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Hospital Honored for Having No Health, Safety Citations

October 16, 2012

Good Shepherd Penn Partners is spotlighted.

Article Source: The Business Journals
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 16, 2012

Penn Bridges Disparities Through Diversity and Cultural Competence in the Midst of Health-care Reform

Health-care reform and cultural competence in health-care delivery are hot topics.  Research has shown that cultural competence is a key strategy for bridging health and health-care disparities.

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center will host its annual conference on Friday, Oct. 26, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 106 of the Philadelphia Heart Institute, 51 N. 39th St.

Conference Seeks Solutions to Violence

October 12, 2012

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on issues that will bediscussed at the Call to Action: National Conference on Black on Black Violence as a Social Epidemic and Deployment of Workable Solutions.

Article Source: The Philadelphia Tribune

Penn Museum’s ‘Touch Tours’ Offer Blind Visitors Grasp of Ancient History

October 15, 2012

The ‘touch tours’ offered at the Penn Museum are spotlighted.

Article Source: Newsworks
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 12, 2012

Touch Judaic History at Penn’s Herbert D. Katz Center

At the University of Pennsylvania’s Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, you can touch some of the oldest tomes in the history of Judaism, and you don’t have to wear white gloves, de rigueur for patrons at some rare-book libraries.

Southeastern Pa. Identified as Hotspot of Lung Disease

October 10, 2012

John Hansen-Flaschen of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on Philadelphia and its surrounding counties being identified as a hotspot of a rare lung disease.

Article Source: Newsworks
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 10, 2012
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 9, 2012

Penn 60 Second Lecture on Oct. 10: “Yes We Can ... or Maybe We Won't: The Youth Vote in This Presidential Election”

 

WHO:             David Thornburgh, executive director, Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania

WHAT:           Final installment of the Fall 2012 60-Second Lecture Series

Philly Men on the Fast Track to Success

October 8, 2012

Ben Horton of the School of Arts and Sciences (pictured in the third photo in the slide show) is featured his research on sea-level changes.

Article Source: Philadelphia Style
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 8, 2012

Penn Hosts First Ivy Plus STEM Symposium

This weekend, Penn hosted the first Ivy Plus Symposium and workshops for diverse scholars, a national conference designed to encourage exceptional undergraduate students to pursue advanced training in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, fields.