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The University of Pennsylvania campus in West Philadelphia is now officially recognized as an arboretum, the University’s Division of Facilities and Real Estate Services (FRES) announced.

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The Penn Program in Environmental Humanities (PPEH) at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for ten-week Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships. We seek to build a vibrant cohort of six Summer Fellows (cohort size is contingent on the receipt of funding for which PPEH faculty have applied). These summer research positions will support work on ongoing and anticipated PPEH faculty projects in or around Philadelphia, addressing urban waters from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives.

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As a reminder, the Tax Year 2017 Claim Period for the Penn Bike Commuter Expense Reimbursement Program is now open and continues through February 28.  Program eligibility forms and instructional guides are available to assist bike commuters.

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The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors (US Citizens, US Nationals, and Permanent Residents) dedicated to leadership and public service in two areas: students from any ethnic background interested in conservation and environmental issues from any political perspective, and American Indians and Alaska Natives pursuing health-related careers or working on Tribal Policy.

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The Penn Community continued to reduce, reuse, and recycle in this year’s ReThink Your Footprint awareness campaign. During this one-week period, Oct. 16-20, an assortment of initiatives and events took place to raise awareness about source reduction, reuse, and recycling.

ReThink 2017 by the Numbers…

6,175 pounds or 3 tons

E-waste collections at five different locations gathered three tons of unwanted electronic products: computers, electronic office equipment, mobile phones, and more.

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Office Depot recently announced their awards recognizing public- and private-sector companies across the nation for their leadership in green purchasing. The University of Pennsylvania was one of only four educational institutions to receive the Leadership in Green Purchasing award, and was the sole winner of the Office Depot Special Recognition for Greener Spend Analysis Award. This award recognizes the exemplary efforts specific to analyzing green spend data in order to make long-term sustainable spending decisions.

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The University of Pennsylvania’s Green Purchasing Awards presented by Penn’s Purchasing Services and the Green Campus Partnership were announced at the annual Purchasing Services Supplier Show on September 19. The awards honor leading actions of an individual or team that significantly advance the development of sustainable purchasing practices at Penn. Two Green Purchasing Awards were presented this year.

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October 16th - 20th will be Penn’s 8th Annual Food Week, hosted by Bon Appétit, to raise awareness about the social and environmental issues in our food system. The Penn Community is invited to a series of engaging events including speaker panels, game nights, and cooking demos.

Monday, October 16th

2pm-5pm

Cohen Hall, Terrace Room

  • Politics of Food Panel and Discussion Forum: How Anchor Institutions are Leading the Charge

 

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The University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowship (CURF) is the University’s hub for undergraduate student research, as well as the launchpad for Penn graduates awarded the most prestigious international scholarships and fellowships. Over 200 undergraduate researchers presented at CURF’s Fall Research Expo and Open House, with students working with faculty across all 12 schools in the University.

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