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Media Contact:Beth Adams | adamsnb@dental.upenn.edu | 215-573-8224
Media Contact:Anthony Hopkins | anthonyh@pccy.org | 215-563-5848 x23 March 30, 2015

Penn Dental Medicine Teams Up With PCCY to Provide Free Dental Care to Children

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Students and faculty from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine will provide free dental care to 75 area children during the 12th annual Give Kids a Smile Day on Wednesday, April 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHO:             Students and Faculty from University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

                        Public Citizens for Children and Youth 

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 15, 2015

Penn Freshman Is Turning Bullying Bystanders Into Anti-bullying ‘Upstanders’

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As he was preparing to graduate from high school last year, Jacob Gardenswartz, a freshman from San Diego, started laying the groundwork to expand a local anti-bullying theater project he helped develop into a national program. Last semester, he received a text message from his mother bearing good news. She sent a photo of the IRS letter granting his organization impACT on Stage 501(c)(3) nonprofit status.

As he was preparing to graduate from high school last year, Jacob Gardenswartz, a University of Pennsylvania freshman from San Diego, started laying the groundwork to expand a local anti-bullying theater project he helped develop into a national program.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422March 31, 2015

Penn Netter Center’s STEM Programs Promote Inclusion and Better Science

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Amir Jones, a 10th grade student at West Philadelphia’s Sayre High School, has always had an interest in science, but partnership activities coordinated by Moelis Access Science, a program operated by the University of Pennsylvania’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships, helped his interests reach a whole new level.

By Julie McWilliams

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Media Contact:Beth Adams | adamsnb@dental.upenn.edu | 215-573-8224March 25, 2015

Penn Dental Medicine to Host 7th Annual Oral Cancer Walk and 5K

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This Saturday, March 28, Penn Dental Medicine students and faculty will host the 7th annual Philadelphia Oral Cancer Walk and 5K in an effort to raise awareness about the disease, both for health-care professionals and the general public.

WHO:             Penn Dental Medicine

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Penn Grads Win Chance to Change the World

March 25, 2015

Five undergraduate students are featured as the winners of the University of Pennsylvania’s President’s Engagement Prizes.


Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460March 23, 2015

Jay Kaufman to Speak in Penn Program on Race, Science & Society Lecture

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Professor Kaufman will be the inaugural visiting scholar delivering a public lecture, on March 25, and presenting his research on the causes of racial health disparities at a workshop the next day.

WHAT:           University of Pennsylvania Program on Race, Science & Society, “How Do We Study Racial Disparities in Health and What Have We Learned?” Public Lecture

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Media Contact: Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460March 19, 2015

Penn’s Fels Institute Hosts National Public Policy Challenge March 22

The Final round and announcement of the winner of the 4th Annual National Invitational Public Policy Challenge, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Fels Institute of Government, will be held March 22 at the National Constitution Center.

Penn Wharton China Center Opens in Beijing

March 17, 2015

President Amy Gutmann is quoted about the opening of the Penn Wharton China Center.

Article Source: Philly Voice
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151March 16, 2015

Founders of Russian Art Collective Pussy Riot to Speak at Penn

WHO:            Masha Alekhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova, Russian conceptual artists and founding members of the art collective Pussy Riot

WHAT:          “A Conversation With Pussy Riot”
 

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422March 18, 2015

Penn Senior and SOCEANA Founder Finds Open Doors

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University of Pennsylvania senior Tess Michaels, of Dallas, is the founder of SOCEANA, an enterprise that helps volunteers earn and donate Philas, a new form of social currency, towards causes they care about. Using social media and gamification, the motivational tool is designed to help companies and nonprofits build a community of volunteers and philanthropists.

By Julie McWilliams


University of Pennsylvania senior Tess Michaels has found herself in an enviable situation not unlike game show contestants who must pick Door No. 1, Door No. 2 or Door No. 3.