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Media Contact:Ty Furman | tyf@upenn.edu | 215-898-2312
Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151 February 2, 2012

Penn Glee Club Celebrates 150th Anniversary

WHO:            Penn Glee Club members and alumni

WHAT:          150th Anniversary Gala and concert

WHEN:          Feb. 18, 2012

                        7:30 p.m.

Catholic School Closings Need More Than a Miracle

January 30, 2012

Joseph Tierney of the School of Arts and Sciences shares his views on several Catholic school closings in Philadelphia.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Groupon Offer Damages Mt. Airy Market, but Internet Helps Bring it Back

January 27, 2012

Eric Bradlow of the Wharton School comments on the effect of Groupon and similar companies on businesses.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Vet Holds Free Vaccine Clinic

For some Philadelphia residents, meeting their own medical care costs can be difficult, and providing preventive healthcare for their animal companions is simply out of reach.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 23, 2012

Penn-based Report Reflects Rise of Think Tanks in Underrepresented Regions of the World

PHILADELPHIA –- Launched in 2006, the University of Pennsylvania’s “Global Go-To Think Tank Rankings” annual report has become an authoritative source for the top public policy research institutes in the world.  James McGann, assistant director of Penn’s International Relations Program, directs the Think Tanks and Civil Society Program at Penn.  The report is available at www.gotothinktank.com or www.sas.upenn.edu/irp/.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422January 18, 2012

As Newest Green Fund Awardees Are Announced, 2012 Signals Start of Past Project Impact

PHILADELPHIA –- As the University of Pennsylvania awards eight new Green Fund grants for sustainable campus projects, it is beginning to see the impact of several others funded in the past.

 This new round of awardees includes funding for:

• Ozone washing machines at Pottruck Gymnasium.

• A water density system at the Penn Ice Rink.

• A campus chemical inventory and waste management system.

• The start up of a sustainability journal in the Earth and Environmental Science Department.

• An energy audit at New Bolton Center.

Corbett Should Include Citizens in State Budget Planning

January 15, 2012

Harris Sokoloff of the Graduate School of Education writes an op-ed about Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget plan.

Article Source: Allentown Morning Call

What Should Universities Do for Their Cities?

January 12, 2012

President Amy Gutmann and Ira Harkavy of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships offer their perspectives on community engagement.

Article Source: Zócalo Public Square
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 12, 2012

Penn Honors Martin Luther King Jr. With Interfaith Program and Community Awards Commemoration

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania will honor Martin Luther King Jr. with an Interfaith Program and Awards Commemoration, Thursday, Jan. 19, at 6 p.m. in Bodek Lounge of Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce St.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 10, 2012

Penn Honors Martin Luther King Jr. with Day of Service

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania will remember Martin Luther King Jr. with the Commemorative Symposium on Social Change, a series of community events that runs through Feb. 3.

Volunteers are still needed for the MLK Day of Service at Penn, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 16, with a community breakfast inside Houston Hall’s Hall of Flags at 3417 Spruce St.