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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 21, 2015

Penn’s Lorene Cary Announces Safe Kids Stories Initiative

Lorene Cary, a senior lecturer in the English Department in the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts & Sciences, is leading a new initiative called Safe Kids Stories, a website and social movement designed to promote Philadelphia programs that create safe havens for children and youth.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 30, 2015

Penn’s Ira Harkavy Honored With Ernest L. Boyer Award for Lifetime of Work

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During the Association of American Colleges & Universities meeting in Washington, D.C., New American Colleges & Universities will honor Ira Harkavy from the Netter Center.

Ira Harkavy, the associate vice president and founding director of the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania, was honored with the fifth annual Ernest L. Boyer Award on Jan.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 14, 2015

Rosario Dawson Headlines MLK Lecture in Social Justice at Penn Jan. 20

On Jan. 20, the Center for Africana Studies presents the 14th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture in Social Justice.

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Media Contact:Sara Stewart | sabrady@upenn.edu | 215-898-2083January 29, 2015

Acclaimed Photographer Paul Strand at Penn's Arthur Ross Gallery

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From Jan. 31-March 29, Penn's Arthur Ross Gallery will host Paul Strand: The Mexican Portfolio. The Gallery is free and open to the public.

The Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania presents Paul Strand: The Mexican Portfolio, a traveling exhibition organized by the Syracuse University Art Galleries. It opens to the public on January 31, 2015.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 13, 2015

Penn Presents Symposium on Social Change Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

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Now in its 20th year, Penn remembers MLK with the annual Day of Service activities on Jan. 19 and a series of 20 community events that run through Jan. 30. All events are free and open to the public.

The University of Pennsylvania will remember Martin Luther King Jr. with its 20th Annual Commemorative Symposium on Social Change, a series of nearly 20 community events, Jan. 19-30.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 8, 2015

Penn Announces 2015 Kelly Writers House Fellows

The University of Pennsylvania will host three celebrated writers as Kelly Writers House Fellows during the 2015 spring semester: poet Anne Waldman, editor and author Dorothy Allison and playwright and novelist Jessica Hagedorn.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604January 8, 2015

Penn Engineers Put Their Skills and Teamwork to the Test in a Robotic Hockey Tournament

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As a final exam, students in Engineering’s Design of Mechatronic Systems course devised and built teams of hockey-playing robots in the sixth annual Robockey Cup.

By Madeleine Stone  @themadstone       

While final exams can be solemn affairs, finals for the Design of Mechatronic Systems course at the University of Pennsylvania couldn’t be livelier.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194January 7, 2015

Penn Grad Students Share Expertise Across Disciplines to Address Social Problems

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Five Penn graduate students are beginning their journeys as ELISS fellows this spring. Four other Penn students are wrapping up their experiences in the program’s inaugural year and reflecting on the lessons they’ve gleaned about working across disciplines for the public good.

“In today’s world, the stereotype of the nerdy scientist, by himself, looking at a microscope, is no longer accurate and no longer useful,” says Gabriel Innes, a third-year student in the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 5, 2015

Student Group at Penn Delivers On-site Science to Local Children

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Penn Science Across Ages mixes community engagement and volunteering with increased access to learning for students at schools in West Philadelphia.

University of Pennsylvania senior Steve Scarfone and junior Jeffrey Ng are part of a local community-engagement project that mixes volunteering and increasing access to learning through Penn Science Across Ages.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151January 5, 2015

Doing Good and Learning Leadership Skills at Penn

When University of Pennsylvania student Amy Phillips learned about the Girl Scouts at Penn program, she immediately joined.

Having been a Scout from kindergarten through high school, Phillips was thrilled to be able to continue her involvement at Penn.