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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658December 19, 2011

Penn Scientist Receives Senior Scholar Award from Ellison Medical Foundation for Aging Research

PHILADELPHIA - James Eberwine, PhD, professor of Pharmacology, at the Perleman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has received a Senior Scholar Award from the Ellison Medical Foundation. This supports basic biological research in aging, for $600,000 to be disbursed over the next four years.

Teachers Balk as St. Paul District’s ‘Managed Instruction’

December 15, 2011

Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education and the School of Arts and Sciences comments on “managed instruction” in classrooms.

Article Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press

Business Schools Are Hiring a New Kind of Dean

December 16, 2011

Daniel Levinthal of the Wharton School comments on seeking different types of business deans.

Audio: Canning Food Drives?

December 13, 2011

Katherina Rosqueta of the School of Social Policy & Practice’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy discusses alternatives to donating canned food.

Article Source: Oregon Public Broadcasting

Facebook 101: New High School and College Social Media Classes Help Train Next Generation of Marketers, According to

December 15, 2011

Jonah Berger of the Wharton School comments on social media as a marketing tool.

Article Source: San Francisco Chronicle

Philadelphia Hunts for Heart Defibrillators

December 13, 2011

Raina Merchant of the Perelman School of Medicine is highlighted for creating a contest that challenges Philadelphians to map defibrillators in order to increase awareness about the device availability.

Article Source: “Newsworks,” WHYY Radio

With Doubts, FDA Panel Votes For Yaz and Related Contraceptives

December 9, 2011

Sean Hennessy of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on voting in favor of Bayer’s drugs.

Article Source: National Public Radio

Penn Helps Find Hints of Elusive Higgs Particle

December 13, 2011

Brig Williams, Joseph Kroll and Elliot Lipeles of the School of Arts and Sciences are featured for finding hints of the Higgs particle.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Wells Fargo Gives $500,000 Lift to Small-Business Center

December 12, 2011

The Wharton Small Business Development Center at Penn has been awarded $500,000 to help support entrepreneurs.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | | 215-898-4820December 2, 2011

Penn Center for High Impact Philanthropy's 10 Effective Holiday Charitable Giving Tips

PHILADELPHIA — Each holiday season, people are moved by the spirit of giving to make a difference in the lives of others.  The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice has developed an online guide that lists high-impact, low-cost charitable-giving opportunities for donors interested in making a difference with “High Impact Holiday Giving.”