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Is West Philly the Next Center City?

December 23, 2010

Penn is cited for its history of neighborhood-revitalization efforts in West Philadelphia.


Article Source: Philadelphia Magazine

Group Support for Grieving the Loss of a Pet

December 23, 2010

Ryan Veterinary Hospital is spotlighted for its support group for those who have lost pets.


Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Poverty Puts Chester Into a Food Desert

December 23, 2010

Edward Emmett of the School of Medicine comments on the obesity rate in Chester children in comparison to other children.


Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Off Campus

December 17, 2010

Penn is cited for its impact on the community through economic development.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

Video: Organ Donor Helps Give the Gift of Life

December 16, 2010

The Penn Transplant Institute is featured for its annual holiday party where organ recipients, donors and doctors gather to celebrate the season and life.

Article Source: KYW-TV (Philadelphia)

Video: Philly Police Misconduct Subject of Hearing

December 14, 2010

Chad Dion Lasstier of the School of Social Policy and Practice testifies on police misconduct in Philadelphia.

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)

The Case for City Zoning Reforms

December 13, 2010

Harris Sokoloff of the Graduate School of Education shares his perspective on city zoning and the residents it affects.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Video: Profiling the Kensington Strangler

December 8, 2010

Kathleen Brown of the School of Nursing discusses developing profiles for suspects based on evidence from assaults.

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460December 8, 2010

Penn Haptics Open House: Interactive Exhibition of Hands-On Student Projects Dec. 10

WHO: Katherine J. Kuchenbecker, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Pennsylvania

28 University of Pennsylvania students in Dr. Kuchenbecker’s MEAM 625: Haptic Interfaces graduate-level course on science and technology of touch-based interactions for virtual environments, teleoperation and autonomous robots.  

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"Can" the Canned Food Drive for Effective Giving


Katherina Rosqueta

Executive Director, Center for High-Impact Philanthropy

School of Social Policy & Practice

University of Pennsylvania