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Seminary Ponders Selling Its Eakins Portraits

March 17, 2014

Michael Leja of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the possible sale of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary’s Eakins portraits.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Video: How the Communal Experience of Music Has Changed

March 14, 2014

Guthrie Ramsey of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses how today’s music is made, shared and studied.

Article Source: “The Root”
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460March 13, 2014

27th Annual Women of Color at Penn Awards Luncheon to be Held March 21

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Women of Color at Penn, WOCAP, will honor three current and one former member of the University community and a Philadelphia community member at the 2014 Women of Color at Penn Awards Luncheon.

WHO:             Women of Color at Penn

                      University of Pennsylvania

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460March 13, 2014

Penn Study Examines How Social Ties Influence Awards Given by Peers or Critics

When it comes to winning Oscars and other awards to gain recognition and success in Hollywood, who you know matters just as much as who is judging, according to a new University of Pennsylvania collaborative study.

Video: Guest Curators Talk 2014 Whitney Biennial

March 10, 2014

Anthony Elms of the Institute of Contemporary Art speaks about the 2014 Whitney Biennial.

Article Source: Blouin ArtInfo
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460March 7, 2014

Book by Penn Sociologist Jerry A. Jacobs Explores Higher Ed Interdisciplinarity

University of Pennsylvania sociology professor Jerry A. Jacobs offers a different perspective on disciplines in higher education in his new book entitled In Defense of Disciplines: Interdisciplinarity and Specialization in the Research University.

Video: Rocket Strapped to Cat in Early Warfare Manual

March 5, 2014

Mitch Fraas of University Libraries is featured for researching long-ago plans to use cats as carriers of firebombs during warfare.

Article Source: Associated Press

Silent Legacies to Artistic Vision

March 2, 2014

Beatrice Fenton’s “Pan with Sundial” sculpture is mentioned for being located near the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151February 27, 2014

Penn’s Morris Arboretum Is a Year-round Oasis

It may be that many people don’t think of the Morris Arboretum when it is cold and snowy outside, but the University of Pennsylvania site offers unique scenic views and seasonal activities aplenty even in the winter.
 

Penn Show Amplifies Native American Voices

February 27, 2014

Lucy Fowler Williams of the Penn Museum discusses the Museum’s new exhibition, “Native American Voices: The People – Here and Now.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer