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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460March 22, 2011

Lee Hamilton to Speak at University of Pennsylvania on U.S. Role in the World After Afghanistan and Iraq

WHO:             Lee Hamilton, co-chairman of the U.S. Energy Department’s Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future

WHERE:       Houston Hall, Hall of Flags, 3417 Spruce St., Philadelphia

WHEN:             2- 3 p.m. Friday, March 25  

In a Divided Egypt, the Military and Islamists Play for Political Advantage

March 18, 2011

Graduate student Eric Trager of the School of Arts and Sciences reports on the political division in Egypt.

Article Source: Atlantic

Redesigning Today’s Graduate Classroom

March 20, 2011

Peter Struck of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for helping direct the National Forum on the Future of Liberal Education.

Penn to Work on Increasing Faculty Diversity

March 21, 2011

Vice Provost of Faculty Lynn Hollen Lees of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses Penn’s efforts to make the faculty reflect the increasing diversity of the undergraduate population.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Which Traits Predict Success? (The Importance of Grit)

March 14, 2011

Angela Duckworth of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for her research on grittier competitors amongst children.

Article Source: Wired.com

Suburban Sprawl: Census Shows Segregation Is Spreading in the Philadelphia Region

March 16, 2011

Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the “resegregation” of local communities.

Article Source: Philadelphia Weekly
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460March 15, 2011
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460March 15, 2011

Penn Alumnus Maury Povich Makes $1 Million Gift to Kelly Writers House

PHILADELPHIA –- Television talk-show host and University of Pennsylvania alumnus Maury Povich is making a $1 million gift to Penn’s Kelly Writers House to establish the Povich Fund for Journalism Programs.

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REPORTERS: Penn Experts on Japan, the Earthquake and the Tsunami, Including Video

  •  Dr. Benjamin P. Horton on the science of tsunamis
  •   Dr. Stephen Phipps on the science of earthquakes
  • Dr. Barbie Zelizer on journalism’s coverage of crisis and our fascination with images of death
  • Dr. Linda Chance on Japanese civilization
  • Dr. Erwann Michel-Kerjan on risk management

Expert:

               Dr. Benjamin P. Horton