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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. 

Old Irish Bones May Yield Murderous Secrets in Pa.

August 16, 2010

Janet Monge of the School of Arts and Sciences and Penn Museum says bones of Irish immigrants discovered in Philadelphia reveal secrets about both life and death.

Article Source: Associated Press

The Philly Foods Nutritionists Crave

August 10, 2010

Andrea Spivack of the School of Medicine and the Stunkard Weight Management Program provides healthy-eating guidelines.

Article Source: Philadelphia Magazine

Penn Students Create Ambitious Plan for Rail Service

August 11, 2010

Robert Yaro, Marilyn Jordan Taylor and students of the School of Design devise a high-speed-railway proposal for the Northeast Corridor.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Diane Sandefur | | 215-898-6892August 11, 2010

Philadelphia Judge and War Veteran to Speak at University of Pennsylvania Veterans Upward Bound Graduation

WHO: Patrick Dugan, Philadelphia Municipal Court judge and veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

WHAT: Graduation ceremony for 40 U.S. veterans

WHEN: Aug. 26, 2010, 7 p.m.

Cost the Highest Hurdle for High-Speed Rail in U.S.

August 9, 2010

Robert Yaro of the School of Design discusses high-speed rail systems.

Article Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Senate Should Focus on Real Threats to Life

August 5, 2010

Laurence Gavin of the School of Medicine discusses teenage-driver regulations.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Growing Up Poor Can Affect Brain Development

August 1, 2010

Martha Farah of the School of Arts and Sciences says poverty may affect brain function.

Article Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Computer With Patient Data Stolen From Jefferson

July 30, 2010

Ross Koppel of the School of Medicine comments on digital medical data.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Patients, Hospitals Wrestle Over Tumor Tissue

July 29, 2010

Arthur Caplan, George Coukos and Michael Feldman of the School of Medicine discuss issues surrounding the use of live cells for research.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer