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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460May 11, 2010

Centers Host Language Programs for High Schoolers, Teachers

PHILADELPHIA -- The South Asia Center and the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania will host summer language programs to teach Hindi, Urdu and Chinese to students entering grades 9-12.  The programs, to be taught by Penn faculty, are funded by Startalk, the national effort to enhance Americans’ learning and teaching of less commonly taught languages in high schools.

Friends, Romans, Americans

“Ancient Rome & America,” a National Constitution Center exhibition co-curated by Campbell Grey of Classical Studies, showcases the cultural, political and social connections between long-ago Rome and the U.S.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820 May 5, 2010

Maureen Rush Honored by Police Athletic League

PHILADELPHIA — Maureen Rush, vice president for public safety at the University of Pennsylvania, will be honored by the Philadelphia Police Athletic League at its annual awards dinner on Tuesday, May 11, at 5:30 p.m., in the Center City Sheraton at 17th and Race streets.

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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 21, 2010

University of Pennsylvania Honored in Newly Published ‘Guide to 286 Green Colleges’

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania has been acknowledged as one of the country’s most environmentally responsible schools, according to the Princeton Review, which partnered with the U.S. Green Building Council to create “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 286 Green Colleges.”

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 19, 2010
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 15, 2010

Penn’s Police Department Earns Third Consecutive International Accreditation, “Flagship Agency” Status

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania’s Police Department has been awarded international accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. and was selected as a “flagship agency” among its peers.

To earn accreditation, UPPD was required to comply with 463 standards, codes and state-of-the-art practices.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 14, 2010

New Round of Green Fund Projects Includes Storm Water Harvesting, Worm Composting, Energy-Use Reduction

PHILADELPHIA –- Nine sustainability projects ranging from composting office food waste to reusing storm water to monitoring and reducing energy use will begin this spring at the University of Pennsylvania with Green Fund support.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 14, 2010

Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development Holding Conference Friday

WHAT:

The Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development is a coalition of 36 colleges and universities in the greater Philadelphia area that work to strengthen service and service-learning communities. Based at the University of Pennsylvania’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships, the consortium seeks to revitalize local communities and schools and foster civic responsibility among the region's colleges and universities.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 20, 2010

Penn Dining Observing Earth Day With Low Carbon Eats

WHAT: A “Low Carbon Diet Day” in observance of Earth Day, during which the menu in the University of Pennsylvania dining halls will feature foods with a low carbon footprint

WHO: By serving foods that contribute less greenhouse-gas emission, Bon Appétit at Penn Dining will inform consumers about reducing their carbon impact. Diners can track their carbon use Bon Appetit's Low Carbon Diet calculator at: http://www.eatlowcarbon.org/

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, April 22

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 6, 2010

Penn’s V.P. for Public Safety Appointed to the Board at the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College

 

PHILADELPHIA— Maureen Rush, vice president for public safety at the University of Pennsylvania, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees at the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College.