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Youth Root for Nutritional Rights

November 3, 2011

A young West Philadelphian’s life-changing introduction to healthy food is traced to his involvement with the Netter Center for Community Partnership’s Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer


Matt Hartley of the Graduate School of Education discusses service learning and what it really means to connect academia with real-world problems. (Penn GSE)

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Media Contact:Sara Stewart | arg@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-898-3617 November 2, 2011

"Double Take: Series, Multiples and Prints" to Be at Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery

PHILADELPHIA — “Double Take: Series, Multiples and Prints” opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on Nov. 18. 

Drawn from the Penn’s diverse art collection, the exhibit features 58 prints, photographs, pastels and sculptures that explore issues of serialism and artistic process.

The earliest works in “Double Take” include Albrecht Dürer’s Engraved Passion Series (1508-13) and two William Hogarth engravings from A Rake’s Progress (1735).

20 Years at the Café

October 27, 2011

World Café Live is featured.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422October 26, 2011

Groundbreaking Thursday for Community Farm and Food Resource Center at Bartram’s Garden


WHAT:          A groundbreaking ceremony for the Community Farm and Food Resource Center at Bartram’s Garden, a project designed to develop a healthier community by providing access to local, organic, affordable, nutritious and culturally relevant food, and a space where community members can maintain a relationship with the land.


Philly’s Department of Human Services Under the Microscope

October 21, 2011

Dean Richard Gelles of the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on the state of Philadelphia’s Department of Human Services.

Article Source: "Newsworks," WHYY Radio
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 21, 2011

White House and School of Social Policy & Practice Host Dialogue on HIV/AIDS Strategy


The White House Office of National AIDS Policy, along with the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, hosted a panel, “Sustaining the Community-Based Response to HIV,” Oct. 20 at Penn.  About 150 attended.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 11, 2011

Synagogues and Residents Unite to Revitalize Old York Road

October 10, 2011

Harris Sokoloff of the Graduate School of Education and Lauren Hirshon of the Fels Institute of Government in the School of Arts and Sciences are mentioned in regards to the revitalization of Old York Road.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Collaboration Helps Police Examine Domestic Violence

October 6, 2011

Susan Sorenson of the School of Social Policy and Practice is noted as part of a team addressing the problem of domestic violence.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer