PHILADELPHIA –- As part of its Year of Games, the University of Pennsylvania is among the 600-plus colleges and universities across the United States and Canada competing during the next eight weeks in RecycleMania 2012. This competition is designed to see which schools will minimize their waste stream most significantly and achieve the greatest recycling rate.
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WHO: Penn Glee Club members and alumni
WHAT: 150th Anniversary Gala and concert
WHEN: Feb. 18, 2012
PHILADELPHIA –- As the threat of global climate change spurred the University of Pennsylvania to reduce its carbon footprint, Penn developed a Climate Action Plan that outlines specific goals and strategies for conserving energy, minimizing waste, reducing emissions, building greener and educating the campus community about living greener.
PHILADELPHIA -- The Executive Doctorate in Higher Education Management at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education is celebrating 10 years of developing leaders in higher education.
PHILADELPHIA –- As the University of Pennsylvania awards eight new Green Fund grants for sustainable campus projects, it is beginning to see the impact of several others funded in the past.
This new round of awardees includes funding for:
• Ozone washing machines at Pottruck Gymnasium.
• A water density system at the Penn Ice Rink.
• A campus chemical inventory and waste management system.
• The start up of a sustainability journal in the Earth and Environmental Science Department.
• An energy audit at New Bolton Center.
PHILADELPHIA –- Celebrating the beauty of its accomplishments, the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania has chronicled its past with the publication of a book of photographs by longtime Arboretum director Paul W. Meyer.
The 96-page book is an assemblage of the best of the thousands of photos Meyer has taken during the past 10 years at the Arboretum, nestled in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia.
Policy and Leadership Vacuum Undermines Higher Education in Washington State, Penn GSE Researchers Find
PHILADELPHIA — Washington State’s higher education system is adrift, failing to grant bachelor’s degrees to enough Washingtonians and forcing the state’s high-tech economy to rely on talent imported from other states and countries, according to a study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.
PHILADELPHIA — Marybeth Gasman, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, has co-authored “A Guide to Fundraising at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: An All-Campus Approach.” The book, written with Nelson Bowman III, the director of development at Prairie View A&M University, is a comprehensive research-based work that delivers the best practices, recommendations and expertise about philanthropy for minority-serving institutions.
PHILADELPHIA — Each holiday season, people are moved by the spirit of giving to make a difference in the lives of others. The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice has developed an online guide that lists high-impact, low-cost charitable-giving opportunities for donors interested in making a difference with “High Impact Holiday Giving.”