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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 19, 2010

23rd Annual Women of Color Day at Penn March 5 to Feature Awards Luncheon

WHO:

Women of Color at the University of Pennsylvania, University of Penn Health System, Presbyterian Hospital and Pennsylvania Hospital

Michael Nutter, Philadelphia mayor

Denise Brown, executive director, Leeway Foundation and Co-Chair of Bread and Roses Community Fund

WHAT:

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 18, 2010

Penn Marks First Anniversary of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act With $171 Million in Research Funding

 

PHILADELPHIA –- On the first anniversary of the enactment of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the University of Pennsylvania has received more than $171 million in awards that fund more than 348 studies in gene therapy, robotics, public education, neurological disorders, the origins of cardiovascular disease and more.

Approximately 700 different positions at Penn are funded by ARRA, allowing Penn researchers to continue studies in nearly every aspect of basic science and public health.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 18, 2010

"This Is Not an Invitation to Rape Me" Art Exhibit Attacks False Perceptions

PHILADELPHIA— “This Is Not an Invitation to Rape Me,” which runs through March 5 at the University of Pennsylvania, is an art exhibit designed to address the idea that, when a woman is raped, she asked for it, deserved it or wanted it.

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Media Contact:Jill Katz | PUBLICITY@ICAPHILA.ORG | 215-573-9975February 17, 2010
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820
Media Contact:Joy McIntyre | joymc@nursing.upenn.edu | 215-898-5074February 17, 2010
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422February 15, 2010

Panel to ‘Talk Trash’ Wednesday at Penn Bookstore

WHAT:

Trash Talk, a panel discussion with key players in recycling from both the University of Pennsylvania and the City of Philadelphia, sharing information about waste reduction and recycling

WHO:

Moderated by Dan Garofalo, Penn’s environmental sustainability coordinator, the panelists are:

· Clarena Tolson, Philadelphia streets commissioner

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422February 5, 2010
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422February 1, 2010

Penn Announces New Family-Friendly Options for Faculty, Staff and Students

 

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania has expanded child-care options and inaugurated a new backup-care initiative.

To increase access to child care for Penn employees and community members, the University is partnering with two West Philadelphia child-care providers, the Parent Infant Center and The Caring Center, both are accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422January 27, 2010

Penn Hosting 9th Graders From West Philadelphia, Fitzsimons High Schools on Shadowing Day Feb. 2

 

WHAT:

Shadowing Day, a city-wide program for 9th-grade students in the Philadelphia School District, coordinated by the Philadelphia Youth Network. The visiting students will spend the day learning about the host workplace, the kind of jobs the employees are doing and the education and experience needed to get such jobs.

 

WHO:

The staff of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania will host 18 students from Fitzsimons and West Philadelphia High schools.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151January 25, 2010