Penn Receives Highest Presidential Recognition for Community Service

Honored for its commitment to civic and local engagement through community service and service learning, Penn was one of five institutions in the country to receive the Presidential Award in the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

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The President’s Award is the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to community service. All told, the Penn community contributed 441,526 service hours in the past academic year.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820March 12, 2012

Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice Launches Community Teamworks

PHILADELPHIA – At the University of Pennsylvania, the School of Social Policy & Practice’s Community Teamworks pilot program allows students, faculty, staff and alumni of the School to participate in team-building activities through local volunteer projects in West Philadelphia.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422March 12, 2012

University of Pennsylvania Receives Highest Presidential Recognition for Community Service

WASHINGTON – The Corporation for National and Community Service and the U.S. Department of Education awarded the University of Pennsylvania with the Presidential Award in the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its commitment to bettering the community through community service and service learning.

Video: PAL Basketball Championships

March 6, 2012

The Palestra hosts the Police Athletic League of Philadelphia Basketball Championships for local children.

Article Source: 6abc.com

Crystal Light & SEPTA Tokens Boost Cancer Tests

March 7, 2012

Carmen Guerra and Eliot Nierman of the Perelman School of Medicine comment on improving cancer screening.

Article Source: 6abc.com
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 28, 2012

University of Pennsylvania Announces 2012 Thouron Award Winners

PHILADELPHIA – Seven University of Pennsylvania seniors and a Penn alumna have received Thouron Awards to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom.  

The award winners are:

  • Besan Abu-Joudeh, a statistics and international studies major, is applying to the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London to study for an MSc in Political Economy of Development.

 

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 21, 2012

'Thinking With the Past' Lecture at Penn to Address ‘Barack Obama and Burden of Race’

WHO:             Speaker: Thomas Sugrue, professor of history and sociology, University                        of Pennsylvania

Audio: College Cuts: Pennsylvania’s Higher Ed on the Chopping Block

February 16, 2012

Joni Finney of the Graduate School of Education discusses higher-education funding in Pennsylvania.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Broad Street Run Growing, Along With a Younger Center City Population

February 16, 2012

David Thornburgh of the Fels Institute of Government in the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the young demographic in Philadelphia.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 13, 2012

Penn Conference Marks Honorary Professorship for W.E.B. Du Bois

PHILADELPHIA – The posthumous recognition of W.E.B. Du Bois as Honorary Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania will be celebrated at a Feb. 17 conference by the Department of Sociology and the Center for Africana Studies.  The conference will coincide with the date the Penn Board of Trustees is scheduled to vote on the appointment.