PHILADELPHIA -- Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, has agreed to serve on the ServiceNation Summit Leadership Council, joining a group of influential individuals from diverse sectors of American life, including media, business, government, education, entertainment and philanthropy who endorse a comprehensive new proposal for enhancing service opportunities across the country.
WHAT: PennMOVES, a coordinated collection of items recycled during move out by University of Pennsylvania students that will go to several city charities.
WHERE: 1923 Ice Rink, 31st and Walnut streets, Philadelphia.
WHEN: Representatives of these organizations plan to pick up items
Thursday, June 5:
Note for TV and radio: The University of Pennsylvania has a satellite
uplink facility with live-shot capability and an ISDN line.
Dr. Michael Weisberg
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania
Co-chair of Penn’s “Year of Evolution”
Note for news media: Reporters and photographers covering the Commencement ceremony on May 19 at Franklin Field should pick up media badges at the Athletic Ticket Office at the main entrance.
PHILADELPHIA –- Michael R. Bloomberg, mayor of New York and founder of Bloomberg L.P., will deliver the address at the University of Pennsylvania's 252nd Commencement on Monday, May 19, at Franklin Field, 33rd and South streets. The procession of graduates begins at 9 a.m.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will hold a K-9 search training session in the basement of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine today.
The event is a demonstration for veterinary students and faculty, as well as a training session for explosive-detecting dogs. Seven dogs-in-training will run through a mock crime-scene scenario.
PHILADELPHIA –- The Nanotechnology Institute, or NTI, a consortium of Philadelphia-area research and technology organizations that includes the University of Pennsylvania, has received $3.5 million in funding from the commonwealth’s Pennsylvania Initiative for Nanotechnology.
Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell announced the award, which renews the Institute’s funding and positions Pennsylvania as a global leader in emerging technologies.
Junior Girl Scouts from West and North Philadelphia
Fox Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania
Girl Scouts at Penn Club
Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania
“Stand Up!” leadership, self-esteem and self-defense workshop
Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce St.
PHILADELPHIA -– A new study from the University of Pennsylvania points to increased health risks for women owing to their higher level of discomfort about being weighed in public.
The study showed that college-age females, more than their male counterparts, experience high degrees of discomfort at the prospect of being weighed in the presence of others.
The study’s authors believe that some women may avoid necessary tests and treatments when a doctor visit includes a step on a public scale.