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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460December 8, 2010

Penn Astronomer Opens New Window on the Universe’s Past

             PHILADELPHIA –- A new instrument designed, built and operated by a collaboration including University of Pennsylvania astronomer James Aguirre and scientists at the California Institute of Technology, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the University of Colorado and Japan's Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, is helping to open new views on a vital epoch of star formation in the early universe, using a convenient natural phenomenon called gravitatio

Veteran Broadcaster Diego Castellanos Is Tuned In to Latino Community

December 6, 2010

Johnny Irizarry of La Casa Latina comments on a broadcaster’s involvement with the Latino community.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

The Capital Reworks Its Jobs Data

December 6, 2010

Greg Kaplan of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for co-authoring a study on interstate migration through the recession.

Article Source: Newsweek

The Root Review: ‘Night Catches Us’

December 3, 2010

Salamishah Tillet of the School of Arts and Sciences shares her view on a new movie.

Article Source: The Root

Troops Headed to Iraq Get Lesson in Ancient Artifacts

November 26, 2010

C. Brian Rose of Penn Museum gives U.S. troops a lesson on ancient artifacts and cultural sensitivity.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Master’s in English: Will Mow Lawns

November 28, 2010

Peter Conn of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the lackluster placement data for graduate-school programs.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460November 22, 2010

Horse-Dragon and Colossal Iguana: Penn Grad Student, Others Identify New Beaked Herbivorous Dinosaurs

            PHILADELPHIA – Paleontologists from the University of Pennsylvania and the Utah Geological Survey have described two skeletons representing two new species of beaked herbivorous dinosaurs, known as iguanodonts, from Utah.  The new dinosaurs were preserved in rocks dating to the Early Cretaceous Epoch, ~145.5 – 99.6 million years ago.  The new specimens help illuminate the natural history of North American iguanodonts.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460November 22, 2010

Two From Penn Win Marshall Scholarships

PHILADELPHIA – Two University of Pennsylvania seniors, Kristin Hall and GJ Melendez-Torres, have won Marshall Scholarships.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 22, 2010

Penn School of Social Policy & Practice Explores Venezuelan Slums With “Barrios, Vol. 1” Photo Exhibit

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice’s Master of Science in Social Policy program will host a photographic exhibit, “Barrios, Vol. 1,”’ and a panel discussion on Thursday, Dec. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. at La Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St.

Carlos Beltrán, a journalist, documented the everyday lives of children and families in the poorest neighborhoods in Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, for six months. 

PhillyDeals: Conservatives Criticize Fed's Bid to Fight Unemployment

November 18, 2010

David Thornburgh of the Fels Institute of Government in the School of Arts and Sciences comments on a study conducted on the Philadelphia Free Library system.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer