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Swimming Against a Foul Tide

May 26, 2013

Mark Liberman of the School of Arts and Sciences says society has always had taboo words and speech said in anger.

Article Source: Philly.com

Unknown Pearl S. Buck Novel Turns Up in Texas

May 24, 2013

Peter Conn of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School of Education comments on the differences between Pearl S. Buck's earlier "provocative" writing, for which he says she doesn't get enough credit, and her later "less interesting" work.

Article Source: Philly.com

A Pearl Buck Novel, New After 4 Decades

May 21, 2013

Peter Conn of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School of Education discusses Pearl Buck and is cited for writing Pearl S. Buck: A Cultural Biography.

Article Source: New York Times

Audio: Historian Richard Beeman’s Behind the Scenes Look at the Continental Congress

May 20, 2013

Richard Beeman of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses his new book, Our Lives, Our Fortunes, & Our Sacred Honor: The Forging of American Independence.

Article Source: WHYY
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460May 7, 2013

Penn Named Partner Campus in AAAS Emerging Leaders in Science & Society Program

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has selected the University of Pennsylvania to be an Emerging Leaders in Science & Society, ELISS, founding partner campus.  Three other universities were also chosen, Stanford, University of Washington, and Purdue.

Social Media Pick Up on ‘Scandal’

April 25, 2013

Salamishah Tillet of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on “of-the-moment issues” addressed in the popular television sitcom “Scandal.”

Article Source: Philly.com

Our Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer

April 25, 2013

Robert Aronowitz of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for studying the history of breast cancer.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Deborah Lang | dlang@upenn.edu | 215-880-2372April 18, 2013

Mellon Foundation Awards $1.3 Million to the University of Pennsylvania for Humanities and Urbanism Studies

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a $1.3 million grant to the University of Pennsylvania for a five-year innovative, collaborative project entitled Fulfilling and Livable Cities: Design, Urban Life and the Humanities.

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Media Contact:Pam Kosty | pkosty@upenn.edu | 215-898-4045April 23, 2013

'Black Bodies in Propaganda' New Exhibition at the Penn Museum

A unique collection of posters, collected and curated by Penn professor and PBS History Detectives host Tukufu Zuberi, forms the basis of a provocative new exhibition at the Penn Museum: Black Bodies in Propaganda: The Art of the War Poster, opening at 1:00 pm on June 2, 2013, and running through March 2, 2014.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 22, 2013

Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery to Host Talk on Museums in the 21st Century

As a part of its 30th anniversary celebration, the Arthur Ross Gallery is presenting a talk by Ford W.