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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

More Philadelphia-Area Health Systems Requiring Employees to Get Flu Shots

September 6, 2010

Neil Fishman and Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discuss employers’ flu-vaccination requirements.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Drop-Outs Get More Closed Doors Than Options

September 2, 2010

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy & Practice says many high-school dropouts have a higher likelihood of ending up incarcerated.

Article Source: Philadelphia Tribune
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820September 8, 2010

Penn, Philadelphia Fire Dept. to Host Campus Fire and Emergency Preparedness Event Tomorrow

 

WHO:           

Maureen Rush, University of Pennsylvania vice president for public safety

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Media Contact:Amy Montgomery | amylmo@upenn.edu | 215-573-8386September 7, 2010

At Penn Institute for Urban Research Event, Museum Directors to Discuss Art Museums as Community Anchors


  PHILADELPHIA  — The Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR) will host a panel discussion with leaders from the country’s most prominent art museums at 6 p.m. Sept. 13, in the Van Pelt Auditorium of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The event kicks off the two-day Penn IUR Roundtable on Anchor Institutions conference, which convenes leaders of institutions that function both as important physical presences in their cities and as a part of the economic lifeblood of their communities.

Report to Show Scope, Response to Dropout Crisis

August 31, 2010

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy & Practice addresses the rising dropout rate in Philadelphia.

Article Source: Philadelphia Tribune
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Media Contact: | | September 2, 2010

Dr. J. Larry Jameson to Lead Penn Medicine

PHILADELPHIA -- J. Larry Jameson, M.D., Ph.D., has been named the next executive vice president of the University of Pennsylvania for the Health System and dean of Penn’s School of Medicine, effective July 1, 2011.

The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann.