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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
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422January 22, 2010

RecycleMania Kick-off Monday to Include Presentation of PennMOVES’ $30,000 Donation to United Way

 

WHAT:

The kick-off for 10 weeks of RecycleMania, when the University of Pennsylvania joins 400 schools across the nation to see which school can cut the most waste and increase its rate of recycling.

Special events at Penn begin with a Recycle Bin Rally, where personal recycling bins will be given to the first 200 who attend, a presentation of the proceeds from June’s PennMOVES sale to the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and the screening of the documentary film “No Impact Man.”

WHO:

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422January 22, 2010

Penn Green Fund Accepting New Applications Beginning Feb. 1, Submission Deadline Is March 15

 

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania’s Green Fund will accept applications beginning Feb. 1 for a second round of one-time grants to be used to finance innovative ideas from students, faculty or staff that are designed to help Penn meet its sustainability goals, as outlined in its Climate Action Plan.

Deadline for submission is March 15, and the awards will be announced in April. The maximum allocation is $50,000.