Anything related to greening and environmental concerns
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | | 215-898-4820January 23, 2013

Penn’s Social Policy & Practice and African-American Resource Center to Host ‘Let’s Talk About Race’

PHILADELPHIA — The School of Social Policy & Practice and the African-American Resource Center at the University of Pennsylvania will host “Let’s Talk About Race” Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 5 p.m. in the Claudia Cohen Hall Terrace Room.

“Let’s Talk About Race” is a frank, interactive discussion, offering people of all races, backgrounds and beliefs a way to foster communication and create understanding.  It is free and open to the public.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | | 215-898-4820January 17, 2013

Penn Researcher Explores the World of the Sex Trade

While some Ivy League professors are clean-cut academics who wear suits with bowties and carry stacks of books from the library, others shatter that image. 

Instead, some wear jeans and explore very dark, far-away places.  One of those researchers studies the underworld of the sex trade -- not just in Philadelphia but also in New York City and in India.

Cleaner Steam Heat

January 14, 2013

Vice President Anne Papageorge of Facilities and Real Estate Services comments on institutions using “their buying power to work with suppliers to advance common strategies, common philosophies.”

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | | 215-898-9194January 14, 2013

After Six Decades, Penn Archaeologists Carry on a Tradition of Research and Discovery in Turkey

In 1950, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology sent scholars to a site in central Turkey, about 50 miles southwest of Ankara. There they began an effort to uncover — literally and figuratively — details about the societies and cultures of the people who lived there hundreds to thousands of years before.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | | 215-898-4820January 7, 2013

Penn Launches Commemorative Symposium on Social Change Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania will remember Martin Luther King Jr. with its 18th Annual Commemorative Symposium on Social Change, a series of nearly 25 community events Jan. 15-Feb. 1.

Free Verses

December 10, 2012

Al Filreis of the

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Penn Students Give Out $100K in Philanthropy Class

December 11, 2012

As one of 13 U.S. colleges to receive a grant from the Once Upon A Time foundation based in Fort Worth, Texas, Penn students enrolled in a philanthropy class divided up $100,000 among local non-profit organizations. The class is designed to teach students the complexities of philanthropic giving in an urban community.

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Penn President Amy Gutmann discusses “The Spirit of Compromise”

December 10, 2012

Amy Gutmann talks to Book TV about her latest book, “The Spirit of Compromise,” and her role as president of the University, as a part of Book TV’s College Series.

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Homeless Veterans

Note for TV and radio: The University of Pennsylvania has an on-campus ISDN line and an on-campus satellite uplink facility with live-shot capability.



Dr. Dennis Culhane
Professor, School of Social Policy & Practice
University of Pennsylvania