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DHS Change Will Emphasize Private Oversight

August 7, 2012

Debra Schilling Wolfe of the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on public agencies privatizing services.

Article Source: Philly.com

New Fels Report: Philadelphia City Government Is a Social Media Leader

August 7, 2012

Eric Rabe of the Fels Institute of Government in the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the role of social media in local government operations.

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What Will Effect of Cooper Medical School Be on Neighborhood?

August 3, 2012

Eugenie Birch of the School of Design is quoted about the possible effect of Cooper Medical School on the city of Camden.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460August 1, 2012

Hailing a Rickshaw: Penn Summer Program Offers High School Students Lessons in World Languages and Cultures

A few years of French or Spanish may fulfill a foreign-language requirement to graduate from high school.  But in today’s global environment, some career-minded young people want to learn critical international languages that aren’t widely taught in high school.

Enter the STARTALK program at the University of Pennsylvania.

Forums Seek a Neighbor-friendly Vision for Benjamin Franklin Parkway

July 30, 2012

Harris Steinberg and Helene Furjan of the School of Design and Harris Sokoloff of the Graduate School of Education are all cited during a forum about the future of the Parkway.

Article Source: Newsworks

Penn Prof Helps Struggling Philadelphia Students

July 24, 2012

Howard Stevenson of the Graduate School of Education is profiled for his work with local students.

Article Source: The Philly Post

PHOTOS: Plant Tomatoes. Harvest Lower Crime Rates.

July 23, 2012

Charles Branas of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for a study about the effect of urban farming in high-crime areas.

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Philly Residents Asked to Help Shape Parkway Development Plans

July 23, 2012

PennPraxis of the School of Design is cited for involvement with the Parkway Action Plan.

Article Source: Newsworks

Philly Archdiocese Names Dual School Superintendents

July 20, 2012

John DeFlaminis of the Graduate School of Education assisted in the superintendent search.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 23, 2012

Penn’s Benjamin Horton Working on State-by-state Sea-level Research

PHILADELPHIA — In June, the North Carolina legislature attempted to block a group of local scientists’ findings about how climate change could impact the state via sea-level rise. The new legislation would, for a time, prohibit the state’s coastal developers from using anything but linear estimates for rates of sea-level rise, where levels would go up by around 20 centimeters over the next century.