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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 25, 2014

Goal of Penn Student’s Threads for Teens: Build Girls’ Self-Esteem and Style

Allyson Ahlstrom has won many accolades, appeared on national TV shows and met dozens of celebrities as founder of Threads for Teens, a non-profit organization that gives new, donated clothes to impoverished teens.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 214-573-8151September 24, 2014

Elvis Is in the House – Penn’s Harrison College House

As the dean of Harrison College House at the University of Pennsylvania, Frank Pellicone is well known, but it’s his dog, Elvis, who is the big star in the building.

“He’s a bit of a character and people come to look for him,” says Pellicone.

Syria’s Heritage Is Casualty of War, Penn Study Finds

September 21, 2014

The Penn Musesum’s Richard Leventhal and Brian Daniels are quoted about damage to historical buildings due to civil war in Syria.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151September 17, 2014

Penn Senior Kimberly Kolor’s Journey to Study Life and Religion in South Asia

While studying abroad in India, University of Pennsylvania senior Kimberly Kolor found even the smallest excursion became a learning experience.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 15, 2014

Doctoral Research Takes Penn Student to Mountains of Japan for Ascetic Retreats

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No one can blame Frank Clements if he spends some time catching up on his favorite pastimes watching TV shows on Netflix, reading and running, now that he’s back home from an ascetic research trip to the mountains of Japan. The Penn Ph.D. student’s dissertation centers on the Shugendô mountain religious tradition.

No one can blame Frank Clements if he spends some time catching up on his favorite pastimes watching TV shows on Netflix, reading and running, now that he’s back home from an ascetic research trip to the mountains of Japan.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151September 11, 2014

Penn Student Seeks Adventure Through Study Abroad

For University of Pennsylvania senior Olivia Route, some of the most exciting and enriching experiences she’s had as a student have happened while studying abroad.

Audio: Penn Gathering Focuses on Vital Role of Humanities and Modern Research

September 10, 2014

Karen Beckman of the School of Arts & Sciences highlights Penn’s HAIKU conference.

Penn Grad Student Makes Thriller Debut

September 9, 2014

Graduate student Matt Cook of the School of Arts & Sciences is featured for having his first thriller novel published.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

The Dead Poets Society Gets a Revival Online

September 8, 2014

Kelly Writers House’s Al Filreis is featured for teaching Modern and Contemporary Poetry, a MOOC.

Article Source: Aljazeera America
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 5, 2014

New Clearman Cottage Writer’s Residency Established for Penn Undergraduate

A new University of Pennsylvania writers residency program will offer an undergraduate from Penn’s writing community the time and space to hone his or her craft in the Pacific Northwest for a week during spring break.