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Amtrak Rolls Out Ambitious, High-Speed Service Plan

September 28, 2010

Robert Yaro of the School of Design comments on a proposed Philadelphia high-speed rail system.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

How a West Philadelphia Family Overcame Child Obesity

September 27, 2010

Shiriki Kumanyika of the School of Medicine says “high-calorie foods and beverages are heavily advertised, and healthier options are harder to find in many African-American and low-income communities.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Purchasing 23 Acres Across Schuylkill

September 25, 2010

Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli discusses Penn’s purchase of land across the Schuylkill River.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460 September 27, 2010

Report from Penn’s Fels Institute of Government Shows Positive Results of Urban Investment

PHILADELPHIA –- A new report from the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government shows how public investment guided by strategic planning can produce highly successful results, even within an urban area formerly plagued by high levels of vacancy and abandonment.

“Vacant Property Reclamation Through Strategic Investment in Eastern North Philadelphia, 1998-2010“ documents the work of a nonprofit organization in implementing an investment strategy for a section of Philadelphia.  

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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422September 24, 2010

Penn Dining Halls to Compete in Eat Local Challenge

 

WHAT:            The Eat Local Challenge at the University of Pennsylvania, when made-from-scratch meals with, except for salt, 100 percent local ingredients -- sourced from within 150 miles of campus -- will be served at lunch.                       

After Nightfall, a Trip Through Time

September 24, 2010

Penn Museum’s “40 Winks With the Sphinx” is featured.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Kelly Writers House a Yummy Place

September 23, 2010

Kelly Writers House is spotlighted for its newly renovated kitchen and for the contributions KWH makes to campus and community life.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

All Bets Are on as SugarHouse Opens

September 23, 2010

Harris Sokoloff of the Graduate School of Education and the Penn Project for Civic Engagement discusses the implications of a casino in Philadelphia.

Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News

Former Managing Director Lands Gig At Penn

September 21, 2010

Eugenie Birch of the School of Design and Susan Wachter of the Wharton School announce former Philadelphia Managing Director Camille Cates Barnett’s appointment to the Penn Institute for Urban Research.

Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News

Vice President Biden Hosts Amy Gutmann

September 21, 2010

 President Amy Gutmann discusses Recovery Act funding at the White House.

Article Source: Associated Press