The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded Grant Frame, University of Pennsylvania associate professor of Near Eastern languages and civilizations, a two-year $250,000 grant for his Royal Inscriptions of the Neo-Assyrian Period Project. The award brings to nearly $950,000 the total NEH grants Frame has received for the RINAP Project since 2008.
Arts & Humanities
When members of the spoken word troupe The Excelano Project perform, their fans in the University of Pennsylvania community are spellbound by what they have to say.
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WHO: Jamal Elias
Professor, Department of Religious Studies
As he was preparing to graduate from high school last year, Jacob Gardenswartz, a University of Pennsylvania freshman from San Diego, started laying the groundwork to expand a local anti-bullying theater project he helped develop into a national program.
The Final round and announcement of the winner of the 4th Annual National Invitational Public Policy Challenge, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Fels Institute of Government, will be held March 22 at the National Constitution Center.
Student Talon Bazille Ducheneaux is featured for organizing an event at the Penn Museum titled “Modern Native Voices: The Medium of Hip Hop New Music with a Distinctly Native Beat.” Lucy Fowler Williams is also cited as a curator for the exhibit “Native American Voices: The People – Here and Now.”
Kevin Platt of the School of Arts & Sciences is mentioned for moderating an event featuring Russian punk-political activist duo Pussy Riot. William Burke-White of the Law School is also mentioned as the director of the Perry World House that is set to officially open in January.
Clark Erickson of the Museum is quoted about curating the reviewed exhibit “Beneath the Surface: Life, Death and Gold in Ancient Panama.”
WHO: Masha Alekhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova, Russian conceptual artists and founding members of the art collective Pussy Riot
WHAT: “A Conversation With Pussy Riot”