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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422November 7, 2012

Urban Nutrition Initiative at Penn Hosting Eats and Beats Locally Sourced Dinner

PHILADELPHIA – The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative, a school-based program of the University of Pennsylvania’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships, will host its fourth annual Eats a

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151November 7, 2012

Penn Student Benefitted From a Helping Hand and Now He Wants to Pay Back

Jeffrey Johnson has been fortunate to receive many educational opportunities, starting in elementary school and through high school and college. Now, he’s working to help give other young children a chance to learn as he did, inside and outside the classroom.

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Media Contact:Gina Bryan | bryangm@upenn.edu | 215-898-8721November 7, 2012

Penn Students Go Heavily for President Obama in Campus Voting

PHILADELPHIA –- At the seven University of Pennsylvania polling places where many Penn students voted in yesterday’s presidential election, the clear winner was President Obama. 

The margin was 2,844 votes, or 79 percent, for Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden and 746 votes, or 21 percent, for Mitt Romney and U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan. 

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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422November 5, 2012

Penn’s Netter Center Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary With an International Conference

PHILADELPHIA – To celebrate 20 years as a university-wide center that develops democratic partnerships with its West Philadelphia neighbors, the University of Pennsylvania’s

Schools Took Emergency Precautions as Hurricane Sandy Struck

October 31, 2012

Vice President Maureen Rush of Public Safety is quoted about Penn’s Crisis Management Team response to Hurricane Sandy.

Article Source: US Today Education
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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422November 1, 2012

Penn Crews Were Ready for Hurricane Sandy

The University of Pennsylvania managed to escape the worst impact of Hurricane Sandy, but, regardless of what might have happened, Penn was ready.  

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151October 26, 2012

Volleyball Coach Kerry Carr: Learning and Teaching Life Lessons

University of Pennsylvania women’s volleyball coach Kerry Carr can draw from personal experience when she instructs her team on playing the game or when guiding students in handling school or life issues.

As a volleyball star for the College of William and Mary in 1987-90, Carr has traveled a similar road as the women on the Quaker team.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422October 26, 2012

Penn SRFS Office Adds Financial Literacy Program for Undergrads -- and Grads

PHILADELPHIA – Managing a budget, balancing a checking account and paying bills on time are among the financial responsibilities adults must juggle. They are also tasks many young people don’t take on until they go to college and, if the students are ill prepared, they can get them into hot water.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422
Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6604October 25, 2012

University of Pennsylvania a Stop on Arab Journalists’ Tour as They Cover U.S. Elections

PHILADELPHIA – Ten journalists from the Arab world visited the FactCheck.org headquarters at the University of Pennsylvania and met with the director of Penn’s Middle East Center in October as part of the U.S. State Department’s Arabic-language Election 2012 tour.

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Media Contact:Sara Stewart | arg@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-898-3617October 24, 2012

Penn's Arthur Ross Gallery Presents '9 Perspectives'

PHILADELPHIA — “9 Perspectives On a Photography Collection” mines the extensive photography holdings in the University of Pennsylvania’s Art Collection of more than 800 prints acquired during the last 100 years and will open at the Arthur Ross Gallery on Nov. 12.