Penn Joins In to Re-Tree Philly

March 31, 2011

Vice President Anne Papageorge of Facilities and Real Estate Services highlights Penn’s partnership with Philadelphia to provide free trees to faculty and staff homeowners in the city.

Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422
Media Contact:Patrick Morgan | patrick.morgan@phila.gov | 267-438-7154 March 29, 2011

Creating Canopy: Penn, Philadelphia Partner to Distribute Free Trees to University Homeowners

PHILADELPHIA – As the first institution to take part in Philadelphia’s Creating Canopy program, the University of Pennsylvania is partnering with the city’s Parks and Recreation Department to distribute to faculty and staff homeowners in the city 300 free trees to plant on their property.             

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820March 29, 2011

School of Social Policy & Practice Students Unite With Other Universities to “Shout Out for Social Work”

PHILADELPHIA — Students from the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, will don bright blue t-shirts and converge on 30th Street Station to talk with travelers and passersby about social work and how social workers can help them. Also participating in the 8 a.m. event on March 31 will be social work students from West Chester University, Temple University, La Salle University and Bryn Mawr College.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820March 28, 2011

UNESCO Chair Established at Penn GSE

A UNESCO Chair in Learning and Literacy has been established at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. The first of its kind at a U.S. school of education, the UNESCO Chair will focus on achieving UN Millennium Development Goals in the area of basic education and literacy in the poorest countries of the world.

Established within Penn’s International Literacy Institute (ILI), the UNESCO Chair will be held by Dr. Dan Wagner, a professor of education at Penn GSE and Director of the ILI.  

Penn to Work on Increasing Faculty Diversity

March 21, 2011

Vice Provost of Faculty Lynn Hollen Lees of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses Penn’s efforts to make the faculty reflect the increasing diversity of the undergraduate population.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn GSE Helps Rebuild Haiti’s Education System

It has been one year since a devastating earthquake hit the island nation of Haiti, and Sharon Ravitch, a senior lecturer in Penn’s Graduate School of Education is helping the country rebuild its education system from the ground up.

A widely recognized expert in international applied development research, Ravitch was recently named the senior international advisor to the Haitian Ministry of Education for its Educational Reconstruction Plan.

Welcome Back to Penn

With classes resuming on Wednesday, January 12, Penn welcomes its students back to campus this week following the winter break.

Students rescue a river as part of Penn's Year of Water

With the city skyline as a backdrop, it was a beautiful day for a stroll along the shores of the Delaware River: bright sun, low humidity. As well as discarded tires, rusted hulks of unknown machinery, bits of Styrofoam, discarded glass bottles, and even a length of decking material.

Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

Hearing testimony from a group of diverse experts from the fields of bioethics, theology, law, technology transfer, engineering, and various fields in science and medicine, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues met at Penn on September 13-14.

Teacher Salaries Issue Sharpens Across Region

December 20, 2010

Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education and the School of Arts and Sciences says American teachers are paid less than their counterparts in other countries.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer