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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.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 19, 2013

Rodrigo García to Teach at Penn April 22-23 as Kelly Writers House Fellow

Television and film director-writer Rodrigo García will teach and give public readings at the University of Pennsylvania as part of the Kelly Writers House

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 17, 2013

‘Bismarck: A Life’ Focus of ‘Thinking With the Past’ Talk by Jonathan Steinberg

The University of Pennsylvania History Department “Thinking with the Past” lectures conclude this semester with Jonathan Steinberg’s talk on Otto von Bismarck.

Audio: Penn Students Who Became Monks for a Month Speak About the Experience

April 16, 2013

Justin McDaniel of the School of Arts and Sciences talks about his experience teaching a course where students adopted monk-like behavior for a month.

Article Source: Newsworks
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Media Contact:JIll Katz | katzj@ica.upenn.edu | 215-573-9975April 10, 2013

ICA’s 50th Anniversary Benefit Honors Leonard Lauder

The Institute of Contemporary Art’s annual Benefit, to be held this evening, April 10, honors Leonard A. Lauder, Chairman Emeritus of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. and the senior member of its Board of Directors. A prominent collection of museum directors and art patrons will attend the event which also celebrates ICA’s 50th year.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151April 4, 2013

Penn Asian American Studies Program Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary

Spurred by the efforts of student activists, the University of Pennsylvania’s Asian American Studies Program was formed in the 1996-97 academic year.