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Crystal Light & SEPTA Tokens Boost Cancer Tests

March 7, 2012

Carmen Guerra and Eliot Nierman of the Perelman School of Medicine comment on improving cancer screening.

Article Source: 6abc.com
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Media Contact: | | February 28, 2012

University of Pennsylvania Announces 2012 Thouron Award Winners

PHILADELPHIA – Seven University of Pennsylvania seniors and a Penn alumna have received Thouron Awards to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom.  

The award winners are:

  • Besan Abu-Joudeh, a statistics and international studies major, is applying to the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London to study for an MSc in Political Economy of Development.


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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 21, 2012

'Thinking With the Past' Lecture at Penn to Address ‘Barack Obama and Burden of Race’

WHO:             Speaker: Thomas Sugrue, professor of history and sociology, University                        of Pennsylvania

Audio: College Cuts: Pennsylvania’s Higher Ed on the Chopping Block

February 16, 2012

Joni Finney of the Graduate School of Education discusses higher-education funding in Pennsylvania.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Broad Street Run Growing, Along With a Younger Center City Population

February 16, 2012

David Thornburgh of the Fels Institute of Government in the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the young demographic in Philadelphia.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 13, 2012

Penn Conference Marks Honorary Professorship for W.E.B. Du Bois

PHILADELPHIA – The posthumous recognition of W.E.B. Du Bois as Honorary Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania will be celebrated at a Feb. 17 conference by the Department of Sociology and the Center for Africana Studies.  The conference will coincide with the date the Penn Board of Trustees is scheduled to vote on the appointment.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 13, 2012

Penn School of Social Policy & Practice Introduces Community Teamworks Volunteer Program

PHILADELPHIA – The School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania has launched SP2 Community Teamworks, a pilot program that involves local engagement as well as team-building through volunteer projects.

Modeled after Goldman Sach’s Community Teamworks in New York City, School of Social Policy & Practice students, faculty, staff and alumni provide suggestions for and participate in local volunteer opportunities.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151February 13, 2012

PennDesign’s Marion Weiss Named an American Institute of Architecture Fellow

            PHILADELPHIA – Marion Weiss,  professor of architecture in the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, has been selected as a 2012 fellow by the American Institute of Architecture. The Fellowship honors architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession.

Survey Finds Many Pa. Kids Lack Dental Care

February 9, 2012

Andres Pinto of the School of Dental Medicine comments on the snowball effect of children not receiving early dental treatment.

The Young and the Reckless Are Wreaking Havoc on Philly’s Streets

February 9, 2012

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice says, “Young people today are growing up with a bitter, hopeless view of reality, especially in places where violence becomes the norm.”

Article Source: Philly.com