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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 4, 2013
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 4, 2013

Penn Lightbulb Café Explores Living Deliberately: Monks, Saints and the Contemplative Life

 

 

WHO:             Justin McDaniel

Changing Skyline: Money for Costly Roadwork Would Be Better Spent on Transit

March 30, 2013

Dean Marilyn Jordan Taylor of the School of Design shares her thoughts on the use of transportation funds.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 2, 2013

Penn Professor Explores History of Adoption in New Book

The question caused consternation.

Several decades ago when Peter Conn and his wife filled out paperwork to adopt a baby girl from Korea, one of the questions on a state government form was about the number and names of their “natural” children. 

Tales of Hoffman: Recounting Verse and Virtue of Late Poet Laureate

April 2, 2013

Gregory Djanikian of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the work of the late poet laureate Daniel Hoffman.

Article Source: Newsworks
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Media Contact:Susan Crane | cranesj@upenn.edu | (215) 247-5777 x121April 1, 2013

Penn's Morris Arboretum Celebrates Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival

This spring, the Morris Arboretum will once again host its annual Japanese Cherry Blossom Celebration, in partnership with the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia.

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Media Contact:Nancy Shawcross | shawcros@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-898-2065
Media Contact:Megan Schmidgal | megands@design.upenn.edu | 215-898-2539March 28, 2013

Penn Acquires the Archives of the Vermont Marble Company

The archives of the marble company that provided material for the Lincoln Memorial, the National Gallery of Art, the United Nations and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier has been acquired by the University of Pennsylvania Libraries and the University of Pennsylvania School of Design.

Buddhist Text’s True Author Identified as Thai Woman

March 27, 2013

Justin McDaniel of the School of Arts and Sciences says, “You have to understand that authorship in Thailand is never considered to be by just one person.”

Article Source: BBC
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460March 26, 2013

Penn Linguistics Researchers Document Philadelphia’s Shift to a Northern Accent

A new study by University of Pennsylvania linguists shows that the Philadelphia accent has changed in the last century. The traditional Southern inflections associated with Philadelphia native-born speakers are increasingly being displaced by Northern influences.

With Shovels and Science, a Grim Story Is Told

March 24, 2013

Janet Monge of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Penn Museum is quoted.

Article Source: New York Times