Philadelphia & Community


Morris Arboretum is Growing

July 2, 2010

The Morris Arboretum’s expansion plans are featured.

Philadelphia-Area Companies Line Up to Reduce Energy Use

July 7, 2010

The success of Penn’s “Power Down Challenge” is highlighted.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

U. of Southern California Plans $900-Million Retail Redevelopment

July 6, 2010

Penn influences redevelopment at USC.

The University Endowment Model: Cracked, Not Broken

July 6, 2010

Penn’s endowment performance is cited.

Article Source: CNN

Child Abuse Expert Hired for Philadelphia's DHS

July 2, 2010

Cindy Christian of the School of Medicine and Safe Place, the Center for Child Protection and Health, is appointed child-abuse expert at the Philadelphia Department of Human Services.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

USC Plans $900-Million Shopping and Residential Upgrade

July 3, 2010

Penn’s community-building efforts are cited.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Federal Grant to Generate 91 Jobs, Enhance Computer Access in Philadelphia

July 6, 2010

Ira Harkavy of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships says computers are essential to education within the community.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

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 | | 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)