Sustainability

Anything related to greening and environmental concerns
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422January 18, 2012

As Newest Green Fund Awardees Are Announced, 2012 Signals Start of Past Project Impact

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.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422January 9, 2012

Morris Arboretum Publishes Photographic Record ‘Through the Lens of Paul W. Meyer’

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. 

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 5, 2012

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.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820December 21, 2011

Researcher at Penn Graduate School of Education Co-authors Guide to HBCU Fundraising

 

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.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820December 2, 2011

Penn Center for High Impact Philanthropy's 10 Effective Holiday Charitable Giving Tips

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.”

Audio: Agatston UNI Initiative

November 13, 2011

Kristin Schwab, Matthew Johnson and Tiara Parker of the Netter Center’s Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative are interviewed.

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Ineffective Government Spending on Social Programs


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