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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 11, 2011

Synagogues and Residents Unite to Revitalize Old York Road

October 10, 2011

Harris Sokoloff of the Graduate School of Education and Lauren Hirshon of the Fels Institute of Government in the School of Arts and Sciences are mentioned in regards to the revitalization of Old York Road.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Collaboration Helps Police Examine Domestic Violence

October 6, 2011

Susan Sorenson of the School of Social Policy and Practice is noted as part of a team addressing the problem of domestic violence.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

‘Executive Advisers’ to Oversee City Schools

October 4, 2011

Penn’s Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli will chair a group advising the Philadelphia School District on finances and operations.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422October 4, 2011

Penn’s Craig R. Carnaroli to Chair Group Advising Philadelphia School District on Finances and Operations

PHILADELPHIA – Craig R. Carnaroli, executive vice president of the University of Pennsylvania, has been named chair of the Financial Operations and Systems Working Group, which will advise the Philadelphia School Reform Commission. 

The announcement was made by Mayor Michael Nutter in conjunction with the SRC and Ron Tomalis, the Pennsylvania secretary of education.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820September 30, 2011

Penn Division of Public Safety to Host Open House

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania Division of Public Safety will hold its annual Open House on Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 3 to 6 p.m. at 4040 Chestnut St.

Visitors can take a “behind-the-scenes” tour of the PennComm Communications Center, which serves as the command and control center for the Public Safety operation and take a turn on the Firearm Training Simulator. 

Used for police officer training, the simulator tests a person’s instincts and response to scenarios that may require the use of deadly force.

Study Finds Need for Doctors in Lower NE Phila.

September 28, 2011

David Grande of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the difficulty of figuring out where doctors practice.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820September 21, 2011

Penn Division of Public Safety Kicks Off ‘Share The Road’ Bicycle Safety Campaign

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania Division of Public Safety, in conjunction with the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Transportation and Utilities, will kick off the annual “Share the Road” bicycle safety campaign on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 11 a.m. in front of the Penn Bookstore, 36th and Walnut streets, concluding with a press conference at noon.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820September 16, 2011

Penn’s Social Impact of the Arts Project Receives Funds From NEA Philanthropies for Arts Geo-Database

PHILADELPHIA — The Social Impact of the Arts Project, a research project at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice in collaboration with The Reinvestment Fund and the City of Philadelphia, has received $250,000 in matching funds from ArtPlace, a consortium of national foundations, federal agencies and corporations. 

From Parking Lot to Paradise: Penn Park Opens to the Public Tonight

September 15, 2011

The opening of Penn Park is spotlighted.

Article Source: CBSPhilly.com