Why Your Commercial District Needs an Anti-Poverty Strategy

February 4, 2016

Penn is mentioned as an anchor institution in University City for its contributions to job creation and real estate investment in Philadelphia.

Article Source: NextCity.org
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 8, 2016

Penn Researcher Illustrates Impact of Drone Usage in Areas of Conflict

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In “The Consequences of Drone Proliferation: Separating Fact from Fiction,” Michael C. Horowitz says what's missing in the current debate is a realistic understanding of what today's drones can and cannot do.

The use of drones has had significant consequences for how governments conduct counter-terrorism operations.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 5, 2016

Penn’s Michael Horowitz Testifies to House Subcommittee on Drones

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Michael C. Horowitz, an associate professor of political science and the associate director of Penn’s Perry World House, will testify in front of the U.S. House Armed Forces subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, Thursday, Feb. 11.

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Food Trust, Penn Student Group Launch ‘Healthy Food Truck Certification Program’

February 3, 2016

A Penn student-led organization, Healthy Food Truck Initiative, is highlighted for partnering with The Food Trust to develop and run the Healthy Food Truck Certification Program.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 4, 2016

Penn PORES Offers Undergraduates a Role in Researching Presidential Primaries

This spring, University of Pennsylvania students are getting an insider’s view of the political process as they examine election results and polling data to monitor voting patterns in the lead-up to the 2016 presidential primaries. 

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Media Contact:Michele Berger | mwberger@upenn.edu | 215-898-6751February 2, 2016

Penn Junior Tabeen Hossain Learns Eco-Lessons From Two European Leaders

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Junior Tabeen Hossain of Houston researched the cultural aspects of environmental sustainability in Berlin and Rotterdam via a Kleinman Center for Energy Policy grant.

By Niharika Gupta

The summer before her junior year at the University of Pennsylvania, Tabeen Hossain decided to take her academic journey in environmental science and policy abroad to Berlin and Rotterdam. In those two cities, she discovered the cultural aspects of sustainability, environmentalism and policymaking.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460
Media Contact:Jessica Bautista | PennTopTen@sp2.upenn.edu | 215-200-5506February 1, 2016

Penn School of Social Policy & Practice Launches SP2 Penn Top 10

With the 2016 United States presidential election race ramping up, experts from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice, or SP2, are analyzing 10 of the nation’s key social justice and policy issues ­­in a project called SP2 Penn Top 10 Social Justice & Policy Issues for the 2016 Presidential Election.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422January 29, 2016

President’s Innovation Prize Contenders Vie for $100K Seed Money and Big Perks at Penn

In April, one enterprising senior or team of graduates-to-be at the University of Pennsylvania will be named the inaugural President’s Innovation Prize winners. The award comes with $100,000 in seed money and a $50,000 living stipend per team member. And that is just the start.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422January 29, 2016

Penn Honored With Year Up Philadelphia’s 2015 Urban Empowerment Award

Year Up Philadelphia has honored the University of Pennsylvania with the 2015 Urban Empowerment Award in recognition of Penn’s leadership as a corporate partner providing professional mentoring and job training to urban young adults in underserved areas. 

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Media Contact:Allison Bozniak | abozniak@lincolnparkpr.com | 202-340-2936
Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 27, 2016

Brookings Institution Tops Penn 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index

The Brookings Institution tops the list of the 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report, an annual ranking of the world’s top think tanks released today by the University of Pennsylvania Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the Lauder Institute. This is the eighth consecutive year that Brookings has been ranked first.