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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460May 11, 2010

Centers Host Language Programs for High Schoolers, Teachers

PHILADELPHIA -- The South Asia Center and the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania will host summer language programs to teach Hindi, Urdu and Chinese to students entering grades 9-12.  The programs, to be taught by Penn faculty, are funded by Startalk, the national effort to enhance Americans’ learning and teaching of less commonly taught languages in high schools.

Audio: Meditation and the Military

May 10, 2010

Amishi Jha of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses meditation’s value to soldiers.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Americans Are Seeing Fewer and Fewer Foreign Films

May 9, 2010

Bob Vitalis of the School of Arts and Sciences says foreign films can offer unique perspectives to American students.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Remembering a Chesco School Segregation Fight

May 8, 2010

Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses historic civil rights fights and is cited for his book “Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460May 7, 2010

Guthrie Ramsey Co-Curates Smithsonian Institution Exhibition

PHILADELPHIA – Guthrie Ramsey, a University of Pennsylvania music professor, is co-curator of a new exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution called "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing: How the Apollo Theater Shaped American Entertainment.

"Presented by the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture in collaboration with the Apollo Theater Foundation, the exhibition premiered in the NMAAHC Gallery in Washington, D.C., continues through Aug. 29.  It will travel to Detroit in October and then on to New York in 2011.

Dog Ownership Affects Voter Preferences

April 26, 2010

Diana Mutz of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Annenberg School for Communication is cited for research on how dog ownership is tied to voting trends.

Article Source: Huffington Post

Kids' Failure to Launch Can Be Costly

May 6, 2010

Frank Furstenberg of the School of Arts and Sciences says financial straits can discourage couples from having children.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Shanghai Is Trying to Untangle the Mangled English of Chinglish

May 2, 2010

Victor Mair of the School of Arts and Sciences says faulty translation software can be blamed for some botched Chinese-to-English translations found in Shanghai.

Article Source: New York Times
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Gulf Coast Oil Spill

Expert comment from the University of Pennsylvania

Note for TV and radio: The University of Pennsylvania has a satellite
uplink facility with live-shot capability near campus and an on-campus
ISDN line.

Expert:
    Dr. Benjamin Horton
    Assistant Professor, Earth and Environmental Science
    University of Pennsylvania


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