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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 22, 2010

Penn Vet Announces $100,000 Winners of 2010 World Leadership Award and Student Inspiration Awards

PHILADELPHIA –- Mo Salman, professor of animal population health at Colorado State University, has been selected as the 2010 recipient of the Penn Vet World Leadership Award, given annually by the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine to a veterinarian who has dramatically changed the practice of the profession and influenced the lives of others.

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Media Contact:Amy Montgomery | amylmo@upenn.edu | 215-573-8386September 21, 2010

Former Philadelphia Managing Director Camille Cates Barnett To Become Penn IUR Scholar

Today, Eugenie Birch and Susan Wachter, co-directors of the Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR) announced that Dr. Camille Cates Barnett, formerly Managing Director of the City of Philadelphia, will become a Penn IUR Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. With support of a William Penn Foundation grant to Penn IUR, Dr. Barnett will research best practices and innovations in urban governance, as well as pen articles on those topics and guest lecture in Penn IUR’s undergraduate urban research colloquium.
 

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820September 21, 2010

Penn Public Safety to Test Emergency Notification System With Sept. 28 Shelter-in-Place Drill

 PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania’s Division of Public Safety is testing the UPennAlert Emergency Notification system with a shelter-in-place drill on Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 2:55 p.m.

Public Safety will test the system and its message-delivery methods, including those via personal electronic devices, the DPS Web site and the Penn Siren Outdoor System.

A shelter-in-place drill is designed to provide refuge for the occupants of buildings in the event of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or natural disasters.   

Changing Skyline: Despite His Bad Behavior, Greene Made Philadelphia Better

September 17, 2010

John Landis of the School of Design comments on public housing as a portion of new housing in Philadelphia.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422September 16, 2010

Penn Community, United By Blue Partner to Clean Up Area Waterways in Year of Water Service Opportunity

 

WHAT:            Six volunteer clean-up sessions of the Schuylkill and Delaware waterways are planned as part of the University of Pennsylvania’s observance of the Year of Water.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 15, 2010

Successful Periodontal Therapy May Reduce the Risk of Preterm Birth, According to Penn Dental Study

PHILADELPHIA –- A collaboration led by a periodontal researcher from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine has found a possible link between the success of gum-disease treatment and the likelihood of giving birth prematurely, according to a study published in the journal BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

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Media Contact:Susan Crane | cranesj@upenn.edu | 215-247-5777 x121September 14, 2010

Dedication Set for Morris Arboretum’s Horticulture Center Complex, a Regional Model of Sustainability

PHILADELPHIA – The Morris Arboretum will host a dedication ceremony for its new $13 million Horticulture Center at Bloomfield Farm, across the street from the Arboretum’s public garden, at 11 a.m., Oct. 5. The Horticulture Center marks the first new building to be built on the property since the founding of the Morris Arboretum in the early 1900s. 

Student Business on Facebook Helps Students Save on Retail Brands

September 9, 2010

Wharton students Cherif Habib and Stephan Jacob are profiled for creating Kembrel, a company focused on providing online retail discounts to students.

Article Source: AOL Money College

Furniture as Sculpture: A Craftsman’s Legacy

September 2, 2010

The Library’s “Wharton Esherick and the Birth of the American Modern” exhibit is spotlighted.

Article Source: New York Times

Platitudes Won’t Help; Steady Paychecks Will

September 6, 2010

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy & Practice discusses African-American unemployment rates.

Article Source: Philadelphia Tribune