Philadelphia & Community


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

A Master Plan for the River

October 1, 2009
Harris Steinberg of the School of Design and PennPraxis authors an op-ed the Delaware-waterfront redesign.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | | 215-573-6604September 30, 2009

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Awards 288 Projects, $155 Million to University of Pennsylvania Research

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania has received more than $155 million in research funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, awards that fund 288 studies in gene therapy, robotics, public education, neurological disorders, tobacco’s effect on health and more.

Four Educators Receive 2009 Carnegie Corporation Leadership Awards

September 22, 2009
President Amy Gutmann is among higher-education leaders accepting an Academic Leadership Award.
Article Source: Philanthropy News Digest

Climate Action for Some

September 17, 2009
President Amy Gutmann and Vice President Anne Papageorge of Facilities and Real Estate Services discuss Penn’s Climate Action Plan.
Article Source: Inside Higher Ed 

Penn Puts Out Green Plan

September 16, 2009
President Amy Gutmann comments on Penn’s initiatives for sustainability.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Lawsuits Accuse Police of Staging Raids

September 14, 2009
David Rudovsky of the Law School discusses a case involving Philadelphia police officers.
Article Source: Associated Press