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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422January 22, 2010

Penn Green Fund Accepting New Applications Beginning Feb. 1, Submission Deadline Is March 15

 

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania’s Green Fund will accept applications beginning Feb. 1 for a second round of one-time grants to be used to finance innovative ideas from students, faculty or staff that are designed to help Penn meet its sustainability goals, as outlined in its Climate Action Plan.

Deadline for submission is March 15, and the awards will be announced in April. The maximum allocation is $50,000.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422January 13, 2010

Penn to Hold Two Weeks of Events Honoring the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

 

PHILADELPHIA –- A two-week observance at the University of Pennsylvania of the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. begins with a Day of Service, Monday, Jan. 18, when volunteers will participate in activities that have become staples of this event: community-beautification projects, a food drive benefiting West Philadelphia’s People’s Emergency Center, the assembly of charitable gift packages and commemorative art projects.

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Media Contact:Linda Breitstein | lindabre@exchange.upenn.edu | 215-898-1112
Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 5, 2010

Penn’s Project for Civic Engagement Hosts Workshops on the Public Engagement Process of City’s New Zoning Code

 

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania Project for Civic Engagement, in partnership with the Philadelphia chapter of the American Institute of Architects (under its umbrella organization of the Center for Architecture) and media partner WHYY will host a series of deliberative workshops to provide input to the Zoning Code Commission about the public engagement process of Philadelphia’s new zoning code.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151December 11, 2009

Researchers Say Cooperation Is Key to Reducing Greenhouse Gases

 

PHILADELPHIA — A study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and University of Delaware shows that cooperation between local and regional governments and organizations is crucial to achieve carbon-reduction goals being negotiated in the Copenhagen Conference of the Parties, or COP15, summit.

The findings are presented in a new position paper presented at the summit, “An Urban Agenda for the New Climate,” from Penn’s T.C. Chan Center for Building Simulation and Energy Studies and the University of Delaware Center for Energy and Environmental Policy, or CEEP.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151December 10, 2009
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422December 7, 2009

Penn Awards Green Fund Grants to Diverse Set of Projects

 

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania has approved the funding of 10 Green Fund projects from an inaugural round of grant proposals.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604December 2, 2009

Sea Level Is Rising Along U.S. Atlantic Coast, According to Data Analysis by Penn Environmental Scientists

PHILADELPHIA –- An international team of environmental scientists led by the University of Pennsylvania has shown that sea-level rise along the Atlantic Coast of the United States was 2 millimeters faster in the 20th century than at any time in the past 4,000 years.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658November 25, 2009

Gutmann Named to Chair Obama’s Bioethics Commission

PHILADELPHIA –- Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, has been selected by President Obama to chair the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. As head of the commission, Gutmann, president of Penn since 2004 and a prominent political scientist, will advise the President on a range of bioethical issues.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151November 20, 2009

University of Pennsylvania Receives Top Ranking in Public Safety for Educational Facilities

 

PHILADELPHIA –- For the third consecutive year, the University of Pennsylvania is ranked No. 1 for safety among colleges and universities in a survey by Security Magazine.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151
Media Contact:Jenny Robinson-PennDot | | 610-476-2954November 17, 2009

University of Pennsylvania and PennDot Team Up for Operation Safe Holiday


University of Pennsylvania and PennDOT Team Up for Operation Safe Holiday

WHO:
Maureen Rush, Penn Vice President for Public Safety
Tom Messner, Lieutenant, Penn Public Safety
Lou Belmonte, PennDOT Traffic Engineer
George Geisler, Law Enforcement Liaison for the Pennsylvania DUI
Association
Stephen Johnson, Deputy Commissioner, Philadelphia Police

WHAT:
Operation Safe Holiday kick-off

WHEN: 1 p.m., Nov. 19, 2009