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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194June 5, 2012

Penn Dental Medicine and the Academy of General Dentistry to Treat Underserved Philadelphians

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine will partner with the Academy of General Dentistry and the AGD Foundation to hold a community outreach project June 23, “Nation of Smiles, One Smile at a Time.” The event will be held during the AGD 2012 Annual Meeting & Exhibits.

Pa. Higher Ed Panel to Hear From Students, Others

May 31, 2012

Laura Perna of the Graduate School of Education comments on Pennsylvania’s higher-education policies.

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | Katie.Delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964May 31, 2012

Penn Researchers Call for Obesity Prevention Efforts to Focus on Community-Wide Systems

National data show that currently more than 10 percent of preschoolers in the United States are obese, and an additional 10 percent are overweight. In a recently published article, a researcher from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with peers and colleagues from across the nation, says that effective strategies to target pregnancy, infancy, and toddlers are urgently needed to stop the progression of childhood obesity.

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May 24, 2012

Terry Richmond of the School of Nursing is interviewed about co-creating violence-prevention videos.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460May 29, 2012

Penn to Host G20 Foreign Policy Think Tanks Summit

The Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), one of the leading think tanks in Brazil and the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) will co-sponsor a three-day conference at the University of Pennsylvania, the “G20 Foreign Policy Think Tanks Summit,” June 3-5. 

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422May 25, 2012

PennMOVES Sale Will Be Held Saturday, June 2

WHAT:          PennMOVES, now in its fifth year, is an effort to find a home for items University of Pennsylvania students leave behind at the end of the academic year. 

Clothes, furniture, kitchen gear, electronics and more have been collected and sorted and will be offered for sale, with proceeds going to Goodwill Industries.

All items are sold “as is” with no returns accepted.

WHO:            The public is invited.

Romney, in West Philadelphia, Dismisses Value of Small Classes

May 25, 2012

Jonathan Supovitz of the Graduate School of Education comments on research about class sizes.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151May 17, 2012

Five Penn Students Win Digital Media Awards

Five Penn students will be able to conduct research using digital media through grants from the Penn Libraries.  

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422May 17, 2012

Penn Graduate Students Kara Cohen, Katie Murphy Selected as Schweitzer Fellows

PHILADELPHIA – Two University of Pennsylvania graduate students are among 16 from around the region selected as Greater Philadelphia Schweitzer Fellows for 2012-13.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422May 16, 2012

Penn Employees Considering a Home Purchase, Energy Improvements Should Plan to Attend PHOS Seminar May 21

PHILADELPHIA – Penn Home Ownership Services invites all University of Pennsylvania and Penn Health System employees with an interest in purchasing homes, making improvements or reducing energy costs for their current residences to attend an informational program at 4 p.m., Monday, May 21, in Houston Hall’s Ben Franklin Room.