Anything related to greening and environmental concerns
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | | 215-898-4820June 11, 2012

Penn Welcomes African Visitors Through a State Department Program, Grassroots Democracy in the U.S.

The University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education hosted 15 leaders from more than nine African countries for a conversation on public deliberation in the United States and how it can apply to communities in Africa.

The leaders came to learn more about U.S. organizations that increase civic engagement and citizen participation in democratic governance.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422May 25, 2012

PennMOVES Sale Will Be Held Saturday, June 2

WHAT:          PennMOVES, now in its fifth year, is an effort to find a home for items University of Pennsylvania students leave behind at the end of the academic year. 

Clothes, furniture, kitchen gear, electronics and more have been collected and sorted and will be offered for sale, with proceeds going to Goodwill Industries.

All items are sold “as is” with no returns accepted.

WHO:            The public is invited.

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Media Contact:Kat Stein | | 215-898-9642May 23, 2012
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Media Contact:Kat Stein | | 215-898-9642 May 10, 2012

Georgia Higher Education Policies Hurt Blacks, Hispanics and Poor, Penn Study Finds

PHILADELPHIA — Georgia’s higher education policies are making it harder for black, Hispanic and poor Georgians to get a college education, according to a new report released by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Research on Higher Education.

Electric Ticker Offers Real-Time Power Pricing

April 30, 2012

Eugenie Birch of the School of Design and Penn Institute for Urban Research says, “We need to educate people about the changes that are happening in the world of electricity.”

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Penn is a Champ When it Comes to Green Power

May 3, 2012

For the fifth consecutive year, Penn ranks at the top of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s list of green power champions among universities.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | | 215-898-4820May 3, 2012

Penn’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy Launches Development of Child-Survival Tool Kit for Donors

Each year, before reaching age age 5, almost 8 million children die from preventable causes. The University of Pennsylvania’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the School of Social Policy & Practice is doing something about it.

Climate Leadership From American Colleges and Universities

April 27, 2012

Penn’s “Ideas in Action” course in which students propose projects to administrators on ways to advance the University’s sustainability goals is cited.

Article Source: The Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422April 30, 2012

Penn Pilots More Sustainability Projects Through Another Round of Green Fund Grants

PHILADELPHIA – The Penn Green Campus Partnership has awarded five Green Fund grants ranging from a comprehensive recycling center within the School of Engineering and Applied Science to a behavior-change project focusing on water conservation. This spring’s grants bring the total number of Green Fund projects to 41.

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Student Loan Rate Hike


Dr. Laura Perna
Professor, Graduate School of Education
University of Pennsylvania