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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422 May 28, 2010

PennMOVES Sale Set for 8 a.m., Saturday, June 5

WHAT:    PennMOVES, now in its third year, is an effort to find a home for items University of Pennsylvania students can’t take with them when they leave campus and to do so in a socially responsible and environmentally friendly way.

Rail Renaming Is a Mistake

May 26, 2010

Vukan Vuchic of the School of Engineering and Applied Science authors an op-ed on SEPTA’s planned revision to train signage.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422 May 26, 2010

Penn’s Shoemaker Green Project to Be Test Site for Sustainable Landscape Rating System

PHILADELPHIA –- A University of Pennsylvania project designed to turn a set of aging tennis courts into an urban park called Shoemaker Green has been selected as a pilot for the nation’s first rating system for green landscape design, construction and maintenance.

Video: Racial Scapegoating

May 11, 2010

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy & Practice discusses a Philadelphia police corruption case.

Article Source: WTXF-TV (Philadelphia)

Penn Medical School Graduate's Passion Spans Globe

May 16, 2010

Aura Obando, a graduating student in the School of Medicine, is profiled for her international medical work.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Green Works for Philadelphia

May 14, 2010

Mark Alan Hughes of the School of Design is cited for his role in Philadelphia’s Greenworks sustainability plan.

Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News

Philly's Science Boost

May 13, 2010

In an opinion piece by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Vice Provost Steve Fluharty is quoted about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News

Being a Teen & a Mother

May 5, 2010

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy & Practice comments on teen-pregnancy complications.

Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News

Did DHS Pressure Teen to Get Abortion?

May 3, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discusses an ethics complaint against Philadelphia’s Department of Human Services.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Agricultural Phenomenon

April 28, 2010

Domenic Vitiello of the School of Design comments on Philadelphia gardening initiatives.

Article Source: Philadelphia Citypaper