Philadelphia & Community


Audio: Philadelphia Plans New Weapon in Fight Against Obesity

February 15, 2011

Eugenie Birch of the School of Design and ther Penn Institute for Urban Research comments on city planning.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460February 11, 2011

Fels Institute of Government Study Shows Positive Effect of Philadelphia Neighborhood Reinvestment

PHILADELPHIA – A report from the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania details the ways reclamation and redevelopment of vacant property have improved residents’ quality of life in eastern North Philadelphia.  The report, “Neighborhood Stabilization and Safety in East North Philadelphia,” highlights how comprehensive strategic investment by local community developers and public agencies correlates with improvements in safety, rising incomes and an attraction of new working households.

Big s(PENN)der: U. of Pennsylvania Impact $9.5B a Year in Phila.

February 2, 2011

Penn is featured for the economic contributions made to the city and the commonwealth.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422February 2, 2011

Penn Reports Economic Impact of $14 Billion on Pennsylvania, $9.5 Billion on Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania and Penn Medicine contribute $14 billion yearly, or $38 million per day, to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and $9.5 billion, or $26 million per day, to the City of Philadelphia. The 2010 economic and fiscal impact of the university is outlined in a new independent report conducted by Econsult Corp. of Philadelphia.

A Study Asks: What’s a Church’s Economic Worth?

February 1, 2011

Ram Cnaan of the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on the economic value of churches to the surrounding communities.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Nurse Reaches Out to Youth on HIV/AIDS

January 11, 2011

Loretta Sweet Jemmott of the School of Nursing is featured for her work developing programs that help prevent teenage pregnancy and transmission of HIV/AIDS.

Article Source: Philadelphia Tribune

What Philadelphia Has That Pittsburgh Wants

January 19, 2011

Tony Sorrentino of the Executive Vice President’s Office discusses the “enlightened self-interest” that contributed to Penn’s involvement in University City.

Article Source: Pop City

Video: Center City Charter School Aims to Raise Standards for School Meals

January 13, 2011

Robert Berkowitz of the School of Medicine speaks about the new USDA guidelines for school lunches.

Article Source: KYW-TV (Philadelphia)

Western Powers

December 23, 2010

President Amy Gutmann, Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli and Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of the School of Medicine Glen Gaulton are highlighted for their roles in improving the West Philadelphia area.

Article Source: Philadelphia Magazine

Helping Keep Gay Youth Safer

January 5, 2011

Penn’s LGBT Center is mentioned for hosting an educational and support group for parents and friends of lesbians and gays.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer