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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422June 2, 2009

PennMOVES Sale to Benefit United Way Charities

WHAT:

The University of Pennsylvania’s second annual PennMOVES – (Move-Out Volunteers Engaging in Service)

This will be a sale of the items left behind by students during move out — clothes, furniture, kitchen gear, non-perishable food items —that would otherwise be destined for the landfill. These items have been collected and arranged by category and are available for purchase.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422May 15, 2009

University of Pennsylvania to Be Honored With Urban League of Philadelphia's Inaugural Vision Award

PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania will be honored June 6 by the Urban League of Philadelphia for its commitment to workforce diversity and business-inclusion programs.

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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.