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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 22, 2014

Penn Senior Alice Xie to Give Emerging Scholar Talk on China’s Economic Growth

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Alice Xie, a University of Pennsylvania senior, will deliver the Communication Within the Curriculum Emerging Scholar Talk on April 23 at 6:30 p.m. in Stiteler Hall Room B26, 208 S. 37th St.

Alice Xie, a University of Pennsylvania senior, will deliver the Communication Within the Curriculum Emerging Scholar Talk on April 23 at 6:30 p.m. in Stiteler Hall Room B26, 208 S. 37th St.

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Michigan Affirmative Action Ban

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Dr. Camille Zubrinsky Charles professor of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania and director of Penn’s Africana Studies Center

is an expert on race and class issues and can discuss the topic of minorities at highly selective colleges and universities. She is the author of a numerous publications, including Taming the River: Negotiating the Academic, Financial and Social Currents in Selective Colleges and Universities (with Douglass S. Massey and colleagues).


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Kermit Roosevelt Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania

has expertise in constitutional law and conflict of laws. He is a frequent media commentator on constitutional issues and can discuss his support of college and university affirmative action admissions policies.


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Steve Barnes, 215-573-5181 or sbarnes@law.upenn.edu

Theodore Ruger Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania

is a constitutional expert whose scholarship focuses on the application of judicial authority. He can discuss a brief he wrote in the case on behalf of college basketball coaches defending affirmative action in higher education.


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Steve Barnes, 215-573-5181 or sbarnes@upenn.edu

Dr. Rogers Smith Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, chairs the Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship and Constitutional

His research focuses on law and American political thought, with a special interest in questions of citizenship, race, ethnicity and gender. He can discuss the constitutionality of affirmative action policies at colleges and universities. He is author of numerous publications, including Still a House Divided: Race & Politics in Obama’s America (with Desmond S. King).


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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 22, 2014

Race and Sports Lecture at Penn Presents ‘Little Ballers’ Film Screening and Discussion

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“Little Ballers” tells the story of four diverse 11-year-old boys and their legendary coach as they set out to win an AAU National Championship. A discussion with Bill Rhoden, The New York Times sports columnist, and “Little Ballers” director Crystal McCrary will follow the screening. The screening and discussion is a presentation of the University of Pennsylvania Annual Race and Sports Lecture, held every year during the Penn Relays. It is sponsored by Penn’s Wharton Sports Business Initiative and Center for Africana Studies.

WHO:             Bill Rhoden, The New York Times sports columnist

Aereo and the Supreme Court Could Redefine the Digital Home

April 22, 2014

Peter Decherney of the School of Arts and Sciences blogs about the Supreme Court and the Aereo case.

Article Source: Forbes
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 21, 2014

‘Botswana 2.0' Symposium to be Held April 23 at Penn

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Members of the University of Pennsylvania community are invited to attend a free symposium designed to increase awareness about Penn’s global health work in Botswana and opportunities for students to become involved in international work and research there. Free breakfast will be served starting at 8 a.m.

WHO            Tebelelo Secretse, ambassador of Botswana to the United States

Audio: Parenting Styles and Children’s Lives

April 17, 2014

Annette Lareau of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses how children of different socioeconomic backgrounds are influenced by their parents’ styles.

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Media Contact:Lillian Dunn | lilliand@sas.upenn.edu | 215-898-1390April 17, 2014
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 17, 2014

Men’s Rugby at Penn: Olympians of Tomorrow Heading to Collegiate Championships

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For the second consecutive year, the Men’s Rugby Football Club at Penn is playing at the national Collegiate Rugby Championships May 31-June 1 at PPL Park in Chester, Pa.

Future Olympic champions may be in training right here at the University of Pennsylvania.

Brain Scans: Don’t Throw Out the Baby With the Dead Salmon

April 11, 2014

A report on the trustworthiness of neuroimaging studies led by Martha Farah of the School of Arts and Sciences is highlighted.

Article Source: Discover Magazine
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 17, 2014

Film Diplomacy Topic of Dick Wolf Cinema Studies Conference at Penn

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Scholars, filmmakers and government officials gathering for The Second Annual Dick Wolf Conference “Film Diplomacy in the Digital Age” will explore the role of film, video and digital media as tools of social change and control in global politics on April 18.