Afghanistan

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Media Contact: | | October 15, 2012

Mission Possible: 
Penn’s Troops Lecture Program Works With Local Soldiers on Archaeological Conservation

War is not good for historical and archaeological preservation, and a University of Pennsylvania professor is working with the Army, Marine Corps and Air Force to do something about it.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460August 1, 2012

Hailing a Rickshaw: Penn Summer Program Offers High School Students Lessons in World Languages and Cultures

A few years of French or Spanish may fulfill a foreign-language requirement to graduate from high school.  But in today’s global environment, some career-minded young people want to learn critical international languages that aren’t widely taught in high school.

Enter the STARTALK program at the University of Pennsylvania.

AKC Canine Health Foundation-funded Researcher Dr. Cindy Otto Receives AmericanFlag Flown in Afghanistan

March 7, 2012

Cindy Otto of the School of Veterinary Medicine is acknowledged for her commitment to thehealth of working dogs.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Philly Museum Displays War Rugs From Afghanistan

May 29, 2011

Penn Museum is featured for a traveling U.S. - debut exhibition of Afghani war rugs.

Article Source: Associated Press
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Media Contact:Joe Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | 215-746-1798February 22, 2011

Penn’s Annenberg School to Assist in Developing News Media Infrastructure in Afghanistan

The University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication is involved with an effort to build a more robust media system in war-torn Afghanistan.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658November 29, 2010

Color-Changing “Blast Badge” Detects Exposure to Explosive Shock Waves

PHILADELPHIA - Mimicking the reflective iridescence of a butterfly's wing, investigators at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed a color-changing patch that could be worn on soldiers' helmets and uniforms to indicate the strength of exposure to blasts from explosives in the field.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Odelia Englander | Odelia.Englander@gmail.com | June 24, 2010

Penn’s Harvey Rubin to Participate in International “Peace and Security Summit” in New York

PHILADELPHIA -– Harvey Rubin, executive director of the Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis and Response at the University of Pennsylvania, will be among the international experts participating in “Peace and Security Summit” June 30–July 1 in New York.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 18, 2010

"This Is Not an Invitation to Rape Me" Art Exhibit Attacks False Perceptions

PHILADELPHIA— “This Is Not an Invitation to Rape Me,” which runs through March 5 at the University of Pennsylvania, is an art exhibit designed to address the idea that, when a woman is raped, she asked for it, deserved it or wanted it.

Obama Celebrates Post-9/11 GI Bill

August 3, 2009

President Obama on Monday saluted the extension of GI Bill education benefits to veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, saying they sacrificed abroad while others back home sought to make money or play politics.

Article Source: Associated Press
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Media Contact:Greg Lester | glester@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Jenny Brennan | brennan.jenny@gmail.com | 703-919-6292March 28, 2006