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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422May 17, 2012

Penn Graduate Students Kara Cohen, Katie Murphy Selected as Schweitzer Fellows

PHILADELPHIA – Two University of Pennsylvania graduate students are among 16 from around the region selected as Greater Philadelphia Schweitzer Fellows for 2012-13.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422May 16, 2012

Penn Employees Considering a Home Purchase, Energy Improvements Should Plan to Attend PHOS Seminar May 21

PHILADELPHIA – Penn Home Ownership Services invites all University of Pennsylvania and Penn Health System employees with an interest in purchasing homes, making improvements or reducing energy costs for their current residences to attend an informational program at 4 p.m., Monday, May 21, in Houston Hall’s Ben Franklin Room.

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Media Contact:Steve Mancini | smancini@kipp.org | May 16, 2012

Penn Partners With KIPP Schools to Promote College Completion in Underserved Communities

PHILADELPHIA -– The KIPP Foundation announced today that it will partner with the University of Pennsylvania in an effort to increase college-completion rates for underserved KIPP students nationwide. This is KIPP’s first college partnership with an Ivy League university and its 10th partnership with an institution of higher learning since the fall of 2011.

For Defibrillators to Save Lives, People Have to Use Them

May 11, 2012

Roger Band of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “If CPR and AEDs were employed for every cardiac arrest, hundreds of thousands of lives would be saved annually, in the U.S. alone.”

Article Source: Los Angeles Times
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460May 11, 2012

Six Penn Students Receive U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholarships

          PHILADELPHIA – Six University of Pennsylvania students have been awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships for study this summer:

The Afterlife

May 3, 2012

Ram Cnaan of the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on the Philadelphia Mayor’s Office of Reintegration Services for Ex-Offenders.

Article Source: Phildelphia citypaper

Researcher Kevin Jones Recruits People for Much-Needed HIV Studies

May 8, 2012

Kevin Trimell Jones of the Perelman School of Medicine is profiled for his work in Penn’s HIV/AIDS Prevention Research Division.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 9, 2012

Recovery Pool at Penn Vet's New Bolton Center Gives Horses a Leg Up After Surgery

KENNETT SQUARE — Horses weigh more than half a ton and can sleep standing up, so as surgical patients, they can’t recuperate in a cushy bed. To make matters more complicated, waking up after anesthesia wears off can be a difficult process for horses; most are awakened in padded enclosures to reduce the chance of them injuring themselves or attending veterinarians as they regain the strength to stand.  But sometimes padded walls aren’t enough.

We’ve Come a Long Way, Philly

May 8, 2012

Harris Steinberg of the School of Design details the major changes in planning and development in Philadelphia during the last decade.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194May 8, 2012

Penn Vet’s Field Service Tends to the Farms

KENNETT SQUARE — It’s a quaint image: a rural vet in a pick-up truck driving down a country lane to treat a sick cow or horse.