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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422January 16, 2015

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships Open Doors for Penn Students

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Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, the FLAS program offers undergraduate and graduate-level academic year and summer fellowships to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled full time and who want to study a modern African, Middle Eastern or South Asian language as part of their academic life.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, the FLAS program offers undergraduate and graduate-level academic year and summer fellowships to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled full time and who want to study a modern African, Middle Eastern or South Asian language as part of their academic life.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 15, 2015

December Penn Grad Forges U.S./Middle East Dialogue Via Dorm Room Diplomacy

A deal he struck with his parents has enabled recent University of Pennsylvania grad Zachary Levine to pursue his passion for conducting international relations on the Internet. Levine has spent the last three years as president of Dorm Room Diplomacy, a nonprofit that uses online videoconferences to foster mutual understanding between students in the West and Middle East.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 14, 2015

Rosario Dawson Headlines MLK Lecture in Social Justice at Penn Jan. 20

On Jan. 20, the Center for Africana Studies presents the 14th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture in Social Justice.

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Media Contact:Sara Stewart | sabrady@upenn.edu | 215-898-2083January 13, 2015

Acclaimed Photographer Paul Strand at Penn's Arthur Ross Gallery

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From Jan. 31-March 29, Penn's Arthur Ross Gallery will host Paul Strand: The Mexican Portfolio. The Gallery is free and open to the public.

The Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania presents Paul Strand: The Mexican Portfolio, a traveling exhibition organized by the Syracuse University Art Galleries. It opens to the public on January 31, 2015.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 13, 2015

Penn Presents Symposium on Social Change Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

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Now in its 20th year, Penn remembers MLK with the annual Day of Service activities on Jan. 19 and a series of 20 community events that run through Jan. 30. All events are free and open to the public.

The University of Pennsylvania will remember Martin Luther King Jr. with its 20th Annual Commemorative Symposium on Social Change, a series of nearly 20 community events, Jan. 19-30.

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Media Contact:Leo Charney | lcharney@upenn.edu | January 13, 2015

Eight Professors Appointed Penn Fellows

Eight faculty members at the University of Pennsylvania have been named Penn Fellows. The announcement was made today by Penn Provost Vincent Price and Anita Allen, vice provost for faculty.

New Art Museum Exhibit, ‘Represent,’ Showcases Black Artists From Its Collection

January 9, 2015

Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw of the School of Arts & Sciences is highlighted for curating an art exhibit titled “Represent

Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 8, 2015

Penn Announces 2015 Kelly Writers House Fellows

The University of Pennsylvania will host three celebrated writers as Kelly Writers House Fellows during the 2015 spring semester: poet Anne Waldman, editor and author Dorothy Allison and playwright and novelist Jessica Hagedorn.

Video: Penn A Cappella Group Perform for President, First Lady and Emmy Rossum at the White House

December 23, 2014

The Penn Shabbatones are highlighted for performing at the White House.


Article Source: Philadelphia Magazine
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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422December 19, 2014

Two Penn Singing Groups Perform at the White House

Two singing groups from the University of Pennsylvania earned coveted slots to sing at the White House for the president and first lady this month. The Penn Glee Club performed on Dec. 10 and the Shabbatones on Dec. 17.