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Penn Researcher Unearths Centuries-old ‘Rocket Cat’ Warfare Plot

February 26, 2014

Mitch Fraas of the University Libraries is featured for researching “rocket cats.”

Article Source: Philly.com

Beatles Memorabilia Takes Over Penn Libraries

February 26, 2014

A special exhibit dedicated to Beatles memorabilia is hosted by the Penn Libraries.

Article Source: Philly.com

Penn Museum Offers Iraqi Cultural Day in Conjunction with One Book, One Philadelphia Project

The rich sights, flavors, arts, and traditions of Iraq, ancient and modern, converge Saturday, March 8, 1:00 – 4:00 pm, when the Penn Museum presents Iraqi Cultural Day!

Lauren Henderson's "Delicate Illusion: Summertime" at Penn's Burrison Gallery

Delicate Illusion: Summertime, paintings by Lauren Henderson will be on display from February 22 to April 4, 2014.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422 February 19, 2014

Penn IUR Hosts Program on City Soundscapes: Music, Words & Identities in Urban America

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In City Soundscapes: Music, Words & Identities in Urban America, a Penn Institute for Urban Research Seminar highlighting the 10-year anniversary of Penn IUR, Nick Spitzer, producer of NPR’s “American Routes” and a Penn alumnus, will discuss the intersection of cities, music and civic life.
WHAT:In City Soundscapes: Music, Words & Identities in Urban America, a Penn Institute for Urban Research Seminar highlighting the 10-year anniversary of Penn IUR, Nick Spitzer, producer of NPR’s “
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 19, 2014

Penn Prof Explores Black Genius Through the Lens of Jazz Great Bud Powell’s Life

In 1994 when Guthrie Ramsey completed his dissertation on legendary jazz pianist Bud Powell, he didn’t turn the thesis into a book manuscript right away.

Translating Philly-ese

February 19, 2014

William Labov and Josef Fruehwald of the School of Arts and Sciences are cited for their linguistic study of the Philadelphia dialect.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422 February 19, 2014

Penn IUR Hosts Dialogue: Building Scholarship Critical to Building a Sustainable Urban Future

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A discussion hosted by the Penn Institute for Urban Research and HUD-sponsored dialogue in advance of the U.S. delegation to the World Urban Forum 7, will cover the role research plays in understanding the present challenges of urban development.
 
WHAT: “Research to Practice: Building Scholarship Critical to Building a Sustainable Urban Future,” a discussion hosted by the Penn Institute for Urban Research and HUD-sponsored dialogue in advance of the U.S.
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 18, 2014

Penn Lightbulb Café Presents Tukufu Zuberi on ‘The Other African-Americans’

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Dr. Zuberi will discuss the history of African-descent populations in Latin America and why the political center of Africans and the African Diaspora is shifting to Brazil, Colombia and other nations in Latin America.

WHO:            Tukufu Zuberi

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151February 18, 2014

John Legend to Speak at Penn’s 258th Commencement

John Legend, a nine-time Grammy Award-winning soul artist, philanthropist and Penn alumnus will deliver the address at the University of Pennsylvania’s Commencement on Monday, May 19, Leslie Laird Kruhly, Vice President and University Secretary announced.