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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 11, 2012

Penn Welcomes African Visitors Through a State Department Program, Grassroots Democracy in the U.S.

The University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education hosted 15 leaders from more than nine African countries for a conversation on public deliberation in the United States and how it can apply to communities in Africa.

The leaders came to learn more about U.S. organizations that increase civic engagement and citizen participation in democratic governance.

Food Costs, Healthier Diet Help to Spark Growing Interest in N.J. Community Food Gardens

June 8, 2012

A University of Pennsylvania study about Camden, N.J., having the “one of the fastest growing community garden programs in the United States” is cited.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | | 215-573-8151June 7, 2012

Free Saturday Summer Concerts in University City

Saturday nights in University City are going to be more lively this summer with the sounds of eclectic local and international bands.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460June 7, 2012

Penn Collaborative Study Explores Indian-American Entrepreneurship

The success stories of immigrants coming to America are legion.

William Morris of the famed William Morris talent agency (now WME) came to America from Germany.  Newspaper editor Joseph Pulitzer of Pulitzer Prize fame hailed from Hungary.  Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was born in Austria. 

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194June 5, 2012

Penn Dental Medicine and the Academy of General Dentistry to Treat Underserved Philadelphians

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine will partner with the Academy of General Dentistry and the AGD Foundation to hold a community outreach project June 23, “Nation of Smiles, One Smile at a Time.” The event will be held during the AGD 2012 Annual Meeting & Exhibits.

Pa. Higher Ed Panel to Hear From Students, Others

May 31, 2012

Laura Perna of the Graduate School of Education comments on Pennsylvania’s higher-education policies.

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | Katie.Delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964May 31, 2012

Penn Researchers Call for Obesity Prevention Efforts to Focus on Community-Wide Systems

National data show that currently more than 10 percent of preschoolers in the United States are obese, and an additional 10 percent are overweight. In a recently published article, a researcher from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with peers and colleagues from across the nation, says that effective strategies to target pregnancy, infancy, and toddlers are urgently needed to stop the progression of childhood obesity.

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May 24, 2012

Terry Richmond of the School of Nursing is interviewed about co-creating violence-prevention videos.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460May 29, 2012

Penn to Host G20 Foreign Policy Think Tanks Summit

The Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), one of the leading think tanks in Brazil and the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) will co-sponsor a three-day conference at the University of Pennsylvania, the “G20 Foreign Policy Think Tanks Summit,” June 3-5. 

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422May 25, 2012

PennMOVES Sale Will Be Held Saturday, June 2

WHAT:          PennMOVES, now in its fifth year, is an effort to find a home for items University of Pennsylvania students leave behind at the end of the academic year. 

Clothes, furniture, kitchen gear, electronics and more have been collected and sorted and will be offered for sale, with proceeds going to Goodwill Industries.

All items are sold “as is” with no returns accepted.

WHO:            The public is invited.