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A Museum Show as a TV Contest Prize

August 18, 2010

School of Design alum Abdi Farah wins Bravo’s 'The Next Great Artist,' securing an exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Joe Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | 215-746-1798August 19, 2010

Annenberg Study Reinforces Value of Public Television-Based Intervention in Promoting Early Literacy

An award-winning children’s PBS KIDS program, Between the Lions, when combined with teachers who are equipped with curriculum materials and who have received training, has consistently demonstrated its effectiveness in developing better reading skills for preschool children.            

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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.
 

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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422 August 18, 2010

Hilton Inn at Penn Honored With AAA Four-Diamond Rating for 10th Consecutive Year

PHILADELPHIA – The Hilton Inn at Penn received a Four-Diamond rating from the American Automobile Association for the 10th consecutive year, based on an Aug. 5 inspection.  The hotel, located at 3600 Sansom Street, was one of six Philadelphia hotels to receive this designation.

In this annual inspection, an AAA representative completes a detailed review of all public spaces and several of the Inn’s 238 guestrooms. 

University of Pennsylvania Opens Grand New Fitness Facility

August 16, 2010

Amy Wagner of Athletics discusses the University’s new George A. Weiss Pavilion.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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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.

Best Colleges Preview: Top 25 National Universities

August 6, 2010

Penn ranks among the top national universities.

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report
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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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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422 August 4, 2010

Penn Reading Project Flushes Out Toilet Taboos as University Kicks Off Year of Water Celebration

PHILADELPHIA –- The “Unmentionable World of Human Waste” will get more than just mentioned when Rose George’s “The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters” takes its place as the text for the 2010-11 Penn Reading Project at the University of Pennsylvania.