Philadelphia & Community

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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.

Philadelphia Builders Scrambling to Stay Busy

August 29, 2010

Vice President Anne Papageorge of Facilities and Real Estate Services discusses Penn’s upcoming projects, including Penn Park.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 30, 2010

Philadelphia Middle School Students to Launch Power Boats and Rocket Cars at Penn’s Innoworks

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Penn student volunteers and their middle-school partners will launch rockets and power boats as part of a week-long summer course designed to get young people excited about science and technology.

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Media Contact: Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422August 24, 2010

Local Youth in Penn’s Service Learning, Internship Programs Earn PYN Recognition

 PHILADELPHIA –- West Philadelphia teens who took part in summer programs sponsored by the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania have been honored by the Philadelphia Youth Network, the agency that provided the funding.  Students working in a cooperative Netter Center/University City District internship program were also recognized.

Software Predicts Criminal Behavior

August 22, 2010

Richard Berk of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses his development of software that can determine future criminal behavior.

Article Source: ABC News

Audio: Prof. Gets On Planes And Into Conversations About Race

August 13, 2010

Mary Beth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education discusses her research on African-American history and higher education.

Ignorance Is Not Bliss

August 18, 2010

Penn’s Career Services Center is lauded for its continuing alumni support.

Article Source: Forbes

Vaccination Is Steady, but Pertussis Is Surging

August 16, 2010

Neil Fishman of the School of Medicine comments on pertussis diagnosis and treatment.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422 August 18, 2010

Hilton Inn at Penn Honored With AAA Four-Diamond Rating for 10th Consecutive Year

PHILADELPHIA – The Hilton Inn at Penn received a Four-Diamond rating from the American Automobile Association for the 10th consecutive year, based on an Aug. 5 inspection.  The hotel, located at 3600 Sansom Street, was one of six Philadelphia hotels to receive this designation.

In this annual inspection, an AAA representative completes a detailed review of all public spaces and several of the Inn’s 238 guestrooms.