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Jacquie Posey

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The Jewish Book Council has named University of Pennsylvania professor Kathryn Hellerstein recipient of the 2014 Barbara Dobkin Award for Women’s Studies for her A Question of Tradition: Women Poets in Yiddish, 1586-1987 (Stanford University Press, 2014).
The American Psychiatric Association has named University of Pennsylvania professor Dorothy Roberts recipient of the 2015 Solomon Carter Fuller Award in recognition of her demonstrated leadership and exceptional achievements. The award honors “a Black citizen who has pioneered in an area which has significantly benefitted the quality of life for Black people.”
Lorene Cary, a senior lecturer in the English Department in the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts & Sciences, is leading a new initiative called Safe Kids Stories, a website and social movement designed to promote Philadelphia programs that create safe havens for children and youth.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Penn’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Commemorative Symposium for Social Change. Robert Carter, co-organizer of the Symposium and associate director of the University’s African-American Resource Center, says Penn has made a quantitative commitment to honoring King’s legacy and keeping his dream alive by providing two decades worth of funding, space, and programming.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Penn’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Commemorative Symposium for Social Change. Robert Carter, co-organizer of the Symposium and associate director of the University’s African-American Resource Center, says Penn has made a quantitative commitment to honoring King’s legacy and keeping his dream alive by providing two decades worth of funding, space, and programming.
A deal he struck with his parents has enabled recent University of Pennsylvania grad Zachary Levine to pursue his passion for conducting international relations on the Internet. Levine has spent the last three years as president of Dorm Room Diplomacy, a nonprofit that uses online videoconferences to foster mutual understanding between students in the West and Middle East.
On Jan. 20, the Center for Africana Studies presents the 14th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture in Social Justice.
The University of Pennsylvania will host three celebrated writers as Kelly Writers House Fellows during the 2015 spring semester: poet Anne Waldman, editor and author Dorothy Allison and playwright and novelist Jessica Hagedorn.
University of Pennsylvania Provost Vincent Price, Vice Provost for Education Andrew Binns, the Council of Undergraduate Deans and the Office of New Student Orientation and Academic Initiatives today announced that the 2015-16 academic theme will be the Year of Discovery and that The Big Sea by Langston Hughes will be the Penn Reading Project.
The Penn Bookstore and Computer Connection are ushering in the holidays with two days of storewide sales and seasonal festivities on Thursday, Dec. 11, and Friday, Dec. 12, as part of the Bookstore’s annual winter “sale-a-bration.” Penn Bookstore shoppers can receive 20 percent discounts on most items, with limited restrictions such as textbooks and Nook e-readers.