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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422January 27, 2010

Penn Hosting 9th Graders From West Philadelphia, Fitzsimons High Schools on Shadowing Day Feb. 2

 

WHAT:

Shadowing Day, a city-wide program for 9th-grade students in the Philadelphia School District, coordinated by the Philadelphia Youth Network. The visiting students will spend the day learning about the host workplace, the kind of jobs the employees are doing and the education and experience needed to get such jobs.

 

WHO:

The staff of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania will host 18 students from Fitzsimons and West Philadelphia High schools.

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Media Contact: | | January 13, 2010

Penn to Hold Two Weeks of Events Honoring the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

 

PHILADELPHIA –- A two-week observance at the University of Pennsylvania of the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. begins with a Day of Service, Monday, Jan. 18, when volunteers will participate in activities that have become staples of this event: community-beautification projects, a food drive benefiting West Philadelphia’s People’s Emergency Center, the assembly of charitable gift packages and commemorative art projects.

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Media Contact:Linda Breitstein | lindabre@exchange.upenn.edu | 215-898-1112
Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 5, 2010

Penn’s Project for Civic Engagement Hosts Workshops on the Public Engagement Process of City’s New Zoning Code

 

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania Project for Civic Engagement, in partnership with the Philadelphia chapter of the American Institute of Architects (under its umbrella organization of the Center for Architecture) and media partner WHYY will host a series of deliberative workshops to provide input to the Zoning Code Commission about the public engagement process of Philadelphia’s new zoning code.

Students' Worries Ease With Release of Schools' Money

December 18, 2009
The School of Veterinary Medicine will receive $30 million in funding from the state.
Article Source: Harrisburg Patriot-News
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Media Contact: | | December 16, 2009

Statement from President Amy Gutmann and Board Chair David Cohen on the Death of Christopher H. Browne.

It is with great sorrow that we inform you of the death Sunday of Charter Trustee and SAS Board Chair Emeritus Christopher H. Browne (C'69).

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Media Contact: | | December 16, 2009

Economic Update from President Gutmann

Dear Members of our University Community:

Students React to Black-Asian Violence in Philly

December 10, 2009
Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice discusses black-asian violence in Philadelphia schools.

Some Black South Philly High Students Resent Being Lumped with Attackers

December 8, 2009
Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice discusses the recent violent attacks at South Philadelphia High School.
Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News

Sustainable Feast at the College Dining Hall

November 25, 2009
Vice President Marie Witt and Laurie Cousart, both of Business Services, and Michelle Jacobson, a student in the School of Arts and Sciences, comment on Penn Dining’s local-food initiative.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Progress Lagging on President's House Project

November 22, 2009
Michael Zuckerman of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses progress on the President's House memorial.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer