Penn Professor Grant Frame Receives $250,000 NEH Grant for Humanities Project

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded Grant Frame, University of Pennsylvania associate professor of Near Eastern languages and civilizations, a two-year $250,000 grant for his Royal Inscriptions of the Neo-Assyrian Period Project. The award brings to nearly $950,000 the total NEH grants Frame has received for the RINAP Project since 2008.

Penn Students Express Themselves Through Spoken Word

When members of the spoken word troupe The Excelano Project perform, their fans in the University of Pennsylvania community are spellbound by what they have to say. 

Penn Freshman Turns Bullying Bystanders Into Anti-bullying ‘Upstanders’

As he was preparing to graduate from high school last year, Jacob Gardenswartz, a freshman from San Diego, started laying the groundwork to expand a local anti-bullying theater project he helped develop into a national program. Last semester, he received a text message from his mother bearing good news.

Consumed by Love of Cooking, Penn Senior Is a Student by Day, Chef at Night

From interning in a kitchen breaking down hundreds of lobsters to hunting truffles in Italy to hosting random four course dinner parties, Amanda Shulman lives to cook. The University of Pennsylvania senior has completed the first level of basic cuisine from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and is as likely to fall asleep reading a cookbook as she is reading a textbook studying for class.

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Penn Student Brings Native American Rappers Together at Penn Museum March 19, 2015 | Philadelphia Inquirer

Student Talon Bazille Ducheneaux is featured for organizing an event at the Penn Museum titled “Modern Native Voices: The Medium of Hip Hop New Music with a Distinctly Native Beat.” Lucy Fowler Williams is also cited as a curator for the exhibit “Native American Voices: The People – Here and Now.”

Russian Punk Activists Pussy Riot Speak at Penn March 18, 2015 | Philly.com

Kevin Platt of the School of Arts & Sciences is mentioned for moderating an event featuring Russian punk-political activist duo Pussy Riot. William Burke-White of the Law School is also mentioned as the director of the Perry World House that is set to officially open in January.

Review of ‘Beneath the Surface: Life, Death and Gold in Ancient Panama’ at the Penn Museum March 18, 2015 | Wall Street Journal

Clark Erickson of the Museum is quoted about curating the reviewed exhibit “Beneath the Surface: Life, Death and Gold in Ancient Panama.”

What Your Tweets Say About You March 18, 2015 | New Yorker

Graduate student Johannes Eichstaedt of the School of Arts & Sciences is mentioned for analyzing tweets to help answer the question, “Could those profiles help determine which countries were likely to have more deaths from heart disease?”

Audio: With City in Flux, Public Art Project Seeks New Ideas for New Philly Monument March 12, 2015 | “Newsworks,” WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Penn is mentioned as a partner for the “Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia” project.

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