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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422May 12, 2009

City Officials, Experts Discuss Vision for Neglected Industrial Lands Surrounding Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA -- The Penn Institute for Urban Research at the University of Pennsylvania will host “The Future of Cities: The World, The Nation, Philadelphia,” a free, public discussion between Philadelphia officials and experts on the city’s bold new vision for sustainable planning and infrastructure investment, at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 14. The event will be at the Academy of Natural Sciences.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422May 11, 2009

Penn IUR Hosts Book Signing and Discussion With Authors of 'Against the Wall: Poor, Young, Black and Male'


WHAT:

An informal discussion, book signing, press conference and reception with the authors of “Against the Wall: Poor, Young, Black
and Male,” sponsored by Penn Institute for Urban Research at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422May 6, 2009

Designer of Penn's Weave Bridge Will Be on Hand for Ribbon-cutting, Dedication Thursday, May 7

WHAT:

A dedication/ribbon-cutting for the Weave Bridge that provides pedestrian access over the Amtrak rail lines from the main portion of the University of Pennsylvania campus to the athletic fields and ROTC center at the Hollenback Center.

The Weave Bridge is the first structure in the Penn Connects campus development plan to be finished.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422May 1, 2009

Penn IUR Honors Leaders in Urban Affairs at the Fifth Annual Urban Leadership Forum

PHILADELPHIA – Three urban leaders have been honored by the Penn Institute for Urban Research at the 5th Annual Urban Leadership Forum, “Building Competitive and Sustainable Cities,” at the University of Pennsylvania.

Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, former Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening and Bruce Katz of the Brookings Institution were singled out as exemplary leaders guiding cities toward a sustainable future.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 20, 2009

University of Pennsylvania's Field Center Celebrates Five Years of Making a Difference

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania’s Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research celebrates its fifth anniversary with a reception on Thursday, April 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Please Touch Museum, 4231 Ave. of the Republic in Philadelphia.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 267-934-9573April 17, 2009
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 16, 2009
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Gail Luciani | luciani@vet.upenn.edu | 215-898-1475March 20, 2009

Frederick A. Murphy Honored With $100,000 Penn Vet World Leadership Award


PHILADELPHIA –- Frederick A. Murphy has been selected as the 2009 recipient of the Penn Vet World Leadership Award. Murphy is the James W. McLaughlin Professor in Residence, Department of Pathology at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422March 19, 2009

Creation of Abstract Sculpture From Sticks, Saplings to Commence March 30 at Morris Arboretum

PHILADELPHIA –- Visitors to the University of Pennsylvania’s Morris Arboretum are invited to watch as world-renowned sculptor Patrick Dougherty uses tree saplings, fallen branches and other forest material to create a large-scale sculpture, beginning March 30.

As artist-in-residence for three weeks this spring at the Arboretum, Dougherty will be aided by volunteers and staff as he fashions this unique work of art on the banks of the Wissahickon Creek within the Arboretum’s grounds.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422March 3, 2009

Once Parking Lots, Now a Park: University of Pennsylvania Converts Postal Lands to Open Space

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania announced today that Penn Park, a $40 million green swath of open space and athletic fields, will replace 14 acres of asphalt parking lots once owned by the United States Postal Service.