Philadelphia & Community


Spreading Fun and Fitness Through Dance

July 21, 2013

The School of Nursing’s “Dance for Health: Increasing Fitness and Fun in the Community” study is highlighted.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422July 17, 2013

Penn’s Thomas 'Put a Face' in Front of Legislators Deciding Federal Financial Aid

(This is the first in a series about University of Pennsylvania students who took their arguments in support of federal student financial aid to Washington this summer in a project organized by the Office of Student Registration and Financial Services.)

‘Bug Crawl’ Offers a Taste of the Insect World at the Morris Arboretum

July 16, 2013

The “Bug Crawl” event at the Morris Arboretum is highlighted.

Article Source: Newsworks

Philly’s Renewed Urbanity

July 11, 2013

Harris Steinberg of the School of Design describes Philadelphia’s “renewed form of urbanity.”

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460July 26, 2013

Penn Lightbulb Café Explores World Music

WHO:             Carol Muller

                      Professor of Music

Promoting Healthy Eats at Philly Food Trucks

July 1, 2013

Undergraduate students Robert Hsu, Mitch Gissinger and Jessica Chen are highlighted for launching the Healthy Food Truck Initiative. Student Alan Shi also comments on how calorie counts would support the program’s success.

Article Source: NBC10 Philadelphia

Next Step in the Parkway’s Makeover Promises Fun

June 30, 2013

Penn Praxis of the School of Design is mentioned for working to redesign the Ben Franklin Parkway.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604June 17, 2013

Mark Allen Named Scientific Director of Penn’s Singh Center for Nanotechnology

Mark G. Allen has been named the inaugural scientific director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | | 215-573-8151June 11, 2013

Max Presser Heads Penn’s MERT Team, Protecting Campus and Community

When there’s a medical emergency on the University of Pennsylvania campus or in the surrounding West Philadelphia community, the emergency medical technicians who respond are often Penn students. And one of them may well be Max Presser.

If U.S. Gets Bullet Train, It Might Run Here

June 4, 2013

Robert Yaro of the School of Design comments on America being behind several countries that already have or are planning to build high-speed lines.

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