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UPenn Contest Winners Relied on Shoe Leather to Find Defibrillators

May 4, 2012

Winners of Penn’s MyHeartMap Challenge, led by Raina Merchant of the Perelman School of Medicine, are featured.

Article Source: Philly.com

Child Welfare: Protecting Children’s Interests

April 30, 2012

Dean Richard Gelles of the School of Social Policy and Practice is interviewed about child welfare, including the Khalil Wimes case.

Article Source: WHYY

Chinese Philanthropy and a Child’s Death in Philadelphia

April 30, 2012

Dean Richard Gelles of the School of Social Policy and Practice is highlighted for discussing Chinese philanthropy and a child-welfare case in Philadelphia.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Susan Crane | cranesj@upenn.edu | 215-247-5777 x121May 1, 2012

Penn's Morris Arboretum Launches New Series of Children’s Programs

PHILADELPHIA -- Morris Arboretum introduces Growing Minds, new programming specifically geared to younger visitors and their families.  Growing Minds will kick off in June with “Seeds to Sprouts,” a Parent & Child series of classes targeted for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.  Also starting in June will be the “Mini-Morris Players,” an interactive theater program for ages 5-10 that will bring to life the history of the Morrises’ Chestnut Hill estate.
 

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422May 1, 2012

The Rotunda at Penn Listed on Philadelphia Register of Historic Places

PHILADELPHIA -- The Rotunda has been added to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places by the Philadelphia Historical Commission. Collette Kinane, a graduate student in historical preservation, prepared the submission as part of PennDesign's 2011 Preservation Studio.

Built in 1911 for the First Church of Christ, Scientist, the Rotunda was designed by New York-based Carrere and Hastings as classical in style, featuring a low, tile-roofed narthex, a circular main hall, also known as the sanctuary, and oversized windows.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 27, 2012

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

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania and Bryn Mawr College are launching a new program that will allow undergraduates at Bryn Mawr to gain early admission into a master’s degree program offered by Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.  The arrangement effectively allows Bryn Mawr 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.

Will China’s Real Estate Bubble Burst?

April 24, 2012

Susan Wachter of the Wharton School comments on real estate and the economy in China.

Article Source: CNN Money

Highlights of the XPN Music Film Festival

April 24, 2012

WXPN is featured for the Music Film Festival.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 23, 2012

Penn Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research: “Can America Stop Hurting Its Children?”

PHILADELPHIA – At its April 24 Spring 2012 Community Symposium, the Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research at the University of Pennsylvania poses the question, “Can America Stop Hurting its Children?”

The Symposium will be from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Levy Conference Center at the Penn Law School, 34th and Chestnut streets.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 23, 2012

Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice Promotes Healthy Lifestyles With Community Teamworks Initiative

Health fairs serve a useful purpose, but the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania has figured out a way to make them even more useful to the community, all while allowing students, faculty, staff and alumni to participate in team-building activities.