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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 15, 2009

Penn's Project for Civic Engagement Hosts Community Forums on the City Budget: Tight Times, Tough Choices

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania Project for Civic Engagement is hosting four community forums across the city to gather citizen input that can be incorporated into developing the city’s proposed budget for 2010.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 10, 2009

Mayor Michael Nutter to Deliver Keynote Address at Black Men at Penn's Fifth-Anniversary Gala Fundraiser

PHILADELPHIA — Mayor Michael Nutter will deliver the keynote address at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice’s Black Men at Penn fifth-anniversary gala on Jan. 15 at 5:30 p.m. in Penn’s Huntsman Hall.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422December 17, 2008

Construction Set to Begin for Expanded Residential/Retail Complex at 40th and Chestnut

PHILADELPHIA -- The Hub, an eight-story, mixed-use apartment building that opened in December 2006 at 40th and Chestnut streets near the University of Pennsylvania campus, is expanding its footprint with the imminent construction of Hub 3939, next door at 3939 Chestnut St.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422November 24, 2008

First Graduates of Lucien E. Blackwell Apprenticeship Program at Penn Start to Work as Apprentices

WHO:

The first 25-plus participants of the Lucien E. Blackwell Apprenticeship Program at the University of Pennsylvania that successfully completed the program and are working as apprentices.

WHEN:

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 6 p.m.

WHERE:

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, 3400 Civic Center Blvd.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 17, 2008

International Conference Examines Non-Profit Leadership, Marks School of Social Policy and Practice Centennial

PHILADELPHIA — As a part of its centennial, the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice is sponsoring the 37th annual Association for Research on Non-profit Organizations and Voluntary Action, or ARNOVA, conference in conjunction with the Benjamin Franklin Leadership Symposium and a reception marking 100 years of social-work education at Penn.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 21, 2008

Penn Engineering Establishes Rachleff Scholars Program to Foster Research, Leadership, Community Outreach



PHILADELPHIA –- The School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania has established the Rachleff Scholars honors program offering undergraduates the early opportunity to conduct research with University faculty, organize partnerships with regional industry and perform community outreach.

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Media Contact:Susan Crane | cranesj@upenn.edu | 215-247-5777
Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422October 2, 2008
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422September 15, 2008

University of Pennsylvania to Be Honored for Green Power Purchase at PennFuture Luncheon Tuesday

WHAT: The University of Pennsylvania will be among eight organizations statewide to be honored for their green-power purchases at PennFuture’s annual Green Power Awards luncheon. Businesses and institutions that are taking the lead in creating new renewable supply and are advancing policies that develop the renewable energy market will also be honored.

WHEN: Noon-2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 16

WHERE: The Hilton Inn at Penn, 3600 Sansom St., Philadelphia

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820September 10, 2008

Penn's Project for Civic Engagement Paints Perspectives About Regional Arts and Culture onto "The Big Canvas"

PHILADELPHIA — The second phase of “The Big Canvas,” a series of public forums about arts and culture, will be launched on Sept. 20. The Big Canvas, an activity of the University of Pennsylvania’s Project for Civic Engagement, features seven public forums around the region throughout September and October.

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