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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460August 14, 2013

Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop Selected as Penn Reading Project Text

Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop by literary scholar Adam Bradley is the selected text for the 2013-14 Penn Reading Project at the University of Pennsylvania and kicks off Penn’s Year of Sound.   

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460August 14, 2013

Art in the City Academy at Penn Gives Students Lessons on Art and Life

It was a big day for 10 high school students gathered in Fisher-Bennett Hall at the University of Pennsylvania. The 15-, 16- and 17-year-olds enrolled in Penn’s Art in the City Academy were preparing to give their final presentations.

New Study Sheds Light on Free Online Courses

July 31, 2013

Peter Struck of the School of Arts and Sciences is pictured during a live recording of his online mythology class.

Article Source: The Wall Street Journal

A Summer Internship at a Place Where Most People Stay for Good

July 29, 2013

Students Kevin Wohlgemuth, Irene Matteini and Johanna Sztokman of the School of Design are featured for working to restore a New York cemetery.

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Media Contact:Pam Kosty | pkosty@upenn.edu | 215-898-4045July 29, 2013

Year of Sound: Hollywood in the Amazon at Penn Museum

The world's first sound-synced expeditionary film, shot during a 1931 Penn Museum expedition to a remote Amazonian jungle, forms the centerpiece of Hollywood in the Amazon, a special exhibition developed as part of the University of Pennsylvania's 2013-14 Year of Sound.

Black History Meets Black Music: ‘Blues People’ at 50

July 26, 2013

Guthrie Ramsey of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses black writers who focus on writing about African-American music.

Article Source: NPR
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Media Contact:Pam Kosty | pkosty@upenn.edu | 215-898-4045July 26, 2013

British Museum and Penn Museum Collaborate on Web Resource

The British Museum and the Penn Museum are embarking on a dynamic digital collaboration, made possible with $1.28 million in lead support from the Leon Levy Foundation that will provide unprecedented access to the archaeology of the ancient kingdom of Ur.

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Media Contact:Sara Stewart | arg@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-898-3617July 12, 2013

Penn's Arthur Ross Gallery Presents Auguste Rodin: The Human Experience

PHILADELPHIA —  Auguste Rodin:  The Human Experience, Selections from the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Collections opens on Saturday, August 17 at the Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460July 12, 2013

Penn History Prof Michael Katz Elected to American Philosophical Society

Michael Katz has been elected to the American Philosophical Society.  He is the Walter H. Annenberg professor of history and a research associate at the Population Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460July 26, 2013

Penn Lightbulb Café Explores World Music

WHO:             Carol Muller

                      Professor of Music