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California’s Forgotten Civil War

July 7, 2014

Doctoral candidate Kevin Waite of the School of Arts & Sciences blogs about the Civil War and the efforts to extend slavery to California.

Article Source: Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422July 9, 2014

Penn’s Open Learning Opens Doors on Campus and Around the World

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Through its Open Learning initiative, the University of Pennsylvania is dramatically transforming the who, what, when and where of learning, making the resources of higher education accessible to millions more people than ever before.

By Christina Cook

Through its Open Learning initiative, the University of Pennsylvania is dramatically transforming the who, what, when and where of learning, making the resources of higher education accessible to millions more people than ever before.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 1, 2014

Honoring Artists and a History Lesson at Penn’s Institute of Contemporary Art

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As one of the 18 commissioned works on display during the Institute of Contemporary Art's 50th anniversary, "Woe Be Gone" honors the late Margaret Kilgallen, an artist who mixed traditional folk art, carnival-like fonts, murals, hobo graffiti and urban scenes from San Francisco.

It’s not graffiti, and it’s not a traditional memorial mural.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jeanneleong1@gmail.com | 215-573-8151June 30, 2014

Goal of Breaking Down Barriers Leads Nancy Minyanou to Penn Abroad

Nancy Minyanou’s interest in Argentina was sparked in high school, and now this summer the rising junior at the University of Pennsylvania is fulfilling a vision for breaking down barriers and expanding her knowledge about the country in the Penn Summer Abroad program in Buenos Aires.
 

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460June 26, 2014

PennSound Transforms How Poetry Is Taught the World Over

PennSound, a University of Pennsylvania-based online audio poetry website, is revolutionizing the way that educators teach poetry.

Items from Ancient Sumerian City Found in Cupboard

June 25, 2014

Items from a tomb excavation in Iraq that was jointly sponsored by the Penn Museum and the British Museum during the 1920s and 1930s are featured.

Article Source: Associated Press

The 12 Most Unique College Courses in America

June 23, 2014

Al Filreis of Kelly Writers House is noted for teaching an unconventional English course.

Article Source: Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460June 24, 2014

Valerie De Cruz: Championing Interculturalism at Penn

As director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Greenfield Intercultural Center for 17 years, Valerie De Cruz has had a guiding hand in the creation of cultural resource centers that many Penn student see as homes away from home: MakuuLa Casa Latina and the Pan-Asian American Community House.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151June 23, 2014

Penn Student Learns About Intercultural Communications Through Study Abroad

For Ingred Prince, a rising junior at the University of Pennsylvania, some of her most enriching experiences have occurred through opportunities to study and explore abroad.

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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