Penn Prof Helps Struggling Philadelphia Students

July 24, 2012

Howard Stevenson of the Graduate School of Education is profiled for his work with local students.

Article Source: The Philly Post

PHOTOS: Plant Tomatoes. Harvest Lower Crime Rates.

July 23, 2012

Charles Branas of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for a study about the effect of urban farming in high-crime areas.

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Philly Residents Asked to Help Shape Parkway Development Plans

July 23, 2012

PennPraxis of the School of Design is cited for involvement with the Parkway Action Plan.

Article Source: Newsworks

Philly Archdiocese Names Dual School Superintendents

July 20, 2012

John DeFlaminis of the Graduate School of Education assisted in the superintendent search.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 23, 2012

Penn’s Benjamin Horton Working on State-by-state Sea-level Research

PHILADELPHIA — In June, the North Carolina legislature attempted to block a group of local scientists’ findings about how climate change could impact the state via sea-level rise. The new legislation would, for a time, prohibit the state’s coastal developers from using anything but linear estimates for rates of sea-level rise, where levels would go up by around 20 centimeters over the next century.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 16, 2012

Penn Faculty Receive Alternative Energy Project Grants

PHIADELPHIA — Alternative energy research projects involving four faculty members from the University of Pennsylvania have been awarded grants from the Energy Commercialization Institute, a translational-research partnership that draws upon several regional universities.

Video: Conversation With Amy Gutmann

July 13, 2012

President Amy Gutmann discusses her new book and the role Penn plays in Philadelphia.

Article Source: 6ABC

A Day of Dental Outreach

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one-third of all adults in the United States have untreated tooth decay, and dental cavities affect American children more than any other chronic infectious disease.

Many Philadelphians do not receive adequate oral care for a variety of reasons, including the cost of treatment, a lack of time, and a dearth of nearby accessible providers.

Philadelphia Defends Policy on Frisking, With Limits

July 11, 2012

Fernando Montero of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the stop-and-frisk tactic.

Article Source: New York Times

$20,000 Could Counter ‘Don’t Snitch’ Culture

July 5, 2012

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice discusses the prospect of offering a $20,000 “bounty” to witnesses to override the “no snitching” culture.

Article Source: The Philadelphia Tribune