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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | | 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.

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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 | | 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:

Rise of the Drones

May 7, 2015


Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 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.

A Philadelphia Story

May 4, 2015

A 2013 Center for the Advanced Study of India visiting fellow, Avijit Ghosh, recounts his time researching at the Penn Libraries’ South Asia Collection. 

Article Source: Times of India
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460May 4, 2015

Penn Professor Grant Frame Translates Royal Inscriptions of Neo-Assyrian Period

A love of murder mysteries that he picked up from his mother helped Grant Frame become adept at reading and comprehending the ancient language of Akkadian to translate the royal inscriptions of reigning Neo-Assyrian kings.

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Media Contact:Elina Tonkova | | 215-746-2521
Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | | 215-573-8151 May 1, 2015

Penn Libraries Launches ‘OPenn’ Digital Resources Online Platform

Some rare books and manuscripts from Penn Libraries can now be accessed online through the new OPenn digital resources website,

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Media Contact:Jill Katz | | 215-573-9975April 29, 2015

$10 Million Gift Elevates ICA’s Artist-centered Vision

Amy Sadao, Daniel W. Dietrich, II Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at the University of Pennsylvania, announces a monumental gift of $10 million for ICA’s curatorial program generously given by Daniel W. Dietrich, II. The largest gift in the museum’s history nearly doubles ICA’s endowment.