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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151March 31, 2015

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. 

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Media Contact:Gina Bryan | bryangm@upenn.edu | 215-898-8721
Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460 March 30, 2015

Penn Lightbulb Café Presents: ‘Why There’s Opposition to Depictions of Muhammad’

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After events like the attacks on Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical weekly that routinely published caricatures of Muhammad, and on other satirists and cartoonists in Europe, many may be wondering if depictions of Muhammad are actually forbidden in Islamic scripture? From where does this aversion to pictorial representations arise? And are all Muslims similarly offended? Professor Elias’ talk explores such questions within a broader context of cultural and political conflicts.

WHO:             Jamal Elias

                      Professor, Department of Religious Studies

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460March 27, 2015

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

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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. She sent a photo of the IRS letter granting his organization impACT on Stage 501(c)(3) nonprofit status.

As he was preparing to graduate from high school last year, Jacob Gardenswartz, a University of Pennsylvania freshman from San Diego, started laying the groundwork to expand a local anti-bullying theater project he helped develop into a national program.

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Media Contact: Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460March 19, 2015

Penn’s Fels Institute Hosts National Public Policy Challenge March 22

The Final round and announcement of the winner of the 4th Annual National Invitational Public Policy Challenge, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Fels Institute of Government, will be held March 22 at the National Constitution Center.

Penn Student Brings Native American Rappers Together at Penn Museum

March 19, 2015

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.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Russian Punk Activists Pussy Riot Speak at Penn

March 18, 2015

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.

Article Source: Philly.com

Review of ‘Beneath the Surface: Life, Death and Gold in Ancient Panama’ at the Penn Museum

March 18, 2015

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

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

What Your Tweets Say About You

March 18, 2015

Graduate student Johannes Eichstaedt of the School of Arts & Sciences is mentioned for analyzing tweets to hel

Article Source: New Yorker
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151March 16, 2015

Founders of Russian Art Collective Pussy Riot to Speak at Penn

WHO:            Masha Alekhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova, Russian conceptual artists and founding members of the art collective Pussy Riot

WHAT:          “A Conversation With Pussy Riot”
 

Audio: With City in Flux, Public Art Project Seeks New Ideas for New Philly Monument

March 12, 2015

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