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Growing Up Poor Can Affect Brain Development

August 1, 2010

Martha Farah of the School of Arts and Sciences says poverty may affect brain function.

Article Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | July 26, 2010

Making History Campaign Co-Chair Makes $5 Million Gift to Endow University PIK Professorship

PHILADELPHIA -- University of Pennsylvania Trustee Robert M. Levy and Diane v.S. Levy have made a $5 million gift designated for faculty support.  The gift will be used to endow a Penn Integrates Knowledge Professorship, which will be named the Diane v.S. and Robert M. Levy University Professorship.

The announcement was made by Penn President Amy Gutmann.

Federal Grant Will Enable Netter Center’s Nutrition Program to Expand Service to More High School Students

July 21, 2010

The Netter Center for Community Partnerships receives federal funding for its “Growing Together” program.

Article Source: University City Review

Ardmore Students Challenge Court Ruling on Lower Merion Redistricting

July 23, 2010

Kermit Roosevelt of the Law School discusses a local school-redistricting case.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

A Witness Silenced - by the D.A.

July 21, 2010

David Rudovsky of the Law School authors an op-ed on witness intimidation.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422 July 19, 2010

Federal Grant Will Enable Netter Center’s Nutrition Program to Expand Service to More High School Students

PHILADELPHIA -- The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative, a program of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania, can now expand its mission, thanks to a $900,000 federal grant.

Companies Get Fat Off the Fat of Children

July 19, 2010

The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative is cited for its health-initiative outreach.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Jury Duty

July 18, 2010

President Amy Gutmann is “spotted doing her civic duty at the Criminal Justice Center.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Editorial: Another Plus for DHS

July 14, 2010

Cindy Christian of the School of Medicine and Safe Place, the Center for Child Protection and Health, is praised for her child advocacy in light of her appointment as child-abuse expert at the Philadelphia Department of Human Services.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Mike Mahoney | mahoneyw@upenn.edu | July 15, 2010

Penn’s Scotty Williams Named Golfer of the Year; Nine Other Penn Students Also Named to All-Area Teams

PHILADELPHIA -- Scotty Williams, a student at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named Golfer of the Year in the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Stars annual selection. 

In addition, nine other Penn student-athletes were named to All-Area teams.  They were selected by a vote of the members of the Philadelphia Area Sports Information Directors Association.

Williams was joined on the All-Area Men’s Golf team by fellow Penn student Chance Pipitone.