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Broad Street Run Growing, Along With a Younger Center City Population

February 16, 2012

David Thornburgh of the Fels Institute of Government in the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the young demographic in Philadelphia.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 13, 2012

Penn Conference Marks Honorary Professorship for W.E.B. Du Bois

PHILADELPHIA – The posthumous recognition of W.E.B. Du Bois as Honorary Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania will be celebrated at a Feb. 17 conference by the Department of Sociology and the Center for Africana Studies.  The conference will coincide with the date the Penn Board of Trustees is scheduled to vote on the appointment.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 13, 2012

Penn School of Social Policy & Practice Introduces Community Teamworks Volunteer Program

PHILADELPHIA – The School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania has launched SP2 Community Teamworks, a pilot program that involves local engagement as well as team-building through volunteer projects.

Modeled after Goldman Sach’s Community Teamworks in New York City, School of Social Policy & Practice students, faculty, staff and alumni provide suggestions for and participate in local volunteer opportunities.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151February 13, 2012

PennDesign’s Marion Weiss Named an American Institute of Architecture Fellow

            PHILADELPHIA – Marion Weiss,  professor of architecture in the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, has been selected as a 2012 fellow by the American Institute of Architecture. The Fellowship honors architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession.

Survey Finds Many Pa. Kids Lack Dental Care

February 9, 2012

Andres Pinto of the School of Dental Medicine comments on the snowball effect of children not receiving early dental treatment.

The Young and the Reckless Are Wreaking Havoc on Philly’s Streets

February 9, 2012

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice says, “Young people today are growing up with a bitter, hopeless view of reality, especially in places where violence becomes the norm.”

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194February 9, 2012

Governor Proposes Commonwealth Funding for Penn Vet for 2012-13

PHILADELPHIA -- Governor Tom Corbett’s FY2012-2013 Commonwealth budget proposes funding of $26.7 million for the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine, the only veterinary  school in Pennsylvania and one of only 28 veterinary schools in the United States.  The recommended funding is equal to the support received for FY2011-2012.
 

For Philly Dropouts, the Math Is Simple, but Brutal: No Diploma, Zero Jobs

February 6, 2012

Philippe Bourgois of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the Kensington section of Philadelphia.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 6, 2012
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151 February 2, 2012

Penn Glee Club Celebrates 150th Anniversary

WHO:            Penn Glee Club members and alumni

WHAT:          150th Anniversary Gala and concert

WHEN:          Feb. 18, 2012

                        7:30 p.m.