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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151January 24, 2014

Frederick Ding: Penn Ambassador, Leader and Mentor

Frederick Ding’s interest in making an impact by improving the lives of others begins with his work on campus assisting fellow students at the University of Pennsylvania.

Center in Phila. Helps Battle Veteran Homelessness

January 4, 2014

Dennis Culhane of the School of Social Policy and Practice is quoted about veteran homelessness.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Greatest Possible Investment

Penn today has a more diverse, academically gifted and international student body than ever before. These exceptional men and women are choosing our University for its extraordinary opportunities for leadership, learning, and service.

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In this video, you'll meet three extraordinary students:

Penn Students Promote Linguistic and Cultural Diversity

Ariel Koren, a junior in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, fell in love with the Spanish language and Latin American culture when she was in high school in Jacksonville, Fla. But for her sister, who has learning disabilities, lessons about another language and culture weren’t quite as accessible.

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How to Give this Holiday Season, From an Expert

December 8, 2013

Katherina Rosqueta of the School of Social Policy & Practice’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy is interviewed about effective giving.

Article Source: Philly.com

Thinking Beyond Recycling

An awareness campaign is highlighting the University’s efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle, as well as encouraging students, faculty, and staff to think beyond recycling.

Video: Dangerous Knockout Game Hits Philadelphia Transit

November 20, 2013

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice discusses unprovoked attacks on strangers called the “Knockout Game.”

Article Source: WTXF-TV (Philadelphia)

Audio: Charter Schools In Philadelphia: Educating Without a Blueprint

November 22, 2013

Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts and Sciences is interviewed on inequities in school funding and segregation in Philadelphia.

Article Source: National Public Radio

Study: Phila. Schools Do More With Less Than Peers

November 20, 2013

Matthew Steinberg and Rand Quinn of the Graduate School of Education are featured for researching the Philadelphia School District’s “adequacy gap.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Houston, We Have a Problem: Profs Say Philly to Become “Global Energy Hub”

November 19, 2013

An excerpt from an article co-authored by Mark Alan Hughes and Elise Harrington of the School of Design about revitalizing Philadelphia as a global energy hub is highlighted.

Article Source: Forbes.com