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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.)

‘Bug Crawl’ Offers a Taste of the Insect World at the Morris Arboretum

July 16, 2013

The “Bug Crawl” event at the Morris Arboretum is highlighted.

Article Source: Newsworks

Philly’s Renewed Urbanity

July 11, 2013

Harris Steinberg of the School of Design describes Philadelphia’s “renewed form of urbanity.”

Article Source: Philly.com