Philadelphia & Community

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Audio: Are Closed Philadelphia Schools Really Worth $200 Million?

August 21, 2013

Kevin Gillen of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses limited reuses for educational institutions.

Article Source: Newsworks
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194
Media Contact:Gwendolyn Lacy | director@tlcforscc.org | 610-347-0347 x102 August 20, 2013

Penn Vet Protects 145 Acres of Chester County Farmland With Conservation Easement

With the signing of an agricultural conservation easement this week, the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has ensured that 145 acres of its New Bolton Center Campus will be protected from development and will continue t

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Media Contact:Madeleine Kruhly | mkruhly@sas.upenn.edu | 215-898-1435August 14, 2013

Penn Alum Provides Social Health Services at Free Clinic

At a soup kitchen in the basement of the St. Agatha-St. James Catholic Church, located at the edge of the University of Pennsylvania’s campus, May graduate Kyra Edson provides free health services to those in need.

A Look at Philly’s Sneaker Culture

August 12, 2013

David Reibstein of the Wharton School comments on stores with limited sneaker supply and high prices.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820August 2, 2013

Running Math Circles and Marathons, Penn GSE Student Leads the Pack

As a kid, Joshua Taton, genuinely enjoyed studying math in school.

“I loved theory: proving theorems and linking broad ideas together into a logical framework. Math had a certain purity, completeness or even artistic appeal that I found fascinating,” explains the Ph.D. student in the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.

House Flipping Comes to Philadelphia

July 30, 2013

Kevin Gillen of the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted about flipping houses and the Philadelphia region’s real estate market.

Article Source: Philly.com

Shifts in Attitude Kill Off Suburban Gay Bars

July 29, 2013

Student Brett Bumgarner of the Annenberg School for Communication is quoted about changes in the gay-bar scene.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 23, 2013

Penn Engineer Mark Harding Learns About Himself Via Teaching

(This is the second in a series about University of Pennsylvania students who took their arguments in support of federal student financial aid to Washington this summer in a project organized by the Office of Student Registration and Financial Services. Other profiles feature students Kristin Thomas and Mounica Gummadi.)

Spreading Fun and Fitness Through Dance

July 21, 2013

The School of Nursing’s “Dance for Health: Increasing Fitness and Fun in the Community” study is highlighted.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422July 17, 2013

Penn’s Thomas 'Put a Face' in Front of Legislators Deciding Federal Financial Aid

(This is the first in a series about University of Pennsylvania students who took their arguments in support of federal student financial aid to Washington this summer in a project organized by the Office of Student Registration and Financial Services.)