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Mary Frances Berry Honored by the Organization of American Historians

May 13, 2014

Mary Frances Berry of the School of Arts and Sciences is highlighted for receiving the 2014 Roy Rosenzweig Distinguished Service Award from the Organization of American Historians.

Barbara Walters Retiring After More Than 50 Years of Smashing Glass Ceilings

May 9, 2014

Barbie Zelizer of the Annenberg School for Communication shares her thoughts on the career of Barbara Walters.

Article Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460May 12, 2014

More Parents Want to Work Outside the Home. Here’s How the U.S. Can Help Them.

May 9, 2014

Jerry Jacobs of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for collaborative research about mothers in the workforce.

Article Source: Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460May 8, 2014

Seven Penn Students Receive 2014 State Department Critical Language Scholarships

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Seven University of Pennsylvania students have been awarded United States Department of State Critical Language Scholarships for study this summer.

Seven University of Pennsylvania students have been awarded United States Department of State Critical Language Scholarships for study this summer.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460May 8, 2014

Penn Ph.D. Student Jeannie Kenmotsu Awarded Rare Book School Mellon Fellowship

Jeannie Kenmotsu, a doctoral candidate in the History of Art Department at the University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded a Rare Book School Mellon Fellowship in Critical Bibliography. She is among 20 early-career academics receiving fellowships to attend RBS at the University of Virginia.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151May 8, 2014
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151May 6, 2014

Helping Families Living With Cancer Has Personal Meaning for Penn Student Guy Viner

When Guy Viner learned in 2011 that the University of Pennsylvania was starting a chapter of Camp Kesem, he quickly joined the group. Camp Kesem, with 54 chapters in 27 states, provides a free one-week overnight summer camp for children affected by a parent’s cancer.

New Book Explores Culinary Culture From Around the World

May 1, 2014

The Penn Museum’s new book, Culinary Expeditions: A Celebration of Food and Culture, is featured.

Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 2, 2014

Students at Penn Take the Sound of Music to Lea Elementary

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As a part of Molly McGlone's "Music in Urban Spaces" course, three times a week, Penn Arts & Sciences students travel to the Henry C. Lea Elementary School in West Philadelphia to serve as in-classroom music mentors.

The University of Pennsylvania’s connection to the Henry C. Lea Elementary School is bringing music to the students’ ears there, morning, noon and night.