Philadelphia & Community

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Chester Lockdown Extended 30 Days

June 23, 2010

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy & Practice comments on the extended Chester, Pa., curfew.

Article Source: Metro
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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422 June 25, 2010

Penn Powers Down: University-Wide Effort Nets 21 Percent Reduction in Electricity Use

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania reduced its electricity usage by some 13 megawatt hours during last week’s hour-long Power Down Challenge.  This is equivalent to a nearly 21 percent reduction in the typical campus electrical load at this time of year, yielding substantial cost savings.

City of Chester to Vote on Month-Long State of Emergency

June 23, 2010

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy & Practice discusses the Chester, Pa., curfew.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Waste Management: Run the Sheriff Out of Town

June 22, 2010

John Kromer of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Fels Institute of Government discusses the Philadelphia sheriff’s Office.

Article Source: Philadelphia Weekly

Gary Papa ‘Run for Your Life’ Today

June 20, 2010

Anna Bottoms, Chris Ganister and Tom Guzzo make up the Penn Urology Team for the Philadelphia prostate cancer benefit event "Run for Your Life."

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)

Violence Has Chester in Critical Condition

June 21, 2010

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy & Practice comments on a wave of violence in Chester, Pa.

Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News

Philadelphia Public School Students Improve PSSA Scores

June 17, 2010

Elliot Weinbaum of the Graduate School of Education comments on Philadelphia public school test scores.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Video: America Speaks

June 16, 2010

Harris Sokoloff of the Graduate School of Education and the Penn Project for Civic Engagement discusses the America Speaks Philadelphia public forums.

Article Source: WCAU-TV (Philadelphia)

Study Ranks Philly Medical Schools On How Well They Fulfill Social Mission

June 15, 2010

In the first study of its kind, a group of researchers has evaluated medical schools on how well they meet their social mission, and found that none of the five Philadelphia schools ranked in the top third.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 9, 2010

Penn Hosts “Our Budget, Our Economy,” National, Interactive Discussion in 18 Cities

PHILADELPHIA — The Penn Project on Civic Engagement is co-chairing the local organizing team in Philadelphia, the origination city, for ”Our Budget, Our Economy,” an AmericaSpeaks national town meeting on Saturday, June 26, at 3801 Market St.