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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460November 21, 2014

Botswana Internship Inspires Penn Senior to Start a Happiness Blog

University of Pennsylvania senior Callan Parra chronicles the stories of people she’s met who’ve triumphed over adversities and offers insights on coping with stress and finding life’s “perfect moments” in a new blog called “Happy for Happyness.”

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422November 21, 2014

Competition Leads Five Penn Students to Successful Social Entrepreneurship

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A year ago, what started as a “crazy idea” among five University of Pennsylvania students in the off-campus apartment of senior Josh Tycko has turned into a budding social entrepreneurial business that is changing lives – theirs and those of thousands of children in India.

A year ago, what started as a “crazy idea” among five University of Pennsylvania students in the off-campus apartment of senior Josh Tycko has turned into a budding social entrepreneurial business that is changing lives – theirs and those of thousands of children in India.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422November 21, 2014

Penn Senior, a Future Doctor, Looks to Medicine’s Past for Insights

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Through the lens of architecture, senior Ellen Kim, of Lexington, Mass., a Benjamin Franklin Scholar, is exploring the history of 19th century medicine in the United States.

By Christina Cook

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Media Contact:Gina Bryan | bryangm@upenn.edu | 215-898-8721 November 20, 2014

Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw to Discuss American Art at Penn Lightbulb Café

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WHO:

Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw
Associate Professor and Undergraduate Chair
History of Art Department
School of Arts & Sciences
University of Pennsylvania

WHAT:

Penn Lightbulb Café series lecture and discussion, ‘“What is American Art?’

WHEN:

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 6-7 p.m.  

WHERE:

World Cafe Live Upstairs, 3025 Walnut St., Philadelphia

DETAILS:

Professor DuBois Shaw's talk will examine contemporary art and the historical, curatorial and critical strategies and tactics for using such markers as race, gender, sexuality and regional identity to interpret art today.

The talk is part of the Penn Lightbulb Café, a free public-lecture series presented by the School of Arts & Sciences and the Office of University Communications that takes arts, humanities and social-sciences scholarship out of the classroom for a night on the town. Each hour-long talk begins at 6 p.m. and is followed by an audience Q&A. Café events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Menu items will be available for purchase.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151November 19, 2014

Brainy and Buff on Display at Mr. and Ms. Penn Competition

University of Pennsylvania students can be both brainy and brawny, as the Mr. and Ms. Penn bodybuilding competition demonstrates.

On Nov. 3, Zellerbach Theater was packed with family and friends as 29 contestants vied for the titles.

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Article Source: The New Yorker
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 24, 2014

When A Penn Open Learning Class Ends, Continuing Education Does Not

For students in University of Pennsylvania Open Learning courses, the online education provided in the global classroom doesn’t end when the courses do.

Growing Old Around the Globe” from Penn’s School of Nursing is a shining example of the college-level continuing education that can be found in Penn’s free massive open online courses.

ISIS’s Looting Campaign

October 14, 2014

Katharyn Hanson and Brian Daniels of the Penn Museum talk ab

Article Source: The New Yorker
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460
Media Contact:Gina Bryan | bryangm@gmail.com | 215-898-8721November 12, 2014

Penn 2014-2015 Bassini Writing Apprentices Announced

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University of Pennsylvania undergraduates Jacob Gardenswartz, Annika Neklason and Leah Davidson have been selected as the 2014-2015 Bassini Writing Apprentices. They will complete their apprenticeships in the spring 2015 semester.

By Gina Bryan

University of Pennsylvania undergraduates Jacob Gardenswartz, Annika Neklason and Leah Davidson have been selected as the 2014-2015 Bassini Writing Apprentices. They will complete their apprenticeships in the spring 2015 semester.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151November 11, 2014

Senior Cait Breslin Complements Penn Education With Study Abroad

For University of Pennsylvania senior Cait Breslin, studying abroad in Buenos Aires and in Calcutta has been an important part of her college experience. And she says it is good preparation toward her long-term goal of becoming a physician.