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

Exploring Family Roots Through Penn

Kristen Kelly exudes confidence as she quickly strides across the University of Pennsylvania campus. Through her academic pursuits and the relationships she’s developed at Penn, the native Philadelphian is comfortable with her multi-racial identity and with her place in the world.

Penn Museum’s ‘Flood’ of Artifacts Shows Links Among Faiths

August 24, 2015

 

The Museum is highlighted for exhibiting ancient religious texts to mark the papal visit next month.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151September 1, 2015

Penn English Professor Awarded Janus Pannonius Prize for Poetry

Charles Bernstein, a University of Pennsylvania English professor, is the recipient of the 2015 Janus Pannonius Grand Prize for Poetry, along with Guiseppe Conte of Italy.

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Media Contact:Leo Charney | lcharney@upenn.edu | August 20, 2015

Stanton Wortham Appointed Faculty Director of the Penn Online Learning Initiative

 

Stanton Wortham has been named faculty director of the Online Learning Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania, effective Sept. 1. He is the Judy and Howard Berkowitz Professor in Penn’s Graduate School of Education.

The announcement was made by Provost Vincent Price and Beth Winkelstein, vice provost for education.

My Strangely Amazing Year of Living Gratefully

August 17, 2015

 

Martin Seligman of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about using “well-being” as the top standard for valuing lives.

Article Source: DailyBeast.com
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151August 11, 2015

Penn President Amy Gutmann to Welcome Incoming Freshmen

 

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Penn President Amy Gutmann to Welcome Incoming Freshmen

Video: Napoleon Bonaparte Treasures – 6ABC Loves the Arts

August 4, 2015

Dean Denis Kinane of the School of Dental Medicine and director Lynn Marsden-Atlass of the Arthur Ross Gallery comment on the exhibit “Courtly Treasures: The Collection of Thomas W. Evans, Surgeon Dentist to Napoleon III.”

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Melissa Marshall | memar@design.upenn.edu | 215-746-8323August 3, 2015

PennPraxis Awarded a Grant to Develop Preservation Plan for The George Nakashima House

PennPraxis has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Getty Foundation to develop a conservation management plan for The George Nakashima House and Studio in New Hope, Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Melissa Marshall | memar@design.upenn.edu | 215-746-8323August 3, 2015

PennDesign Team announced as the 1st Prize Winner for Vertical Cities International Design Competition

Over the course of the summer, six PennDesign students developed two alternate proposals as submittals for the Vertical Cities Asia International Design Competition, an event organized by the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the World Future Foundation.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151August 3, 2015

Studying Abroad Enriches Miranda Lupion’s Penn Experience

Miranda Lupion’s interest in Russian language, history and culture began at a young age and has deepened during her time as a student at the University of Pennsylvania.

Her elementary school offered basic Russian language instruction teaching the alphabet and singing songs, and she began listening to stories in Russian in the fourth grade.