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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151March 25, 2014

Disabilities Symposium at Penn: April 11


 
WHAT:          The 13th Annual Disabilities Symposium, hosted by the Weingarten Learning Resources Center, University of Pennsylvania, will welcome guest speakers Angela Duckworth and Adam Taliaferro.
 

Many Adults Falling Short of Degrees

March 17, 2014

Liberal and Professional Studies student Cory Boatwright, vice dean for professional and liberal education Nora Lewis and Dennis DeTurck, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, are quoted about adults pursuing college degrees.

Article Source: New York Times

Sacred Spaces: The Photography of Ahmet Ertug at the Penn Museum

The splendor of Byzantine Christian art—preserved through the ages in early Christian churches in both Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, and the Cappadocia region of Turkey—is the focus of an expanded, large-scale photography exhibition opening April 12, 2014 at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia.

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