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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.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422March 15, 2010

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in True Green Fashion With RecycleMania Seminar: “Innovation in Recycling”

 

WHAT:

In support of RecycleMania efforts at the University of Pennsylvania, Penn’s Wharton School will host a panel discussion, “Innovation in Recycling,” with representatives from area companies providing an inside look at the ways in which businesses are reducing waste and developing a new green economy.

WHO:

Panelists:

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Media Contact:Laura Cavender | cavender@upenn.edu | 202- 415-9881March 10, 2010

University of Pennsylvania Announces Expansion of Partnership With Peking University

BEIJING -- In a ceremony today on Peking University's campus, the University of Pennsylvania and Peking University announced an agreement recognizing shared academic interests between the two universities. The memorandum of understanding builds on several existing partnerships between the two universities, namely between the Wharton and Guanghua schools of business.

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Media Contact:Laura Cavender | cavender@upenn.edu | 202-415-9881March 9, 2010

University of Pennsylvania to Expand Academic, Research Collaborations With Tsinghua University

BEIJING -- The University of Pennsylvania and Tsinghua University today announced agreements to build upon research and academic collaborations between the two schools. In particular, the universities signed agreements reaffirming their commitment to environmental sustainability, through the work of the Penn-Tsinghua T.C. Chan Center for Building Simulation and Energy Studies, founded in 2006.

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Media Contact: | | March 5, 2010

U.S. Justice Department Official to Speak at Penn to Raise Awareness of Violence Against Women

U.S. Justice Department Official to Speak at Penn to Raise Awareness of Violence Against Women

WHO:

Lanny Breuer, assistant attorney general, Department of Justice

Maureen Rush, Penn vice president for public safety

Joann Mitchell, Penn vice president for institutional affairs