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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422 May 26, 2010

Penn’s Shoemaker Green Project to Be Test Site for Sustainable Landscape Rating System

PHILADELPHIA –- A University of Pennsylvania project designed to turn a set of aging tennis courts into an urban park called Shoemaker Green has been selected as a pilot for the nation’s first rating system for green landscape design, construction and maintenance.

Video: Racial Scapegoating

May 11, 2010

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy & Practice discusses a Philadelphia police corruption case.

Article Source: WTXF-TV (Philadelphia)

At Penn, Biden Speaks at Daughter's Graduation

May 18, 2010

Dean Richard Gelles of the School of Social Policy and Practice says the dual role of father and politician made for a great commencement speaker in Vice President Biden.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Green Works for Philadelphia

May 14, 2010

Mark Alan Hughes of the School of Design is cited for his role in Philadelphia’s Greenworks sustainability plan.

Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News
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Media Contact:Joy McIntyre | joymc@nursing.upenn.edu | 215-898-5074May 14, 2010

Mary Naylor of Penn Nursing Named to Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

PHILADELPHIA -- Mary Naylor of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing has been appointed to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission.

Naylor is a professor of gerontology and director of the NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health.     

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Media Contact:Laura Cavender | cavender@upenn.edu | 215-746-6411 May 14, 2010

Penn President Amy Gutmann Receives Benjamin E. Mays Award From A Better Chance

PHILADELPHIA -- Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, accepted the Benjamin E. Mays Award from A Better Chance in New York yesterday in recognition of Penn’s no-loan financial-aid program and commitment to diversity and access and for Gutmann’s scholarship on democratic education.    

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 14, 2010

Gov. Edward G. Rendell Will Speak at Penn School of Dental Medicine Commencement

WHAT:    Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell will speak at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine’s Commencement.

Philly's Science Boost

May 13, 2010

In an opinion piece by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Vice Provost Steve Fluharty is quoted about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News
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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.