the Give & Take Jugglers will give an interactive performance on Saturday, June 30, from 11

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 25, 2012

Penn Launches Its First Free Online Classes via Coursera

PHILADELPHIA -- This week, the University of Pennsylvania launched three free courses via Coursera, an online educational platform designed to make Web-based classes available more widely.   

With the capacity to reach millions of people simultaneously, Coursera has a design inspired by educational research on effective learning practices and creates an interactive learning experience for the course offerings. 

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460June 25, 2012

Taught by the Best: Penn Professor Stephanie McCurry to Lead Summer Seminar for Civil War History Teachers

A group of K-12 teachers, library educators and National Park Service interpreters are headed to the University of Pennsylvania this summer to study the Civil War with one of the conflict’s foremost historians.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194June 25, 2012

Summer VETS Program Gives High School and College Students a Taste of Veterinary Life at Penn

Gently placing the stethoscope against the golden retriever’s furry rib cage, a woman listens intently through the earpiece.

“Lungs auscult clear,” she declares — veterinarian-speak for a healthy-sounding respiratory system.

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Media Contact:Gina Bryan | bryangm@upenn.edu | 215-898-8721June 22, 2012

At Penn: Special Trips for Special Babies

PHILADELPHIA -- Providing health care for children through doctor visits and hospitals is important, but there are also other activities that can help youngsters develop into healthy adults.

That is the thinking behind the Special Babies Clinic and its Special Trips for Special Babies program.

University of Pennsylvania Expanding East of the Schuylkill

June 17, 2012

President Amy Gutmann and other Penn administrators comment on Penn’s plans to expand east of the Schuylkill River.

Article Source: Philly.com