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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422 June 25, 2010

Penn Powers Down: University-Wide Effort Nets 21 Percent Reduction in Electricity Use

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania reduced its electricity usage by some 13 megawatt hours during last week’s hour-long Power Down Challenge.  This is equivalent to a nearly 21 percent reduction in the typical campus electrical load at this time of year, yielding substantial cost savings.

City of Chester to Vote on Month-Long State of Emergency

June 23, 2010

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy & Practice discusses the Chester, Pa., curfew.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Philadelphia High School Student Wins Scholarship After Parents' Deaths

June 22, 2010

A Philadelphia high school student is profiled as she receives a full grant from a scholarship fund administered by the Annenberg Public Policy Center.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Waste Management: Run the Sheriff Out of Town

June 22, 2010

John Kromer of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Fels Institute of Government discusses the Philadelphia sheriff’s Office.

Article Source: Philadelphia Weekly

Gary Papa ‘Run for Your Life’ Today

June 20, 2010

Anna Bottoms, Chris Ganister and Tom Guzzo make up the Penn Urology Team for the Philadelphia prostate cancer benefit event "Run for Your Life."

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)

Violence Has Chester in Critical Condition

June 21, 2010

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy & Practice comments on a wave of violence in Chester, Pa.

Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News

Philadelphia Public School Students Improve PSSA Scores

June 17, 2010

Elliot Weinbaum of the Graduate School of Education comments on Philadelphia public school test scores.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Pam Kosty | pkosty@sas.upenn.edu | 215-898-4045 June 18, 2010

Silk Road Summer Nights Kicks Off June 23

The sounds of summer in West Philadelphia, on Penn's campus, just got sweeter. Penn Museum's Silk Road Summer Nights music series offers city residents, commuters, and happy hour denizens an introduction to the music of the Silk Road.

Video: America Speaks

June 16, 2010

Harris Sokoloff of the Graduate School of Education and the Penn Project for Civic Engagement discusses the America Speaks Philadelphia public forums.

Article Source: WCAU-TV (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 14, 2010

Rebecca Maynard of Penn GSE to Serve as NCEE Commissioner

PHILADELPHIA – Rebecca Maynard of the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education has been named commissioner of the National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance.

The appointment was announced by John Easton, director of the U. S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences.