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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 20, 2010

Penn Dining Observing Earth Day With Low Carbon Eats

WHAT: A “Low Carbon Diet Day” in observance of Earth Day, during which the menu in the University of Pennsylvania dining halls will feature foods with a low carbon footprint

WHO: By serving foods that contribute less greenhouse-gas emission, Bon Appétit at Penn Dining will inform consumers about reducing their carbon impact. Diners can track their carbon use Bon Appetit's Low Carbon Diet calculator at: http://www.eatlowcarbon.org/

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, April 22

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 12, 2010

Penn President Amy Gutmann Convenes Panel Examining the State of Public Discourse in America

 

WHO:

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann, a political scientist and philosopher, will moderate the David and Lyn Silfen University Forum panel, whose members include:

  • Jim Leach, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities and former U.S. Congressman
  • Andrea Mitchell, chief foreign affairs correspondent for NBC News and Penn Trustee
  • Three distinguished members of the Penn faculty, Professors Kathleen Hall Jamieson, John DiIulio and John Jackson Jr.

 

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

Tree Planting on College Green Celebrates Penn’s Tree Campus USA Designation From Arbor Day Foundation

 

WHAT: University of Pennsylvania students and community volunteers will plant 45 trees on campus to celebrate the University’s earning the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus USA designation. The trees will be planted on College Green.

Since the Tree Campus USA program began in 2008, when 29 colleges and universities earned this honor, participation has more than doubled. To celebrate this success, tree-planting events are being held on five college campuses, including Penn’s.

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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 1, 2010
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422March 31, 2010

Penn’s Green Events Continuing Throughout April Because a 24-Hour Earth Day Just Isn’t Enough

PHILADELPHIA –- While the nation will celebrate Earth Day on April 22, the Green Campus Partnership at the University of Pennsylvania offers a slate of green events throughout the month because a single day just isn’t enough.

Among April’s major announcements will be the results of the 10-week RecycleMania contest, and GreenFund grant winners will be announced.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422March 26, 2010

Sayre Health Center in West Philadelphia to Be Named in Honor of Late Penn Physician Bernett L. Johnson Jr.

 

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WHAT:

A renaming ceremony for the Sayre Health Center, a full-service, primary care health facility at the rear of Sayre High School, 59th and Walnut streets, in honor of the late Bernett L. Johnson, who was a physician at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the founding co-chair of the center’s board of directors.

A scholarship presentation in his honor to a Sayre High School graduate and a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be followed by refreshments.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422March 24, 2010

Sayre Health Center in West Philadelphia to Be Named In Honor of Late Penn Physician Bernett L. Johnson Jr.

 

PHILADELPHIA –- Sayre Health Center is a full-service, primary care health facility at the rear of Sayre High School, 59th and Walnut streets, that has been serving the needs of residents of West Philadelphia since the fall of 2007. On Tuesday, March 30, the health center will become the Dr. Bernett L. Johnson Jr. Sayre Health Center in ceremonies designed to honor the vision and legacy of the man behind its founding.

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

Penn Students Hold Fundraiser for Chile Earthquake Victims


WHO: Fundraiser to help Chilean earthquake relief efforts

WHAT: Chilean buffet and “La Nana (The Maid)” film screening

WHERE: Hall of Flags, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce St.

WHEN: Friday, March 19

Empanadas, sandwiches, pastries and soft drinks will be sold from 7- 7:45 p.m.
The Chilean film, “La Nana (The Maid)” will be screened at 8 p.m. A donation of $5 for students and $10 for the general public is requested.

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Media Contact:Sara Stewart | arg@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-898-3617March 18, 2010
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151March 15, 2010

Architect and Pritzker Laureate Zaha Hadid to Speak at Penn’s School of Design

 

WHO: Zaha Hadid

WHEN: 6-7:30 p.m., March 22, 2010

WHERE: University of Pennsylvania School of Design

Meyerson Hall, Room B-1

34th and Walnut streets

British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid will visit PennDesign to speak about her work in product design and architecture.