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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 27, 2012

Penn and Bryn Mawr Sign Agreement to Fast-track Undergrads Into Penn Engineering Master’s Programs

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania and Bryn Mawr College are launching a new program that will allow undergraduates at Bryn Mawr to gain early admission into a master’s degree program offered by Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.  The arrangement effectively allows Bryn Mawr students to obtain their bachelor’s degree in four years and then, through Penn, obtain their master’s degree with just one additional year of study.

Will China’s Real Estate Bubble Burst?

April 24, 2012

Susan Wachter of the Wharton School comments on real estate and the economy in China.

Article Source: CNN Money

Highlights of the XPN Music Film Festival

April 24, 2012

WXPN is featured for the Music Film Festival.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 23, 2012

Penn Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research: “Can America Stop Hurting Its Children?”

PHILADELPHIA – At its April 24 Spring 2012 Community Symposium, the Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research at the University of Pennsylvania poses the question, “Can America Stop Hurting its Children?”

The Symposium will be from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Levy Conference Center at the Penn Law School, 34th and Chestnut streets.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 23, 2012

Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice Promotes Healthy Lifestyles With Community Teamworks Initiative

Health fairs serve a useful purpose, but the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania has figured out a way to make them even more useful to the community, all while allowing students, faculty, staff and alumni to participate in team-building activities.

A Day in the Life of Penn, Spring 2012

Crew teams at dawn. A midday rush to food trucks along Spruce Street. An evening performance in an on-campus theater.

These are just a handful of the moments, big and small, captured in the first-ever University-wide photo project, “A Day in the Life of Penn.”

Teenage Birth Rates Continue to Drop

April 16, 2012

Rebecca Maynard of the Graduate School of Education says, “There was a major change in public messaging about teenage sexual activity and condom use.”

Article Source: Well

Pa. Health Official Clarifies New Gas Drilling Law

April 19, 2012

Adam Finkel of the Law School comments on a new gas drilling law.

Article Source: Business Week

Science Will Be the Star at 2d Annual Philadelphia Festival

April 20, 2012

Frederick Kaplan of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for being among the speakers at the second Philadelphia Science Festival.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 19, 2012

Penn Welcomes Middle Schoolers for College Day 2012


More than 100 middle schoolers have already gotten their acceptance letters to Penn.  At least for one day.

On Friday, April 20, 102 seventh- and eighth graders from Shaw Middle, Leslie P. Hill and Lea Elementary schools will become honorary college students at Penn during College Day 2012.