Guatemala

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151August 21, 2014

Penn Student Assists in Developing an Economic Growth Plan in Guatemala

In a very poor but picturesque region of Guatemala, Seth Amos spent the summer working to help a town to develop an economic growth strategy.  

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 12, 2012

Touch Judaic History at Penn’s Herbert D. Katz Center

At the University of Pennsylvania’s Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, you can touch some of the oldest tomes in the history of Judaism, and you don’t have to wear white gloves, de rigueur for patrons at some rare-book libraries.

Bioethics Panel Urges System to Compensate Those Hurt in Medical Experiments

December 15, 2011

President Amy Gutmann, who chairs the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, says, “Nothing on the order of what happened in Guatemala could happen today with federal funded research.”

Article Source: Washington Post

“Ethically Impossible”

September 14, 2011

President Amy Gutmann, chair of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, shares her views on a 1940s STD experiment in Guatemala.

Article Source: Huffington Post
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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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Media Contact:Pam Kosty | pkosty@sas.upenn.edu | 215-898-4045
Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604March 20, 2008

Penn Museum's 26th Annual Maya Weekend to Focus on "The Future of the Maya World"

PHILADELPHIA -– The preservation of ancient Maya sites, efforts to sustain modern Maya cultural traditions and the need to conserve vanishing tropical forests and coastal environments are all are on the agenda April 11-13 when the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology collaborates with the Nature Conservancy to present its 26th annual Maya Weekend. This year’s theme is “The Future of the Maya World.”

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-573-8151
Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-898-8658November 28, 2001