Anything related to greening and environmental concerns
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 26, 2012

Penn Education Researcher Explains How to Prepare Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Jobs

What’s needed to ensure a solid future for the American worker? 

According to one University of Pennsylvania researcher, it’s a matter of education and training.  While not everyone is destined to attend college, it’s up to policymakers, employers and educators to team up to make sure that today’s students are prepared to meet the needs of tomorrow’s employers.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 16, 2012

Penn’s Ortner Center on Family Violence Releases “Violence Against Women” Report to the City

PHILADELPHIA -- Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania’s Evelyn Jacobs Ortner Center on Family Violence and Philadelphia City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell have released a report assessing the city’s handing of domestic-violence cases and recommending improvements.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194November 15, 2012

Penn Partners With Philadelphia Global Water Initiative to Recognize World Toilet Day 2012

PHILADELPHIA — Toilets may not make for a glamorous subject, but they’re critical to global health. On Monday, Nov. 19, students from the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Global Water Initiative, will be drawing attention to their importance by recognizing World Toilet Day.

Netter Center Marks 20 Years of Partnerships

Around 1979, when Ira Harkavy was finishing his Ph.D. at Penn, his mentor in the history department, Lee Benson, delivered an address that called for practitioners in communities to work together with academics.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 9, 2012

Penn’s Public Safety Ranked First in Security Magazine’s Top-500 List for the Sixth Consecutive Year

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania Division of Public Safety has been ranked No. 1 in the higher-education sector for the sixth year in a row, according to Security Magazine’s Security 500 list.

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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422November 7, 2012

Urban Nutrition Initiative at Penn Hosting Eats and Beats Locally Sourced Dinner

PHILADELPHIA – The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative, a school-based program of the University of Pennsylvania’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships, will host its fourth annual Eats a

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 2, 2012

Penn Nursing: It’s Personal

As a student at Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School, Stephanie Kelly decided on a career in nursing.  For her, it was not simply a desire to change the world through the science; it was much more personal.

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

At the World Resources Forum in Beijing, Penn’s Iliana Sepúlveda Shares Lessons on Energy Subsides

PHILADELPHIA — To a room full of academics and Ph.D. students in the notoriously polluted city of Beijing, the University of Pennsylvania’s Iliana Sepúlveda presented ideas for increasing the use of energy-efficient technology that may one day help lessen the burden of fossil-fuel combustion in that city, as well as many others across the globe.

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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422 October 25, 2012

Penn’s Dan Garofalo Named to Philadelphia’s Civic Design Review Committee

PHILADELPHIA -- Dan Garofalo, environmental sustainability coordinator and senior facilities planner at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named to the first Civic Design Review Committee of the City of Philadelphia.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422October 23, 2012

Penn’s Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative Celebrating Collaborative Farm’s First Year at Bartram’s Garden

PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships, through its Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative, the school-based program that encourages West Philadelphia students to grow, cook, consume and sell healthy foods, is holding a harvest festival to celebrate the first anniversary of its Community Farm and Food Resource Center at Bartram’s Garden.