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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422January 18, 2012

As Newest Green Fund Awardees Are Announced, 2012 Signals Start of Past Project Impact

PHILADELPHIA –- As the University of Pennsylvania awards eight new Green Fund grants for sustainable campus projects, it is beginning to see the impact of several others funded in the past.

 This new round of awardees includes funding for:

• Ozone washing machines at Pottruck Gymnasium.

• A water density system at the Penn Ice Rink.

• A campus chemical inventory and waste management system.

• The start up of a sustainability journal in the Earth and Environmental Science Department.

• An energy audit at New Bolton Center.

Corbett Should Include Citizens in State Budget Planning

January 15, 2012

Harris Sokoloff of the Graduate School of Education writes an op-ed about Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget plan.

Article Source: Allentown Morning Call

What Should Universities Do for Their Cities?

January 12, 2012

President Amy Gutmann and Ira Harkavy of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships offer their perspectives on community engagement.

Article Source: Zócalo Public Square
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 12, 2012

Penn Honors Martin Luther King Jr. With Interfaith Program and Community Awards Commemoration

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania will honor Martin Luther King Jr. with an Interfaith Program and Awards Commemoration, Thursday, Jan. 19, at 6 p.m. in Bodek Lounge of Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce St.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 10, 2012

Penn Honors Martin Luther King Jr. with Day of Service

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania will remember Martin Luther King Jr. with the Commemorative Symposium on Social Change, a series of community events that runs through Feb. 3.

Volunteers are still needed for the MLK Day of Service at Penn, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 16, with a community breakfast inside Houston Hall’s Hall of Flags at 3417 Spruce St.

Audio: At Penn Museum, Art of Africa Resonates With Musicians

January 10, 2012

The Penn Museum is cited for hosting local musicians.

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Media Contact:Sara Stewart | arg@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-898-3617January 9, 2012

"In Material: Fiber 2012" at Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery

PHILADELPHIA — “In Material: Fiber 2012” opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on Saturday, Jan. 28. 

Featuring four artists who bring innovation to the field of fiber art through their use of unexpected materials, “In Material” deconstructs the popular definition of textile art.

California-based Lucy Arai re-invigorates the practice of sashiko, a decorative stitching process, and applies it to handmade paper and mixed media.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 6, 2012

Penn Launches Commemorative Symposium on Social Change Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania will remember Martin Luther King Jr. with the Commemorative Symposium on Social Change, a series of community events that runs from Jan. 13 through Feb. 2.

All MLK Symposium events are free and open to the public.  They include workshops, discussions, panels, lectures, performances, special presentations, award ceremonies, interfaith programs and documentary-film screenings.

Kill-adelphia: Yet Again, City Tops List of Homicide Rates

December 30, 2011

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on black politicians in Philadelphia in relation to the high homicide rate.

Article Source: Philly.com

Project Seeks to Publicize Life-saving Defibrillators

December 21, 2011

Raina Merchant of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for leading the MyHeartMap Challenge project.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer