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Media Contact:Susan Crane | cranesj@upenn.edu | 215-247-5777 x121February 4, 2013

Spring Forward by Learning Something New at Morris Arboretum

PHILADELPHIA -- Morris Arboretum offers more than 75 classes each spring and fall with topics as varied as:
·         Culinary Adventures,
·         Behind the Scenes Tours & Trips,
·         Health & Wellness in the garden,

Johns Hopkins Hoping to Revive East Baltimore Neighborhood On Its Border

January 31, 2013

Penn is cited for its support of the Penn Alexander School and its outreach to West Philadelphia.

Article Source: Washinton Post

The Loss of Camden Children’s Garden Would Be Both a Stunning Blow to Kids and the Spurning of a National Trend.

February 1, 2013

Domenic Vitiello of the School of Design is quoted about the planned closing of the Camden Children’s Garden.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 29, 2013

Penn Professor Mary Frances Berry a Long-time Civil Rights Advocate and Voice for the Powerless

Mary Frances Berry, 74, has dedicated her life to championing the rights of people “nobody else would listen to.”

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151January 25, 2013

At Penn, Making a Difference Through Art

Ken Lum thinks Philadelphia will be an inspiration for his work as an artist.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 24, 2013

Brookings Again Tops List in University of Pennsylvania’s Annual World Think Tank Rankings

PHILADELPHIA –- For the third consecutive time, the Brookings Institution has been ranked Think Tank of the Year in the University of Pennsylvania Global Go-To Think Tank Report. The Report, begun in 2006, ranks more than 6,500 institutions worldwide that help bridge the gap between knowledge and public policy. 

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 24, 2013

Nobel Laureate in Economics Thomas Sargent to Speak at Penn Social Science and Policy Forum Jan. 28

PHILADELPHIA – Thomas Sargent, a 2011 winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, will lecture on “Continental Drift: The Forces Underlying the Euro Crisis” on Jan. 28 from 4:30- 6:00 p.m. in College Hall, Room 200.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 23, 2013

Penn’s Social Policy & Practice and African-American Resource Center to Host ‘Let’s Talk About Race’

PHILADELPHIA — The School of Social Policy & Practice and the African-American Resource Center at the University of Pennsylvania will host “Let’s Talk About Race” Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 5 p.m. in the Claudia Cohen Hall Terrace Room.

“Let’s Talk About Race” is a frank, interactive discussion, offering people of all races, backgrounds and beliefs a way to foster communication and create understanding.  It is free and open to the public.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 23, 2013

Penn Students Raising Sports IQs Around the World

While you won’t find coverage of every big sports story out there on The Sports Quotient Web site, what you will find is smart and engaging sports analysis. The online publication is the brainchild of University of Pennsylvania junior Zachary Weiner.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 17, 2013

Penn Researcher Explores the World of the Sex Trade

While some Ivy League professors are clean-cut academics who wear suits with bowties and carry stacks of books from the library, others shatter that image. 

Instead, some wear jeans and explore very dark, far-away places.  One of those researchers studies the underworld of the sex trade -- not just in Philadelphia but also in New York City and in India.