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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,

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Media Contact: | | April 12, 2012

Paul Hendrickson to Give Talk on His Book 'Hemingway’s Boat' at Penn Lightbulb Café April 17

PHILADELPHIA – At the Penn Lightbulb Café on Tuesday, April 17, Paul Hendrickson, a senior lecturer in the University of Pennsylvania’s English Department, will discuss his award-winning book Hemingway’s Boat.

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Media Contact: | | April 11, 2012

Two Days at Penn With Short Storyist John Barth

The short stories of American postmodern novelist John Barth have been required reading in creative writing courses at colleges and universities across the country for decades.

Barth's legacy of experimental fiction has earned him a dedicated following of readers in a career that has spanned seven decades.  His is a self-conscious and self-parodying writing that “acknowledges its own fixation on meta-narrative.”

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 10, 2012

Penn’s Fels Institute of Government Announces Public Policy Challenge Winner

PHILADELPHIA –- The Closing Schools, Opening Opportunities team has won the University of Pennsylvania Fels Institute of Government’s Third Annual Public Policy Challenge

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 10, 2012

Penn and Haverford Sign Agreement to Fast-track Undergrads Into Penn Engineering Master’s Programs

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania and Haverford College are launching a new program that will allow undergraduates at Haverford to gain early admission into a master’s degree program offered by Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.  The arrangement effectively allows Haverford students to obtain their bachelor’s degree in four years and then, through Penn, obtain their master’s degree with just one additional year of study.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 9, 2012

Creating Canopy Initiative Helps Penn Earn Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus USA Designation

PHILADELPHIA -- Creating Canopy: Spreading Roots for a Greener Region, a program that Penn initiated in the spring of 2011 in partnership with the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department has helped the University earn its third consecutive Tree Campus USA designation from the Arbor Day Foundation. 

Census Says: City Growing as ‘Burbs Slowing

April 6, 2012

John Kromer of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on Philadelphia census data.

Article Source: Philly.com

Philadelphia Students Get Real-world Look at Scientific Research – Brains and All

March 30, 2012

Local students from the Mastery-Shoemaker charter school toured the Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research at the Perelman School of Medicine.

Article Source: CBS Local
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Media Contact: | | March 30, 2012

Center for Africana Studies Hosts Jason Moran as Artist in Residence for Series of Public Master Classes

PHILADELPHIA -- Jazz pianist and composer Jason Moran will teach a series of master classes and perform in concert as the Spring 2012 Artist in Residence for the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Africana Studies April 2-4.  All events are free and open to the public.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604March 23, 2012

Penn Research Points to New Way of Preserving Fertility for Boys Undergoing Cancer Treatment

PHILADELPHIA — Treatments for childhood cancers are increasingly successful with cure rates approaching 80%, but success often comes with a downside for the surviving men: the cancer treatments they received as boys can leave them sterile as adults.