Raising the Bar

March 23, 2011

Jarret Stein of Penn’s Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative comments on the healthy recipes created by a nutritionist and local elementary students.

Article Source: WHYY-FM (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 16, 2011

Award-Winning Actor Denzel Washington Delivers Penn’s 255th Commencement Address

PHILADELPHIA — Under cloudy skies, Denzel Washington, internationally renowned actor and director, delivered the address at the University of Pennsylvania’s 255th Commencement today, Monday, May 16.

Washington is one of the nation’s preeminent performing artists, having achieved wide acclaim for his film, theatrical and television performances, as well as his accomplishments in film directing and television production.

Ivy League Role Model

March 17, 2011

Penn’s neighborhood initiatives are featured as a model for other institutions.

Article Source: Business Lexington

Suburban Sprawl: Census Shows Segregation Is Spreading in the Philadelphia Region

March 16, 2011

Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the “resegregation” of local communities.

Article Source: Philadelphia Weekly
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422March 16, 2011

Penn Nursing Hosting 5K Walk for Water for Haiti



WHAT:            The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing will host a 5K walk to raise money to purchase water-filtration systems and provide access to clean water for health clinics in Port Au Prince, Haiti, in conjunction with World Water Day.


Five-gallon buckets of water will be available to 5k walkers wishing to walk in solidarity with Haitian women who walk long distances to gather clean water for their families.

Philadelphia Taking Small Steps to Prevent Future Health-Care Horrors

March 16, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine comments on how health-problems are reported and solved.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460March 15, 2011

Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami: University Resources


A Message from the University President

Penn Experts Available for Media Comment (with video)


University Resources and Relief Efforts

Fels study shows how reinvestment revitalized a North Philly neighborhood

Everyone wins when neighborhood reinvestment reinforces—rather than undermines—the diversity of a community, and a new report from Penn’s Fels Institute of Government details how the redevelopment of vacant property in North Philadelphia is transforming the area.

Audio: Reforming Pennsylvania’s Prisons

March 8, 2011

Marie Gottschalk of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses Pennsylvania’s corrections systems.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)