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Penn Grad Student Makes Thriller Debut

September 9, 2014

Graduate student Matt Cook of the School of Arts & Sciences is featured for having his first thriller novel published.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

The Dead Poets Society Gets a Revival Online

September 8, 2014

Kelly Writers House’s Al Filreis is featured for teaching Modern and Contemporary Poetry, a MOOC.

Article Source: Aljazeera America
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 5, 2014

New Clearman Cottage Writer’s Residency Established for Penn Undergraduate

A new University of Pennsylvania writers residency program will offer an undergraduate from Penn’s writing community the time and space to hone his or her craft in the Pacific Northwest for a week during spring break.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 4, 2014

Penn’s Wharton School Houses Sizeable Art Collection

The University of Pennsylvania is home to art galleries and museums, and there’s a plethora of art on display in campus buildings, but did you know that Wharton, Penn’s world-class business school, has a notable art collection, too?

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460
Media Contact:Gina Bryan | bryangm@upenn.edu | 215-898-8721September 3, 2014

Penn Lightbulb Café Presents ‘Freedom to Innovate: The Global Spread of Fair Use’

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Over the past decade and a half, South Korea, Israel and Singapore have all adopted U.S.-style fair use. Today, a dozen additional countries are considering new fair use laws. Professor Decherney will discuss the potential impact of global fair use on technology, creativity and online debate.

WHO:             Peter Decherney

                      Professor of English and Cinema Studies

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151September 3, 2014

Learning Lessons by Integrating Sustainability in the Classroom at Penn

As an environmental studies major at the University of Pennsylvania, Kinsey Miller already knew about many sustainability issues. 

But, after spending the summer as a researcher in the Penn Green Campus Partnership’s Integrating Sustainability Across the Curriculum program, her interests have expanded further.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422September 4, 2014

New Penn Integrates Knowledge Website Highlights Program’s Broad Impact

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Since 2005 the University of Pennsylvania‘s Penn Integrates Knowledge program has brought to campus exceptional faculty members whose research and teaching exemplify the integration of knowledge across disciplines.

Since 2005 the University of Pennsylvania‘s Penn Integrates Knowledge program has brought to campus exceptional faculty members whose research and teaching exemplify the integration of knowledge across disciplines. 

ISIS’ Antiquities Sideline

September 2, 2014

Brian Daniels of the Penn Museum co-writes an op-ed on the state of archaeological sites under the control of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 2, 2014

Penn Blends Art and Science With Network Visualization Program

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Science and art are often perceived to be at odds with each other, two fundamentally different ways of understanding the world. But University of Pennsylvania researcher Danielle Bassett believes science and art can inform each other in very tangible ways.

By Madeleine Stone  @themadstone

Science and art are often perceived to be at odds with each other, two fundamentally different ways of understanding the world. But University of Pennsylvania researcher Danielle Bassett believes science and art can inform each other in very tangible ways.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422August 29, 2014

Junior Jesse Yoder Is Helping to Map a Sustainable Course at Penn

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For junior Jesse Yoder of Fort Wayne, Ind., an internship as a research assistant gave him a taste of academic life while integrating sustainability in the curriculum.

This summer, University of Pennsylvania junior Jesse Yoder remained on campus, not to take classes but to help prepare classes.