Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice discusses the school drop-out rate.
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Eugenie Birch of the School of Design and ther Penn Institute for Urban Research comments on city planning.
The Wharton Small Business Development Center is featured.
PHILADELPHIA – A report from the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania details the ways reclamation and redevelopment of vacant property have improved residents’ quality of life in eastern North Philadelphia. The report, “Neighborhood Stabilization and Safety in East North Philadelphia,” highlights how comprehensive strategic investment by local community developers and public agencies correlates with improvements in safety, rising incomes and an attraction of new working households.
James Serpell of the School of Veterinary Medicine comments on animal behavior resembling love.
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.
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.
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.