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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

Philly Gets Greener With New Penn Park

September 15, 2011

Penn Park is featured.

Article Source: Associated Press

New Park at University of Pennsylvania

September 16, 2011

President Amy Gutmann is quoted about Penn Park, calling it a “beautiful, sustainable, green oasis.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

On the Trail of Missing Public Art in Philadelphia

September 13, 2011

Dean Eduardo Glandt of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and Lynn Marsden of the Arthur Ross Gallery comment on stored artworks.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 14, 2011

Penn Research Team Hosts Interactive Exhibit on Climate Change and Urban Space for “Parking Day”

WHO:    University of Pennsylvania faculty, graduate and undergraduate members of Partnerships for International Research and Education Mongolia and School of Arts and Sciences staff

WHAT:    Scientists transform a parking space into an interactive exhibit on Mongolian climate change research

WHEN:    Sept. 16, 2011
                9 a.m to 3 p.m.

Offer of Soda-Industry Funds Fell Flat, as It Should Have

September 14, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine says that Philadelphia has become “ground zero in beverage wars.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer