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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460June 2, 2014

Practicing What She Teaches, Penn Alum Is Award-winning Film Editor

When the winners of the 2013 Peabody Awards for excellence in broadcasting were announced late last month, Nancy Novack, a University of Pennsylvania alum and a lecturer of fine arts in the School of Design, had cause to celebrate.

A film series she edited, the PBS TV documentary “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates Jr.” won a Peabody.

Moneyballing Obama’s Foreign Policy

June 1, 2014

Michael Horowitz of the School of Arts and Sciences shares his thoughts about President Obama’s foreign policy.

Article Source: Politico Magazine

Big Data Serves Up Linguistics Insights

May 29, 2014

Mark Liberman of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses linguistics research, and his “breakfast experiment” is explained.

Article Source: Times Higher Education
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 2, 2014

University of Pennsylvania Establishes Penn Center for Innovation

President Amy Gutmann today announced the launch of the Penn Center for Innovation, a new initiative that will provide the infrastructure, leadership and resources needed to transfer promising Penn inventions, know-how and related assets into the marketplace for the public good.   

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 27, 2014

Penn Student-run Club Sails into National Championships

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Penn Sailing is cruising full speed ahead toward the national championships, thanks to the team's leadership and its captain, Wharton student Jack Swikart from Rumson, N.J.

It’s smooth sailing ahead for one student-run club at the University of Pennsylvania.

Why the Disciplines Still Matter

May 27, 2014

Jerry Jacobs of the School of Arts and Sciences writes about the importance of maintaining disciplines in academia.

Strengthening India’s Rule of Law

May 27, 2014

An essay draws, in part, from an article written by Devesh Kapur of the School of Arts and Sciences.

Pope Francis’ Trip to West Bank May Send Signal to Israeli Leaders

May 25, 2014

Ian Lustick of the School of Arts and Sciences shares his comments on Pope Francis’ trip to the West Bank before visiting Israel.

Article Source: CBS News (Philadelphia)

Gains and Losses in Phila. Region’s Population

May 23, 2014

Kevin Gillen of the School of Arts and Sciences shares his comments on the population growth in the Philadelphia region.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Women in Politics: College Edition – University of Pennsylvania

May 22, 2014

Undergraduate Joyce Kim of the School of Arts and Sciences is featured as a student leader in politics.

Article Source: MSNBC