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Video: Drop Out Report

February 17, 2011

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice discusses the school drop-out rate.

Article Source: WTXF-TV (Philadelphia)

Audio: Philadelphia Plans New Weapon in Fight Against Obesity

February 15, 2011

Eugenie Birch of the School of Design and ther Penn Institute for Urban Research comments on city planning.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

PhillyInc: Wharton Small Business Development Center’s Advice? Be Clever

February 14, 2011

The Wharton Small Business Development Center is featured.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 11, 2011

Fels Institute of Government Study Shows Positive Effect of Philadelphia Neighborhood Reinvestment

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.

Celebrating Valentine’s Day With Animal Amore at Elmwood Park Zoo

February 10, 2011

James Serpell of the School of Veterinary Medicine comments on animal behavior resembling love.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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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