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May 24, 2012

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

Article Source: Newsworks
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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.

Article Source: Philly.com
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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.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu |
Media Contact:Steve Mancini | smancini@kipp.org | May 16, 2012

Penn Partners With KIPP Schools to Promote College Completion in Underserved Communities

PHILADELPHIA -– The KIPP Foundation announced today that it will partner with the University of Pennsylvania in an effort to increase college-completion rates for underserved KIPP students nationwide. This is KIPP’s first college partnership with an Ivy League university and its 10th partnership with an institution of higher learning since the fall of 2011.

For Defibrillators to Save Lives, People Have to Use Them

May 11, 2012

Roger Band of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “If CPR and AEDs were employed for every cardiac arrest, hundreds of thousands of lives would be saved annually, in the U.S. alone.”

Article Source: Los Angeles Times
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460May 11, 2012

Six Penn Students Receive U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholarships

          PHILADELPHIA – Six University of Pennsylvania students have been awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships for study this summer: