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Media Contact:Sara Stewart | arg@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-898-3617January 9, 2012

"In Material: Fiber 2012" at Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery

PHILADELPHIA — “In Material: Fiber 2012” opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on Saturday, Jan. 28. 

Featuring four artists who bring innovation to the field of fiber art through their use of unexpected materials, “In Material” deconstructs the popular definition of textile art.

California-based Lucy Arai re-invigorates the practice of sashiko, a decorative stitching process, and applies it to handmade paper and mixed media.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 6, 2012

Penn Launches Commemorative Symposium on Social Change Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania will remember Martin Luther King Jr. with the Commemorative Symposium on Social Change, a series of community events that runs from Jan. 13 through Feb. 2.

All MLK Symposium events are free and open to the public.  They include workshops, discussions, panels, lectures, performances, special presentations, award ceremonies, interfaith programs and documentary-film screenings.

Kill-adelphia: Yet Again, City Tops List of Homicide Rates

December 30, 2011

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on black politicians in Philadelphia in relation to the high homicide rate.

Article Source: Philly.com

Project Seeks to Publicize Life-saving Defibrillators

December 21, 2011

Raina Merchant of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for leading the MyHeartMap Challenge project.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia Hunts for Heart Defibrillators

December 13, 2011

Raina Merchant of the Perelman School of Medicine is highlighted for creating a contest that challenges Philadelphians to map defibrillators in order to increase awareness about the device availability.

Article Source: “Newsworks,” WHYY Radio
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Media Contact:Laura Cavender | cavender@upenn.edu | 215-746-6411December 15, 2011

Wells Fargo Gives $500,000 Lift to Small-Business Center

December 12, 2011

The Wharton Small Business Development Center at Penn has been awarded $500,000 to help support entrepreneurs.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Cash Cowed: Penn Students Find Giving $100,000 Away is Complicated Process

December 10, 2011

An urban studies undergraduate class is given an assignment to give away $100,000.

Article Source: “Newsworks,” WHYY Radio

City Is Attacking Crime by Removing Grime

December 2, 2011

Charles Branas, Eugenia Garvin and Robert Grossman of the Perelman School of Medicine comment on the effect of the Philadelphia LandCare project.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820December 2, 2011

Penn Center for High Impact Philanthropy's 10 Effective Holiday Charitable Giving Tips

PHILADELPHIA — Each holiday season, people are moved by the spirit of giving to make a difference in the lives of others.  The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice has developed an online guide that lists high-impact, low-cost charitable-giving opportunities for donors interested in making a difference with “High Impact Holiday Giving.”