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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 30, 2014

University of Pennsylvania to Host Think Tank Summit in South Africa

The University of Pennsylvania will host a regional meeting of African think tanks February 3-5 in Pretoria, South Africa.

What Chris Christie Doesn’t Understand About Welfare

January 28, 2014

Michael Katz of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for research about poverty in America.

Article Source: Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194January 29, 2014

Dinosaur Fossils From China Help Penn Researchers Describe New 'Titan'

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A team led by University of Pennsylvania paleontologists has characterized a new dinosaur based on fossil remains found in northwestern China.

A team led by University of Pennsylvania paleontologists has characterized a new dinosaur based on fossil remains found in northwestern China. The species, a plant-eating sauropod named Yongjinglong datangi, roamed during the Early Cretaceous period, more than 100 million years ago.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194January 29, 2014

Historian Etienne Benson to Discuss Urban Squirrels at Penn Science Café

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In the Feb. 11 Penn Science Café, historian Etienne Benson will explore how and why squirrels flourished in an urban environment in the 19th and early 20th centuries and what we can learn from their history about changing American views of nature, animals and the city.

WHO:             Etienne Benson

                      Assistant Professor of History and Sociology of Science

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 29, 2014

Penn’s Thomas Sugrue Elected President of Social Science History Association

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Thomas J. Sugrue, professor of history and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania and director of the Penn Social Science and Policy Forum, has been elected president of the Social Science History Association.

Thomas J. Sugrue, professor of history and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania and director of the Penn Social Science and Policy Forum, has been elected president of the Social Science History Association.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 27, 2014

University of Pennsylvania Announces 2014 Thouron Award Winners

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Four University of Pennsylvania students have received Thouron Awards to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom.

Four University of Pennsylvania students have received Thouron Awards to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom.  The scholarship recipients are:

Benefit Extensions Keep Unemployed Unemployed

January 24, 2014

Iourii Manovskii and doctoral student Kurt Mitman of the School of Arts and Sciences pen an op-ed about unemployment benefit extensions.

Article Source: Austin American-Statesman

Ariel Sharon: Tactical Brilliance, Strategic Disaster

January 21, 2014

Ian Lustick of the School of Arts and Sciences contributes his thoughts about Ariel Sharon.

Article Source: e-International Relations
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Unrest in Ukraine

Expert:             Dr. Julia Gray