A Study Asks: What’s a Church’s Economic Worth?

February 1, 2011

Ram Cnaan of the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on the economic value of churches to the surrounding communities.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Nurse Reaches Out to Youth on HIV/AIDS

January 11, 2011

Loretta Sweet Jemmott of the School of Nursing is featured for her work developing programs that help prevent teenage pregnancy and transmission of HIV/AIDS.

Article Source: Philadelphia Tribune

What Philadelphia Has That Pittsburgh Wants

January 19, 2011

Tony Sorrentino of the Executive Vice President’s Office discusses the “enlightened self-interest” that contributed to Penn’s involvement in University City.

Article Source: Pop City

Video: Center City Charter School Aims to Raise Standards for School Meals

January 13, 2011

Robert Berkowitz of the School of Medicine speaks about the new USDA guidelines for school lunches.

Article Source: KYW-TV (Philadelphia)

Western Powers

December 23, 2010

President Amy Gutmann, Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli and Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of the School of Medicine Glen Gaulton are highlighted for their roles in improving the West Philadelphia area.

Article Source: Philadelphia Magazine

Helping Keep Gay Youth Safer

January 5, 2011

Penn’s LGBT Center is mentioned for hosting an educational and support group for parents and friends of lesbians and gays.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Videos Clear Up the Often-Mangled ‘Phulluhphya’ Accent

January 5, 2011

William Labov of the School of Arts and Sciences, author of the Atlas of North American English, remarks on the videomaker’s Philadelphia dialect sound changes.

Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News

Penn’s Year of Water springs from Climate Action Plan

Water flows all around us. It makes up about 60 percent of our bodies. We need to drink it to survive. We need it, too, to keep our living spaces clean and to carry away our waste. Globally, sources of clean water are drying up, and what society must do to conserve and preserve this resource serves as Penn’s academic theme for 2010-11. Organizers of the Year of Water had only to look to the University’s own sustainability commitment for inspiration.

Morris Arboretum Horticulture Center Dedication

Penn's Morris Arboretum recently dedicated its new $13 million Horticulture Center at Bloomfield Farm on October 5, 2010 with Penn President Amy Gutmann, Penn Board of Trustees Chair David L. Cohen, Philanthropist Dorrance Hamilton, Advisory Board Chair Ann Reed, and Arboretum Director Paul Meyer attending the rainy day ceremony.

Penn Park

On the eastern edge of campus, work crews at Penn Park are putting the pedal to the metal, pushing to complete as much construction as possible before the worst of winter weather sets in.