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Media Contact: | | April 19, 2012

Penn Welcomes Middle Schoolers for College Day 2012


More than 100 middle schoolers have already gotten their acceptance letters to Penn.  At least for one day.

On Friday, April 20, 102 seventh- and eighth graders from Shaw Middle, Leslie P. Hill and Lea Elementary schools will become honorary college students at Penn during College Day 2012.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151April 18, 2012

Penn Law Students Assist Philadelphia Mobile Food Vendors

 

With help from some University of Pennsylvania Law School students, Philadelphia food vendors are now organized formally as an association, bringing together vendors from across the city to support each other and to share resources.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 18, 2012

Penn to Offer Online Classes via Coursera

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania will join Princeton University, the University of Michigan, the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University in partnering with Coursera, an online education platform, to make Web-based courses available free and to improve teaching on campuses. 

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 17, 2012

Penn’s United Community Clinic Provides Health Care for Underserved Populations, Showcases Interdisciplinary Work

Sick people refusing to be seen by a doctor?

“I don’t have medical coverage, I can’t go.” 

That’s what some people have said for far too long.  But, one organization works to get Philadelphians the health care that they need –- with or without insurance.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 17, 2012

Penn’s United Community Clinic Provides Health Care for Underserved Populations, Showcases Interdisciplinary Work

Sick people refusing to be seen by a doctor?

“I don’t have medical coverage, I can’t go.” 

That’s what some people have said for far too long.  But, one organization works to get Philadelphians the health care that they need –- with or without insurance.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 17, 2012

Penn Research Shows That Mormons Are Generous and Active in Helping Others

PHILADELPHIA -- When it comes to being generous with time and money, Americans who are not Mormons can learn from Americans who are.

A new study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis explores Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints culture and explains LDS members’ volunteering and charitable giving-habits.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 17, 2012

‘Hollywood’s Copyright Wars: From Edison to the Internet’

If the Brothers Grimm tale about “the fairest one of all” had remained outside of the public domain, the Disney version of Snow White may never have lived happily ever after.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 17, 2012

Penn IUR, Partners Launch Innovative Electricity Price Awareness Campaign

PHILADELPHIA -- You can easily track the minute-by-minute price swings of a barrel of oil, but can you do the same for a megawatt of electricity?  Today you can.

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Media Contact: | | April 16, 2012

Penn Nourish International to Engage With Nicaragua on Sustainable Health Resource Project

Penn Nourish International and the Wake Forest chapter of Nourish have teamed up to conduct a service project at a Nicaraguan health clinic this summer.

Nourish International members from each school will volunteer in the tiny community of William Galeano on the outskirts of Managua.

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Media Contact:Susan Crane | cranesj@upenn.edu | (215) 247-5777 x121 April 16, 2012

Morris Arboretum Celebrates Arbor Day

PHILADELPHIA – Explore the world of a designer, an architect and a botanist for the day during Morris Arboretum’s annual Arbor Day celebration on Saturday, April 28 from 11 am - 3pm.  Five stations set up throughout the Arboretum will give visitors the opportunity to expand their knowledge of trees while participating in challenging, but fun activities.  Stations will include designing a tree house, learning to identify trees, writing the history of a tree’s life, planning an urban treescape, and observing arborists at work.  This event, open to all visitors, also gives 6th,