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Savage Justice: Community Mourns Hero

June 23, 2011

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on the death of a local community leader.

Article Source: Philadelphia Tribune

Video: Philly Student Test Scores Up Again

June 28, 2011

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice discusses improved test scores.

Article Source: WTXF-TV (Philadelphia)

Audio: Community Members Talk It Out: End-of-Life Care and Face Transplants

June 28, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine leads a discussion on face transplantation.

Report: Black Youth Politically Disengaged

June 14, 2011

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on the political disengagement of black youth.

Article Source: Philadelphia Tribune
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820August 10, 2011

"An American Odyssey: The Warner Collection of American Art” to Be at Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery

PHILADELPHIA — “An American Odyssey: The Warner Collection of American Art” opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on Aug. 13. 

An exploration of history through art, the traveling exhibition from Tuscaloosa, Ala., consists of paintings that chronicle the American experience from 1799 to 1971 in portraits, genre, still life and landscapes.

No Hungry Summer for Philadelphia Children

June 21, 2011

Penn senior and Fox Leadership Program fellow Emma Ellman-Golan writes an op-ed about her involvement in developing ways to help support summer meal sites for children.

Article Source: Philly.com

Penn Health Providing Lodging for Families of Transplant Patients

June 14, 2011

Abraham Shaked of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the Barker Transplant House.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422June 16, 2011

Ten-Year Extension of Penn Alexander School Pact Continues Penn’s Support of Public Schools

PHILADELPHIA -– With the School Reform Commission’s approval, the partnership agreement that supports the successful and innovative pre-K-8 Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander University of Pennsylvania Partnership School in West Philadelphia has been extended for an additional 10 years, through June 30, 2021.

Banking on Improvements to Delaware Riverfront

June 13, 2011

Dean Marilyn Taylor of the School of Design on the lack of development along the Delaware River.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 9, 2011

theCoursebook Takes Prize in Milken-Penn GSE’s Second Annual Education Business Plan Competition

PHILADELPHIA — Alexandre Scialom, creator of theCourseBook, has won $50,000 in the only business plan competition designed to use innovation to improve education.