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Child Abuse Expert Hired for Philadelphia's DHS

July 2, 2010

Cindy Christian of the School of Medicine and Safe Place, the Center for Child Protection and Health, is appointed child-abuse expert at the Philadelphia Department of Human Services.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

USC Plans $900-Million Shopping and Residential Upgrade

July 3, 2010

Penn’s community-building efforts are cited.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Federal Grant to Generate 91 Jobs, Enhance Computer Access in Philadelphia

July 6, 2010

Ira Harkavy of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships says computers are essential to education within the community.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 1, 2010

Penn’s Chief of Fire and Emergency Services Appointed to Board at Phila. Fire Dept. Historical Corp.

PHILADELPHIA — Gene Janda, the chief of fire and emergency services for the University of Pennsylvania, has been elected to a three-year term as a general member of the board of directors for the Philadelphia Fire Department Historical Corporation, which supports the Fireman’s Hall Museum in Old City.

Chester Lockdown Extended 30 Days

June 23, 2010

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy & Practice comments on the extended Chester, Pa., curfew.

Article Source: Metro

Judge Rules Lower Merion Redistricting Broke No Law

June 25, 2010

Kermit Roosevelt of the Law School comments on a local court decision about school redistricting.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422 June 25, 2010

Penn Powers Down: University-Wide Effort Nets 21 Percent Reduction in Electricity Use

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania reduced its electricity usage by some 13 megawatt hours during last week’s hour-long Power Down Challenge.  This is equivalent to a nearly 21 percent reduction in the typical campus electrical load at this time of year, yielding substantial cost savings.

City of Chester to Vote on Month-Long State of Emergency

June 23, 2010

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy & Practice discusses the Chester, Pa., curfew.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Philadelphia High School Student Wins Scholarship After Parents' Deaths

June 22, 2010

A Philadelphia high school student is profiled as she receives a full grant from a scholarship fund administered by the Annenberg Public Policy Center.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Waste Management: Run the Sheriff Out of Town

June 22, 2010

John Kromer of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Fels Institute of Government discusses the Philadelphia sheriff’s Office.

Article Source: Philadelphia Weekly