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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460March 20, 2009

University of Pennsylvania ArtsEdge Residency Project Accepting Applications for 2009-10 Academic Year

PHILADELPHIA –- Applications are now being accepted by the University of Pennsylvania ArtsEdge Residency Project, which boosts the career of an emerging visual artist and a rising writer by supporting their artistic collaboration in a shared live/work space near campus while strengthening their ties with Penn’s writing and artistic communities.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460March 17, 2009
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Kim Guenther | kim.guenther@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-200-2312March 13, 2009

University of Pennsylvania Researchers Find that the Unexpected Is a Key to Human Learning

PHILADELPHIA – The human brain’s sensitivity to unexpected outcomes plays a fundamental role in the ability to adapt and learn new behaviors, according to a new study by a team of psychologists and neuroscientists from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604March 11, 2009

Penn Professor Part of Committee Investigating Defense Challenges for Nonproliferation Beyond Former U.S.S.R.


PHILADELPHIA -- Harvey Rubin, director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis and Response, is among seven internationally recognized experts who have compiled a National Academy of Sciences report on the biological threats and nonproliferation challenges faced by the U.S. Department of Defense.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Pam Kosty | pkosty@sas.upenn.edu | 215-898-4045March 10, 2009

Penn Museum to Open "Painted Metaphors: Pottery and Politics of the Ancient Maya"


PHILADELPHIA –- A world-renowned collection of ancient Maya painted pottery, excavated by the University of Pennsylvania Museum nearly a century ago and reinterpreted in light of recent research, provides the centerpiece for “Painted Metaphors: Pottery and Politics of the Ancient Maya,” an exhibition opening at Penn Museum April 5 and running through December before beginning a multi-city national tour.

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