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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

Stefanie Cella of Public Safety Named to West Philadelphia YMCA Board

 

PHILADELPHIA— Stefanie Cella, the director of operations and external affairs at the University of Pennsylvania’s Division of Public Safety, has been appointed to the board at the West Philadelphia YMCA.

Cella will serve a three-year term, planning coordinating and evaluating the West Philadelphia YMCA’s programs, services and personnel.

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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 6, 2010
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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 6, 2010

Penn President Amy Gutmann to Introduce HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at April 7 Community Schools Forum

 

WHO: U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, keynote speaker at the 2010 national forum of the Coalition of Community schools, will be introduced by University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann. Also making remarks will be Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah and Pennsylvania Education Superintendent Gerald Zahorchak.

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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.

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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 5, 2010

Tree Planting on College Green Celebrates Penn’s Tree Campus USA Designation From Arbor Day Foundation

 

WHAT: University of Pennsylvania students and community volunteers will plant 45 trees on campus to celebrate the University’s earning the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus USA designation. The trees will be planted on College Green.

Since the Tree Campus USA program began in 2008, when 29 colleges and universities earned this honor, participation has more than doubled. To celebrate this success, tree-planting events are being held on five college campuses, including Penn’s.

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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 1, 2010
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820March 31, 2010

Penn School of Social Policy & Practice and DHS Create Joint-Scholarship Program

 

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice has teamed with the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Human Services to create the Penn/DHS Scholarship, a joint program designed to encourage full-time DHS staff to become part-time students pursuing master’s of social work degrees at Penn.