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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: | | April 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:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 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,

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