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Greening Vacant City Lots Could Improve Residents’ Health

November 17, 2011

Penn researchers are cited for studying the effect of greened vacant lots on residents’ health.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Video: One Body: Community Gardens

November 10, 2011

The Netter Center’s Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative and West Philadelphia students are featured.

Article Source: Channel One News

Video: TEDx Conference Reenvisions Philly in 21st Century

November 9, 2011

Amy Hillier of the School of Design comments on the importance of the TEDx Philly conference and the future of city planning in Philadelphia.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Video: David Dye, One Great Idea

November 8, 2011

For the One Great Idea project, WXPN’s World Cafe host David Dye suggests an inexpensive way to connect high school students with live music and artists.

Article Source: Philly.com

Teaching Entrepreneurship in Inner-City Schools

November 6, 2011

Keith Weigelt of the Wharton School and Knowledge@Wharton are featured.

Article Source: CNN.com

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.