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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | | 215-898-1422December 16, 2014

Penn Senior, a Future Doctor, Looks to Medicine’s Past for Insights

Through the lens of architecture, senior Ellen Kim, of Lexington, Mass., a Benjamin Franklin Scholar, is exploring the history of 19th century medicine in the United States.

By Christina Cook

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Media Contact:Gina Bryan | | 215-898-8721 November 20, 2014

Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw to Discuss American Art at Penn Lightbulb Café

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Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw
Associate Professor and Undergraduate Chair
History of Art Department
School of Arts & Sciences
University of Pennsylvania


Penn Lightbulb Café series lecture and discussion, ‘“What is American Art?’


Tuesday, Dec. 2, 6-7 p.m.  


World Cafe Live Upstairs, 3025 Walnut St., Philadelphia


Professor DuBois Shaw's talk will examine contemporary art and the historical, curatorial and critical strategies and tactics for using such markers as race, gender, sexuality and regional identity to interpret art today.

The talk is part of the Penn Lightbulb Café, a free public-lecture series presented by the School of Arts & Sciences and the Office of University Communications that takes arts, humanities and social-sciences scholarship out of the classroom for a night on the town. Each hour-long talk begins at 6 p.m. and is followed by an audience Q&A. Café events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Menu items will be available for purchase.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604November 1, 2014

Penn Physicists Charles Kane and Eugene Mele Win Benjamin Franklin Medal

Two University of Pennsylvania physicists have been selected as 2015 recipients of the Benjamin Franklin Medal, one of the world's oldest science and technology awards. The laureates will be honored April 23 at an award ceremony at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.

The Next Mexican Revolution?

November 20, 2014

Graduate student Adam Goodman of the School of Arts and Sciences is the author of an article on the political situation in Mexico.

Article Source: Al Jazeera America

Address Economic Flaws in Obamacare

November 15, 2014

Ross Koppel of the School of Arts and Sciences is the co-author of an op-ed on needed changes to the Affordable Care Act.

Article Source: Boston Globe
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | | 215-573-8151November 19, 2014

Brainy and Buff on Display at Mr. and Ms. Penn Competition

University of Pennsylvania students can be both brainy and brawny, as the Mr. and Ms. Penn bodybuilding competition demonstrates.

On Nov. 3, Zellerbach Theater was packed with family and friends as 29 contestants vied for the titles.

Grit Trumps Talent and IQ: A Story Every Parent (and Educator) Should Read

October 15, 2014

Angela Duckworth of the School of Arts & Sciences is highlighted for her approach to teaching students grit.

Article Source: National Geographic

BLP Conversations: Jonathan D. Moreno & John Pankow

November 19, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences and actor John Pankow discuss<

Article Source: Bellevue Literary Press
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | | 215-898-4820November 19, 2014

Student’s Fresh Start at Penn Opens Up New Opportunities

Annie Bennett just transferred to Penn this semester. She's already pledged a sorority and is participating in various other campus organizations, including the Field Hockey Club.

Annie Bennett was half way to graduation at a small liberal arts college when she made the decision to transfer to the University of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604November 19, 2014

Penn-developed Method for Selecting Mental Health Treatments Receives $160,000 Award

MQ: Transforming Mental Health, a new United Kingdom-based charitable organization that supports mental health research, announced Wednesday the first major investment of its new flagship research program, PsyIMPACT. A team of University of Pennsylvania researchers is amon