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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422 October 1, 2010

Penn Announces Third Round of Green Fund Grants; Submission Deadline Is Oct. 29

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania’s Green Fund will accept applications beginning Oct. 1 for a third round of grants to support green innovative ideas from students, faculty or staff designed to help Penn meet its sustainability goals.

Amtrak Rolls Out Ambitious, High-Speed Service Plan

September 28, 2010

Robert Yaro of the School of Design comments on a proposed Philadelphia high-speed rail system.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

How a West Philadelphia Family Overcame Child Obesity

September 27, 2010

Shiriki Kumanyika of the School of Medicine says “high-calorie foods and beverages are heavily advertised, and healthier options are harder to find in many African-American and low-income communities.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Purchasing 23 Acres Across Schuylkill

September 25, 2010

Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli discusses Penn’s purchase of land across the Schuylkill River.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460 September 27, 2010

Report from Penn’s Fels Institute of Government Shows Positive Results of Urban Investment

PHILADELPHIA –- A new report from the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government shows how public investment guided by strategic planning can produce highly successful results, even within an urban area formerly plagued by high levels of vacancy and abandonment.

“Vacant Property Reclamation Through Strategic Investment in Eastern North Philadelphia, 1998-2010“ documents the work of a nonprofit organization in implementing an investment strategy for a section of Philadelphia.  

All Bets Are on as SugarHouse Opens

September 23, 2010

Harris Sokoloff of the Graduate School of Education and the Penn Project for Civic Engagement discusses the implications of a casino in Philadelphia.

Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News

Former Managing Director Lands Gig At Penn

September 21, 2010

Eugenie Birch of the School of Design and Susan Wachter of the Wharton School announce former Philadelphia Managing Director Camille Cates Barnett’s appointment to the Penn Institute for Urban Research.

Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News
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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.