Engage Locally Nationally and Globally

Greening Vacant Lots May Reduce Violent Crime, New Study Suggests

August 13, 2012

Eugenia Garvin of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about a study highlighting the effects of greening vacant lots in high-crime areas.

Article Source: Yahoo News
facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Sara Stewart | arg@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-898-3617August 10, 2012

Penn's Arthur Ross Gallery Presents California Impressionism: Masters of Light from the Irvine Museum


PHILADELPHIA — California Impressionism presents more than 30 paintings that capture the sublime beauty of California from 1885 to 1931. Lent by The Irvine Museum, this traveling exhibition includes works by Franz Bischoff, Colin Campbell Cooper, Anna Hills, Granville Redmond, and Guy Rose, among others.

facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460August 9, 2012

Fortune’s Knock Leads African Student to the University of Pennsylvania

From humble beginnings in Kenya to an urban Ivy League campus, sophomore Winnie Kerubo Mokaya’s journey to the University of Pennsylvania is an international student recruitment success story.

Born in Nairobi, Mokaya’s early childhood was spent in the town of Kisii in southwestern Kenya. The memories of that time sting still.

Penn Study Says Neighborhood Cleanups Are Good for Health and Safety

August 8, 2012

Gina Garvin of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about a study of the effects of greening vacant lots in high-crime neighborhoods. Research by Charles Branas, also of Medicine, is cited.

Article Source: Philly.com
facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460August 8, 2012

Kelly Writers House at University of Pennsylvania Announces Spring 2013 Fellows

PHILADELPHIA – The Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania has announced that John Ashbery, Janet Malcolm and Rodrigo García
have been selected Spring 2013 Fellows.    

facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Katie Delach | Katie.Delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964August 7, 2012

Penn Study Finds With Vacant Lots Greened, Residents Feel Safer

PHILADELPHIA -- Greening vacant lots may make neighborhood residents feel safer and may be associated with reductions in certain gun crimes, according to a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Results show that residents living near greened vacant lots feel safer than those near non-greened sites. Additionally, researchers noted that incidents of police-reported crimes may be reduced after greening.

DHS Change Will Emphasize Private Oversight

August 7, 2012

Debra Schilling Wolfe of the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on public agencies privatizing services.

Article Source: Philly.com

New Fels Report: Philadelphia City Government Is a Social Media Leader

August 7, 2012

Eric Rabe of the Fels Institute of Government in the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the role of social media in local government operations.

Article Source:

What Will Effect of Cooper Medical School Be on Neighborhood?

August 3, 2012

Eugenie Birch of the School of Design is quoted about the possible effect of Cooper Medical School on the city of Camden.

Article Source: Philly.com
facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460August 1, 2012

Hailing a Rickshaw: Penn Summer Program Offers High School Students Lessons in World Languages and Cultures

A few years of French or Spanish may fulfill a foreign-language requirement to graduate from high school.  But in today’s global environment, some career-minded young people want to learn critical international languages that aren’t widely taught in high school.

Enter the STARTALK program at the University of Pennsylvania.