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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 214-573-8151October 17, 2014

Enriching Internship Could Lead to a Career for Penn Student

Jane Wu is getting an early start at the University of Pennsylvania on a possible future career in research to help save the environment and preserve human health.

How the ‘Psychological Drama’ Taught Peter Lorre How to Act

October 15, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School or Arts & Sciences writes about actor Peter Lorre

Article Source: Psychology Today
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460
Media Contact:Gina Bryan | bryangm@upenn.edu | 215-898-8721 October 15, 2014

Penn Lightbulb Café Presents ‘Ancient Divination and Modern Intuition: A Cognitive History’

Professor Peter Struck will examine ancient accounts of predicting the future from oracles, omens, and dreams and compare them with modern accounts by cognitive scientists of our abilities to know things in sometimes mysterious ways. Professor Struck says that these are parallel attempts to plumb the depths of how powerful our own powers of knowing are.

WHO:

Peter Struck

Associate Professor of Classical Studies

School of Arts & Sciences

University of Pennsylvania

WHAT:

Penn Lightbulb Café, ‘Ancient Divination and Modern Intuition: A Cognitive History'

WHEN:

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 6-7 p.m.  

WHERE:

World Cafe Live Upstairs, 3025 Walnut St., Philadelphia    

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.

ISIS’s Looting Campaign

October 14, 2014

Katharyn Hanson and Brian Daniels of the Penn Museum talk ab

Article Source: The New Yorker

The Art of Slowing Down in a Museum

October 9, 2014

James Pawelski of the School or Arts & Sciences suggests how to experience more on a museum visit by slowing your p

Article Source: New York Times

10 Years on, World Café Live Eyes Other Markets

October 9, 2014

The founder of World Café live is interviewed.


Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News
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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422October 10, 2014

Penn Undergrad Maps an Italian Dialect to Help Preserve Its Heritage

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Sophomore Benjamin Finkel from Jenkintown, Pa., spent the summer mapping the dialect of a region in central Italy, examining the effect of its history and geography.

By Christina Cook

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658October 9, 2014

Penn to Host 2014 Peace Science Society (International) Conference

The University of Pennsylvania’s Christopher H. Browne Center for International Politics, Perry World House and School of Arts & Sciences will host the annual conference of the Peace Science Society (International) Oct. 10-11.

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Media Contact:Erin Williams | | 215-573-5134October 2, 2014

‘Pervasive Clay’ Exhibit Set for Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery at Penn

The Undergraduate Fine Arts Program at the University of Pennsylvania will hold “Clay@Penn 2014: Pervasive Clay,” an exhibition of ceramic works by 13 local and regional artists at the Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery on the Penn campus.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151September 29, 2014

La Casa Latina at Penn Marks 15th Anniversary

For some University of Pennsylvania students, La Casa Latina is the next best thing to being at home with their families.