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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194March 7, 2013

Willenbring to Discuss Antarctica, Climate Change at Penn Science Café March 12

WHO:             Jane Willenbring

                        Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Science

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460March 5, 2013

Fels Institute Hosts Second Annual National Invitation Public Policy Challenge March 16-17

The National Invitational Public Policy Challenge of the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania is a competition for graduate-student teams from invited universities across the country.

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Media Contact:Stephen MacCarthy | smaccar@upenn.edu | 215-898-8722February 28, 2013

Penn Campaign Raises $4.3 Billion, Transforming the University

After seven years of widespread support and alumni participation, the University of Pennsylvania culminated its Making History Campaign, raising $4.3 billion, strengthening Penn’s position among the world’s foremost universities and making major breakthroughs in addressing society’s most complex challenges, Penn President Amy Gutmann announced today.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 26, 2013
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 25, 2013

University of Pennsylvania Hosts Day-long Symposium on 'The Politics of Black Women’s Hair' March 1

WHO:             Featured speakers and invited guests:

                        Melissa Harris Perry, MSNBC host, Tulane University professor of political science and author of Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes and Black Women in America

W. Phila. School Is All the Rage: Why Aren’t all the Others?

February 22, 2013

James Lytle of the Graduate School of Education comments on the success of the Penn Alexander School.

Article Source: Philly.com

Audio: Why Are Some Philly Property Assessments Different From Sales Prices? [Updated]

February 21, 2013

Kevin Gillen of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses Philadelphia property assessments.

Article Source: Newsworks

Editorial: U.D. Schools Seek Public’s Help to Tame Budget Deficit

February 21, 2013

Harris Sokoloff of the Graduate School of Education comments on the Penn Project for Civic Engagement partnering with the Upper Darby School District.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 21, 2013

The Penn Science Café and Penn Lightbulb Café Return

PHILADELPHIA-- The Penn Science Café and the Penn Lightbulb Café are back, bringing the University of Pennsylvania’s top scholars out on the town to share their res

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 20, 2013

New Report From Penn’s Fels Institute of Government Offers Solutions for Economic Development

PHILADELPHIA –- As President Obama calls for new job creation that won’t raise the national budget deficit, an opportunity exists for the private and public sectors to work together.  The University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government lays out six proven str