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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 4, 2012

Penn Researchers Show Relationship With Working Dogs Protect Handlers From PTSD

Anyone who has had a pet instinctively knows what several physical and mental health studies have shown: people who have a companion animal have lower levels of stress, anxiety and depression than the general population. But with love comes the possibility of loss; when pets fall ill, are hurt or die, their owners bear the psychological burden of increased risk of depression and other ailments.    

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 15, 2012

Mission Possible: 
Penn’s Troops Lecture Program Works With Local Soldiers on Archaeological Conservation

War is not good for historical and archaeological preservation, and a University of Pennsylvania professor is working with the Army, Marine Corps and Air Force to do something about it.

Penn and KIPP Celebrate New Partnership

Representatives from the KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) Foundation and the University gathered Oct. 2 to celebrate a partnership that provides Penn with new resources to recruit KIPP students, underwrite their financial aid, and offer them targeted support once they get to campus.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194October 2, 2012

Penn Vet Added to United Way's List of Approved Charities

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has been added to the list of United Way charities to which individuals in the Philadelphia area may donate as part of a workplace campaign.

Penn Gets $2.5M Boost for Charter School Partnership

October 2, 2012

Penn’s partnership with the KIPP Foundation is featured.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658October 2, 2012

Event to Mark Partnership Between Penn and KIPP Schools

PHILADELPHIA – A ceremony today will cement the partnership between the KIPP Foundation and the University of Pennsylvania to increase college-completion rates for underserved KIPP students nationwide.  To support this partnership effort, Martha and Bruce Karsh have contributed resources to help KIPP alumni as they make their way toward Penn degrees.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820September 26, 2012

Penn Public Safety to Conduct UPenn Alert Drill, Host Campus Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness Day

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania’s Division of Public Safety will conduct a UPenn Alert Emergency Notification Test with a campus-wide shelter-in-place awareness drill Friday, Sept. 28, at 2:55 p.m. 

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | Katie.Delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5654September 26, 2012

Groundbreaking Celebration for Penn Center for Specialty Care at 3737 Market Street

Penn Medicine and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, in partnership with The University City Science Center and Wexford Science & Technology, are set to break ground on a new 11-story tower at 3737 Market Street on The Science Center’s Campus in West Philadelphia. Penn Presbyterian Medical Center will be the anchor tenant.

Changing Skyline: A Lovely Link From Penn to Center City

September 21, 2012

Shoemaker Green and Penn Park are featured for their additions to University City.

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Shoemaker Green: Penn’s Newest Public Common

Created in honor of emeritus trustee Alvin Shoemaker, Penn’s newest landscape project has spread a 2.75 acre welcome mat of green at the door of the Palestra and Franklin Field.