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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 18, 2013

Penn Professor Justin McDaniel Awarded Luce Grant

Justin McDaniel, associate professor and chair of the religious studies department at the University of Pennsylvania, has won a $410,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to help fund the Digital Library of Northern Thai Manuscripts project.

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

Knut Åsdam, Penn’s Mellon Artist in Residence Presents Multi-Part Art Project

“Edgelands,” a program with Knut Åsdam, Mellon Artist in Residence at Penn, features his recent works, a new film and two new site-specific installations. Åsdam will introduce a public artwork at McHarg Plaza just outside of Meyerson Hall on Penn’s campus, 210 South 34th Street at 4 p.m. on Oct. 18. The art will be on display through Nov. 1.

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

Writing and Living on the Edge at Penn

Short fiction writer and novelist A. Naomi Jackson is living a life many aspiring writers dream of.

Top 10 Books for Black History Month

October 16, 2013

Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North, a book authored by Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts and Sciences, is highlighted.

Article Source: The Guardian

Hollywood Finally Catches Up With History

October 15, 2013

Salamishah Tillet of the School of Arts and Sciences reviews director Steve McQueen's new movie based on a slave narrative titled 12 Years a Slave.

Article Source: The Root

Thanx, Sphinx, for the Hundred Years

October 16, 2013

Alessandro Pezzati, and Josef and Jennifer Wegner of the Penn Museum are featured for their work with the sphinx housed in the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Audio: History Detective Tukufu Zuberi on African Independence

October 7, 2013

Tukufu Zuberi of the School of Arts and Sciences is interviewed about his new documentary, African Independence.

Penn’s Dashing ‘History Detective’ Has Hat, Will Travel

October 6, 2013

Tukufu Zuberi of the School of Arts and Sciences is interviewed.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 7, 2013

African Independence Film Screening to Open Penn Africana Studies Conference

The University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Africana Studies and Center for Africana Studies are co-sponsoring an Oct. 17-18 conference on the future of Africana studies to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the department.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6466October 3, 2013

Penn Humanities Forum Presents “Biennale” Comic Opera at Barnes Foundation

If you pair Shakespearean poetry and Italian Renaissance painting with 21st century video games and an international art fair, you get “Biennale: A Comic Opera,” a new multimedia production co-sponsored by the Penn Humanities Forum.