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Media Contact:Pam Kosty | pkosty@upenn.edu | 215-898-4045 August 19, 2010

Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania Invites the Community to Sign the "Treaty of Renewed Friendship"

Long before the first Swedish settlers, before William Penn’s arrival, before there was a Declaration of Independence and then a United States of America, the Lenape people lived and thrived in Philadelphia and a wide region that included what is now eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and southern New York.  The history and culture of the Lenape Indians is an integral part of this region.
 

Old Irish Bones May Yield Murderous Secrets in Pa.

August 16, 2010

Janet Monge of the School of Arts and Sciences and Penn Museum says bones of Irish immigrants discovered in Philadelphia reveal secrets about both life and death.

Article Source: Associated Press
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820August 12, 2010

Penn Graduate School of Education Finalizing $54M Grant to Evaluate National Reading Program

PHILADELPHIA — A planned $54 million Investing in Innovation federal grant will bring $4 million to Penn GSE’s Consortium for Policy Research in Education at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education to evaluate the effectiveness of a national program aimed at strengthening literacy among struggling first-graders in underperforming schools. Penn is part of a 16-university consortium working on this project.

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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422 August 12, 2010

Penn Again Tops Higher Education Division of EPA’s Green-Power Partners List

PHILADELPHIA –- With a green power usage of 200 million kWh annually, the University of Pennsylvania has retained its top spot among institutions of higher learning on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s list of green-power purchasers. 

The EPA’s Green Power Partnership has tracked and recognized the highest green-power purchases in the nation since 2006, and Penn has led its peers for the past four years.

Penn Students Create Ambitious Plan for Rail Service

August 11, 2010

Robert Yaro, Marilyn Jordan Taylor and students of the School of Design devise a high-speed-railway proposal for the Northeast Corridor.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Diane Sandefur | | 215-898-6892August 11, 2010

Philadelphia Judge and War Veteran to Speak at University of Pennsylvania Veterans Upward Bound Graduation

WHO: Patrick Dugan, Philadelphia Municipal Court judge and veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

WHAT: Graduation ceremony for 40 U.S. veterans

WHEN: Aug. 26, 2010, 7 p.m.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820August 5, 2010

Penn School of Social Policy & Practice Professor Appointed Editor of Nonprofit Sector Academic Journal

PHILADELPHIA — Femida Handy, a professor in the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, has been appointed editor-in-chief of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, the peer-reviewed academic journal of non-profit and philanthropic studies, by the Association for Research on NonProfit Organizations and Voluntary Action, ARNOVA.

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The Giving Pledge

Expert:
Katherina Rosqueta
Executive Director, Center for High-Impact Philanthropy
School of Social Policy & Practice
University of Pennsylvania
 
Credentials:
· Expert on philanthropy and high-impact philanthropic giving, particularly during the current economic crisis
· More than 15 years experience in social entrepreneurship, non-profit management, for-profit strategy consulting and philanthropy