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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. 

Six Philly Gems Beyond the Liberty Bell

June 3, 2010

The Morris Arboretum is featured as a “Philly gem.”

Article Source: CNN

UPenn Landscape Project Named Pilot for National Ratings System

June 3, 2010

Penn’s planned Shoemaker Green park is praised for its environmentally friendly features.

Article Source: Keystone Edge
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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