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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422 June 23, 2014

Penn Receives More than $1 Million in Pew Grants in Support of Arts and Culture Initiatives

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The University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Contemporary Art, WXPN, Morris Arboretum and Penn Institute of Urban Research have each received 2014 Project Grants from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. The PCAH Project Grants to Penn total more than $1 million.

The University of Pennsylvania’s Institute of Contemporary Art

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194June 17, 2014

David Hewitt of Biology and Design to Discuss Urban Ecosystems at Penn Science Café

On June 24, David Hewitt, a biologist and lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, will give a Penn Science Cafe talk titled, “Cities aren’t like ecosystems, they are ecosystems.”

Who

David Hewitt

Lecturer in the schools of Arts & Sciences and Design

University of Pennsylvania

What

Penn Science Café series lecture and discussion, “Cities aren’t like ecosystems, they are ecosystems”

When

Tuesday, June 24, 6-7 p.m. 

Where

World Cafe Live Upstairs, 3025 Walnut St.

Details

During the past two years, David Hewitt has taught ecology to students of City & Regional Planning. This talk will be a "lessons learned" from that experience: about how and why one should understand cities as ecosystems — not as a metaphor, not as stretch of the imagination, but simply and clearly as ecosystems governed by ecological principles, just as other kinds of ecosystems are. 

The talk is part of the Penn Science Café free public-lecture series presented by the School of Arts & Sciences and the Office of University Communications that takes science out of the lab for a night on the town. Hewitt’s presentation will be followed by an audience Q&A.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Seating is limited.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194June 16, 2014

Penn’s Margaret Bruchac Uses Unique Approach to Identify Native American Objects

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Anthropology professor Margaret Bruchac's approach to research, which she refers to as “restorative methodologies,” involves tapping into multiple data streams, including oral tradition, university archives, anthropological publications, physical evidence, craft technologies and social memory.

Early American history is marked by multiple displacements of Native American peoples due to multiple removals from their original Indigenous territories. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, anthropologists participated in other forms of removal by collecting Indigenous narratives and objects for museums.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460
Media Contact:Gina Bryan | bryangm@upenn.edu | 215-898-8721June 12, 2014

Penn Lightbulb Café: Emily Owens on ‘Immigration Policy, Informality and Criminal Behavior’

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Penn criminology professor Emily Owens will discuss the impact of immigration policy on underground markets and criminal behavior at the Penn Lightbulb Cafe on June 17, 2014.

WHO:            Emily Owens

                     Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology

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Media Contact:Sara Stewart | sabrady@upenn.edu | 215-898-3617June 11, 2014

'Shared Vision' Opens at Penn's Arthur Ross Gallery

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"Shared Vision: The Myron and Anne Jaffe Portenar Collection" features 63 works and opens to the public at the Arthur Ross Gallery on Saturday, July 19, 2014.

The Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania presents Shared Vision: The Myron A. and Anne Jaffe Portenar Collection. It opens to the public on Saturday, July 19, 2014.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658June 11, 2014

Marilyn Jordan Taylor’s Term as Dean of Penn’s School of Design Is Extended

Marilyn Jordan Taylor, dean of the School of Design and Paley Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, has agreed to an extension of her appointment as dean until June 30, 2016.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151June 3, 2014

2012 Portfolio by Penn’s Terry Adkins Reconsidered Through Exhibition

Following the death in February of the University of Pennsylvania’s Terry Adkins, a fine arts professor in the School of Design, Matt Neff, found a way to pay tribute his former colleague in a special way.
 

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151
Media Contact:Mindy Weinberg | wmin@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-746-1342June 3, 2014

Penn Libraries to Host Digital Humanities Conference


WHO:      University of Pennsylvania Libraries and PhillyDH

WHAT:    PhillyDH@Penn, a digital humanities, participant-led conference

WHEN:    Friday, June 20, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

WHERE:  Van Pelt Library

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460June 2, 2014

Practicing What She Teaches, Penn Alum Is Award-winning Film Editor

When the winners of the 2013 Peabody Awards for excellence in broadcasting were announced late last month, Nancy Novack, a University of Pennsylvania alum and a lecturer of fine arts in the School of Design, had cause to celebrate.

A film series she edited, the PBS TV documentary “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates Jr.” won a Peabody.

Big Data Serves Up Linguistics Insights

May 29, 2014

Mark Liberman of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses linguistics research, and his “breakfast experiment” is explained.

Article Source: Times Higher Education