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

Penn Grad Participates in Philly Fellows Program

College graduates have had a difficult time finding jobs in the past several years, but a Philadelphia organization is giving them a boost, matching recent grads with non-profit organizations for a year-long placement.

The Philly Fellows program is open to college seniors who apply in fall semester for the positions, which begin in July.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820August 15, 2012

Penn Hosts Symposium on Violence Against Women

PHILADELPHIA –- A Symposium on Violence Against Women will be held  Friday, Sept. 28, at 10 a.m.  Sponsored by the Evelyn Jacobs Ortner Center on Family Violence at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, the event will be in the South American Room at International House, 3701 Chestnut St. 

Greening Vacant Lots May Reduce Violent Crime, New Study Suggests

August 13, 2012

Eugenia Garvin of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about a study highlighting the effects of greening vacant lots in high-crime areas.

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Media Contact:Sara Stewart | arg@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-898-3617August 10, 2012

Penn's Arthur Ross Gallery Presents California Impressionism: Masters of Light from the Irvine Museum


PHILADELPHIA — California Impressionism presents more than 30 paintings that capture the sublime beauty of California from 1885 to 1931. Lent by The Irvine Museum, this traveling exhibition includes works by Franz Bischoff, Colin Campbell Cooper, Anna Hills, Granville Redmond, and Guy Rose, among others.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460August 9, 2012

Fortune’s Knock Leads African Student to the University of Pennsylvania

From humble beginnings in Kenya to an urban Ivy League campus, sophomore Winnie Kerubo Mokaya’s journey to the University of Pennsylvania is an international student recruitment success story.

Born in Nairobi, Mokaya’s early childhood was spent in the town of Kisii in southwestern Kenya. The memories of that time sting still.

Penn Study Says Neighborhood Cleanups Are Good for Health and Safety

August 8, 2012

Gina Garvin of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about a study of the effects of greening vacant lots in high-crime neighborhoods. Research by Charles Branas, also of Medicine, is cited.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460August 8, 2012

Kelly Writers House at University of Pennsylvania Announces Spring 2013 Fellows

PHILADELPHIA – The Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania has announced that John Ashbery, Janet Malcolm and Rodrigo García
have been selected Spring 2013 Fellows.    

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | Katie.Delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964August 7, 2012

Penn Study Finds With Vacant Lots Greened, Residents Feel Safer

PHILADELPHIA -- Greening vacant lots may make neighborhood residents feel safer and may be associated with reductions in certain gun crimes, according to a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Results show that residents living near greened vacant lots feel safer than those near non-greened sites. Additionally, researchers noted that incidents of police-reported crimes may be reduced after greening.

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.

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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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