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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 2, 2011

Novelist Susan Cheever to Visit Penn as 2011 Kelly Writers House Fellow Feb. 14-15

PHILADELPHIA – Novelist and non-fiction writer Susan Cheever is the first of three acclaimed writers slated to visit the University of Pennsylvania as Spring 2011 Fellows at Kelly Writers House.  Cheever will be on campus Feb. 14-15.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422February 2, 2011

Penn Reports Economic Impact of $14 Billion on Pennsylvania, $9.5 Billion on Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania and Penn Medicine contribute $14 billion yearly, or $38 million per day, to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and $9.5 billion, or $26 million per day, to the City of Philadelphia. The 2010 economic and fiscal impact of the university is outlined in a new independent report conducted by Econsult Corp. of Philadelphia.

A Study Asks: What’s a Church’s Economic Worth?

February 1, 2011

Ram Cnaan of the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on the economic value of churches to the surrounding communities.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151January 20, 2011

Tim Wise, Author of “Between Barack and a Hard Place,” to Speak at Penn’s King Lecture in Social Justice



WHO:            
Tim Wise, author of “Barack and a Hard Place: Racism and Denial in the Age of Obama”
 
WHEN:            Jan. 26, 2011, 5:30 p.m.
 

Nurse Reaches Out to Youth on HIV/AIDS

January 11, 2011

Loretta Sweet Jemmott of the School of Nursing is featured for her work developing programs that help prevent teenage pregnancy and transmission of HIV/AIDS.

Article Source: Philadelphia Tribune
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 20, 2011

Penn-Based Index Shows Rise of Asian, Latin-American, African Think Tanks; Brookings Is Top Think Tank

PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania’s annual rankings of the world’s top think tanks puts the Brookings Institution at the top of the list as 2010 Think Tank of the Year.  It was selected from 74 institutions that were nominated. 

What Philadelphia Has That Pittsburgh Wants

January 19, 2011

Tony Sorrentino of the Executive Vice President’s Office discusses the “enlightened self-interest” that contributed to Penn’s involvement in University City.

Article Source: Pop City

Audio: In-Home Care Options Expand to Serve Aging Population

January 11, 2011

Mary Naylor of the School of Nursing discusses how in-home care options will likely grow in the future.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Video: Center City Charter School Aims to Raise Standards for School Meals

January 13, 2011

Robert Berkowitz of the School of Medicine speaks about the new USDA guidelines for school lunches.

Article Source: KYW-TV (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 14, 2011

Penn’s Project for Civic Engagement Hosts Forums on “The Conversation of Kings: From Dream to Sacrifice”

 

WHO:             Project for Civic Engagement, housed at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education 

 

WHAT:             Hosting “The Conversation of Kings: From Dream to Sacrifice Toward a More Perfect Union,” a two-part community forum designed to stimulate conversation about race and ethnicity.