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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422November 2, 2009

University of Pennsylvania Moves Forward With 24-Acre Penn Park; Groundbreaking Scheduled for Nov. 6


PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania will officially break ground at 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6, for its 24-acre Penn Park, a $46 million project at the eastern edge of campus that features open space, athletic fields and tennis courts.

The parcel, located south of Walnut Street, with Amtrak rail lines to the east and the SEPTA rail corridor to the west, is 14 acres of land Penn purchased from the U.S. Postal Service in 2007 as well as 10 acres the University already owned below South Street.

Audio: “Radio Times With Marty Moss-Coane”

October 29, 2009
Dean Richard Gelles of the School of Social Policy and Practice discusses a Philadelphia child-abuse case.
Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Area Student Wins Prize for Young Heroes

October 22, 2009
Jonathan Leung, a student in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, wins the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes for his work with Helping Hunger.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

A Turnaround at West Phila. High School

October 18, 2009
Penn is cited for its West Philadelphia High outreach.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Historic Burial Ground Is Brought Back From the Dead

October 12, 2009
Randall Mason of the School of Design says Philadelphia’s history is rich with intrigue.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

The Central Delaware: Three Years On

October 11, 2009
Harris Steinberg of the School of Design and PennPraxis authors an op-ed on the progress of the Delaware-waterfront redesign.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Changing Skyline: Phila. Architects Offer Some Homegrown Ideas

October 9, 2009
Jenny Sabin of the School of Design is cited as a participant in the “Fertile Ground” exhibit.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Hundreds of Jane Austen Fans Coming to Philadelphia

October 8, 2009
President Amy Gutmann discusses Jane Austen’s influence, and the Library is cited for its first-edition copies of her works.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

University of Pennsylvania to Give Grants for Green Ideas

October 8, 2009
Penn creates a fund to encourage sustainability ideas.

DRPA Debates Riverfront Trolley Line

October 6, 2009
Harris Steinberg of the School of Design and PennPraxis discusses Philadelphia’s waterfront transit system.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer