Anything related to greening and environmental concerns
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | | 215-898-9194November 2, 2012

At the World Resources Forum in Beijing, Penn’s Iliana Sepúlveda Shares Lessons on Energy Subsides

PHILADELPHIA — To a room full of academics and Ph.D. students in the notoriously polluted city of Beijing, the University of Pennsylvania’s Iliana Sepúlveda presented ideas for increasing the use of energy-efficient technology that may one day help lessen the burden of fossil-fuel combustion in that city, as well as many others across the globe.

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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | | 215-898-1422 October 25, 2012

Penn’s Dan Garofalo Named to Philadelphia’s Civic Design Review Committee

PHILADELPHIA -- Dan Garofalo, environmental sustainability coordinator and senior facilities planner at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named to the first Civic Design Review Committee of the City of Philadelphia.

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Media Contact: | | October 23, 2012

Penn’s Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative Celebrating Collaborative Farm’s First Year at Bartram’s Garden

PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships, through its Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative, the school-based program that encourages West Philadelphia students to grow, cook, consume and sell healthy foods, is holding a harvest festival to celebrate the first anniversary of its Community Farm and Food Resource Center at Bartram’s Garden.

Audio: UPenn’s Green Fund Casts Wide Net for Sustainable Ideas

October 22, 2012

The Green Fund’s sustainable ideas and projects are discussed and spotlighted.

Article Source: Newsworks
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422October 17, 2012

Penn’s GCP Seeking Green Fund Grant Applications; Deadline Is Oct. 31

PHILADELPHIA –- The fall 2012 application period is now open for Green Fund grant seekers at the University of Pennsylvania. Penn’s Green Campus Partnership is accepting applications through Oct. 31 for a seventh round of grants to support innovative green ideas from students, faculty and staff.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | | 215-898-9194October 12, 2012

Penn Students Spend A Summer With Owl Monkeys — and Learn More Than Primatology

It’s almost as far away from Philadelphia urban life as one can imagine. Or, to be precise, it’s a 14-hour plane ride followed by a 16-hour bus ride capped by a 40-minute ride in a truck away from the University of Pennsylvania campus.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604October 11, 2012

Penn Researchers Find New Way to Prevent Cracking in Nanoparticle Films

PHILADELPHIA — Making uniform coatings is a common engineering challenge, and, when working at the nanoscale, even the tiniest cracks or defects can be a big problem. New research from University of Pennsylvania engineers has shown a new way of avoiding such cracks when depositing thin films of nanoparticles.  

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | | 215-898-4820October 8, 2012

Penn Hosts First Ivy Plus STEM Symposium

This weekend, Penn hosted the first Ivy Plus Symposium and workshops for diverse scholars, a national conference designed to encourage exceptional undergraduate students to pursue advanced training in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, fields. 

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | | 215-898-4820
Media Contact:Kat Stein | | 215-898-9642October 5, 2012

Facing Global Educational Issues: Penn GSE Researchers in Austria

Marybeth Gasman and Laura Perna, two researchers from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education are in Austria this week for the Salzburg Global Seminar

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | | 215-898-4820October 15, 2012

Mission Possible: 
Penn’s Troops Lecture Program Works With Local Soldiers on Archaeological Conservation

War is not good for historical and archaeological preservation, and a University of Pennsylvania professor is working with the Army, Marine Corps and Air Force to do something about it.