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A Hollow Debate Over "Hallowed Ground"

August 30, 2010

 In an op-ed, Seth Kreimer of the Law School discusses the “Ground Zero” mosque.

Article Source: CBSNews.com
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 30, 2010

Philadelphia Middle School Students to Launch Power Boats and Rocket Cars at Penn’s Innoworks

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Penn student volunteers and their middle-school partners will launch rockets and power boats as part of a week-long summer course designed to get young people excited about science and technology.

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University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann to Welcome Incoming Freshmen

 

 

WHO:            Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania

 

WHAT:            Move-in for Penn's Class of 2014

 

WHEN:            Sept. 2, 2010, 10:30 a.m.

 

WHERE:            Hill College House

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 25, 2010

UMR Coalition Praises Recovery Act’s Investment Impact on Science, Innovation and Technology

PHILADELPHIA –- A White House report analyzing the impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on innovation, science and technology has drawn praise from United for Medical Research.

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

Local Youth in Penn’s Service Learning, Internship Programs Earn PYN Recognition

 PHILADELPHIA –- West Philadelphia teens who took part in summer programs sponsored by the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania have been honored by the Philadelphia Youth Network, the agency that provided the funding.  Students working in a cooperative Netter Center/University City District internship program were also recognized.

Year of Water

Penn’s Climate Action Plan inspires the designation of 2010-11 as the Year of Water. The first activity is the Penn Reading Project, The Big Necessity by alum Rose George. (Penn Current)

To Fight Homelessness, Turn Project 50 Into Project 10,000

August 13, 2010

Dennis Culhane of the School of Social Policy and Practice authors an op-ed on the effectiveness of programs designed to fight homelessness.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820August 12, 2010

Penn Graduate School of Education Finalizing $54M Grant to Evaluate National Reading Program

PHILADELPHIA — A planned $54 million Investing in Innovation federal grant will bring $4 million to Penn GSE’s Consortium for Policy Research in Education at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education to evaluate the effectiveness of a national program aimed at strengthening literacy among struggling first-graders in underperforming schools. Penn is part of a 16-university consortium working on this project.

The Philly Foods Nutritionists Crave

August 10, 2010

Andrea Spivack of the School of Medicine and the Stunkard Weight Management Program provides healthy-eating guidelines.

Article Source: Philadelphia Magazine

Penn Students Create Ambitious Plan for Rail Service

August 11, 2010

Robert Yaro, Marilyn Jordan Taylor and students of the School of Design devise a high-speed-railway proposal for the Northeast Corridor.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer