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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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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

WHO:

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