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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 6, 2012

$10 Million a Minute Tour Visits Penn

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WHO:            David Walker, former U.S. comptroller general 

                      Ed Rendell, former Pennsylvania governor

 

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658September 4, 2012
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460August 29, 2012

Behind the Scenes of New Student Orientation at Penn

Troy Majnerick knows every place on campus to get ice.  That bit of institutional knowledge isn’t a requirement for his job as associate director of New Student Orientation and Academic Initiatives, but it’s valuable information this week.  It’s NSO or New Student Orientation week at

Welcome to Hell: Philadelphia Has a Serious Case of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

September 1, 2012

Steven Berkowitz of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the PTSD rate among the urban poor.

Article Source: Philadelphia Magazine

Great Philadelphia So-so at Charitable Giving

August 21, 2012

Peter Frumkin of the School of Social Policy and Practice says, “Each area in the country has its own distinct culture of giving.”

Article Source: Newsworks
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151August 17, 2012

Penn Grad Participates in Philly Fellows Program

College graduates have had a difficult time finding jobs in the past several years, but a Philadelphia organization is giving them a boost, matching recent grads with non-profit organizations for a year-long placement.

The Philly Fellows program is open to college seniors who apply in fall semester for the positions, which begin in July.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820August 15, 2012

Penn Hosts Symposium on Violence Against Women

PHILADELPHIA –- A Symposium on Violence Against Women will be held  Friday, Sept. 28, at 10 a.m.  Sponsored by the Evelyn Jacobs Ortner Center on Family Violence at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, the event will be in the South American Room at International House, 3701 Chestnut St. 

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
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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.

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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.