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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820September 1, 2010

Penn GSE Professor to Speak at White House-Sponsored Conference During National HBCU Week

PHILADELPHIA — Marybeth Gasman, an associate professor in the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, will speak at the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities conference in Washington, D.C., during National HBCU Week, which runs Sept. 12-15.

The Law, Not Ideology, Motivates Guantanamo Attorneys

August 31, 2010

Kermit Roosevelt of the Law School discusses Boumediene v. Bush, a Supreme Court case addressing prisoner jurisdiction.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Ground Zero's Boundaries Evolve in Mosque Debate

August 26, 2010

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center says the mosque controversy has re-imagined “Ground Zero” boundaries.

Article Source: Associated Press

Administration to Appeal Ruling in Stem-Cell Case

August 24, 2010

Jonathan Moreno of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences says new stem-cell research laws will negatively impact ongoing studies.

Article Source: National Public Radio

Halt to U.S. Stem Cell Funding Likely to Derail Research, Scientists Say

August 24, 2010

Jonathan Moreno of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences comments on new U.S. stem-cell research legislation.

Article Source: Bloomberg News

Workplace Safety Violations Can't Just Be Speeding Tickets

August 24, 2010

Adam Finkel and Cary Coglianese of the Law School comment on environmental energy safety regulations.

Article Source: Fortune

No Race Talk for a Month

August 23, 2010

John Jackson of the Annenberg School for Communication and the School of Arts and Sciences authors a blog entry on race-fueled politics.

Managing Millennial Workers

August 24, 2010

President Amy Gutmann discusses the changing career trends of the “millennial generation.”

Article Source: Inc. Magazine

A Reset for Higher Education

August 22, 2010

Joni Finney of the Graduate School of Education authors an op-ed on the state of higher education in the U.S.

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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422August 23, 2010

University of Pennsylvania Makes Top 20 in Sierra Club List of ‘America’s 100 Greenest Schools’

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania came in at No. 19 –- up from No. 45 last year -- in the Sierra Club Magazine’s ranking of colleges it believes are doing the most for the planet.

Penn was cited particularly for its Green Fund program, which awards grants to faculty, staff or students for innovative sustainability proposals.  According to the September/October issue of the magazine, “Penn spurs competition to help execute its Climate Action Plan.”