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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.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 16, 2009

Penn Announces Part-Time Option for Master's Program in Non-Profit and NGO Leadership

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice will offer a part-time master’s degree in non-profit and non-governmental organization leadership beginning in the fall of 2009.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Velda Morris (on site) | | 856-905-6923January 30, 2009

450 Grade Schoolers Build Lego Robots, Study Climate Change at Penn Engineering's First Lego League Tourney

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WHAT:

Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science is sponsoring Philadelphia First Lego League Tournament, an event that pits 30 regional middle schools and 450 students against each other in a challenge to design robots and explore climate change. The theme of this year’s competition, Climate Connections: Building a Global Game Plan, includes robotics demonstrations.

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