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Technology Helps Unlock Secrets of Mummies

May 26, 2015

Janet Monge of the Museum says, “Ancient mummies are an especially rich source of information about past human biologic

Article Source: CBS News

Video: ISIS Sells Relics on Black Market to Fund Attacks

May 21, 2015

Katharyn Hanson of the Museum’s Penn Cultural Heritage Center talks about ISIS’ threat to the ancient city of Palmyra a

Article Source: CNN
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151May 19, 2015

Penn Students Share Stories Through Rap Music

For members of the Korean rap group Klass, expressing themselves through their music is empowering them to learn new skills and inspiring them to pursue their passions.

When the group’s founder James An, was 10, his family moved from Gwangmyeong-Si, South Korea, to Vancouver, British Columbia, and as he was adapting to life in Canada he would emulate rap performers such as Eminem.

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Media Contact:Megan Schmidgal | megands@design.upenn.edu | 215-898-2539May 15, 2015

Penn School of Design’s Christopher Marcinkoski Wins Rome Prize Winner

Christopher Marcinkoski, an Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design has been awarded a Rome Prize fellowship.

Marcinkoski is among 29 winners of the 2015-16 Rome Prize Fellowship.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151May 14, 2015

Penn Students Help Fight Local Hunger

Thanks to a creative collaboration, students at the University of Pennsylvania presented a check for $7,291.25 to the local hunger relief organization Philabundance, on May 1.

Pitch Perfect 2: All the Details Behind Penn’s A Cappella Group Cameo

May 13, 2015

Penn Masala is highlighted for appearing in upcoming movie, Pitch Perfect 2.

Article Source: People.com

Irish Woman Murdered at Duffy’s Cut in 1832 Begins Journal Home

May 10, 2015

Janet Monge of the Museum comments on a person recovered from Duffy’s Cut by a physical anthropologist.

Article Source: NBC News (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460May 7, 2015

Penn Students Receive State Department Critical Language Scholarships

Seven University of Pennsylvania students have been awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships for study during the summer of 2015:

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May 7, 2015

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Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460May 6, 2015

Two Penn Professors, Three Doctoral Students Awarded American Council of Learned Societies 2015 Fellowships

The American Council of Learned Societies has awarded 2015 ACLS Fellowships to two University of Pennsylvania faculty members and 2015 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships to three Penn doctoral students.

The ACLS Fellowship program provides funds to scholars in the humanities and social sciences to allow them to devote themselves full time to research and to write a major piece of scholarship.