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Severe Conservatism Syndrome

February 12, 2012

Mark Liberman of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on usual uses of the word “severely.”

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 13, 2012

Penn Conference Marks Honorary Professorship for W.E.B. Du Bois

PHILADELPHIA – The posthumous recognition of W.E.B. Du Bois as Honorary Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania will be celebrated at a Feb. 17 conference by the Department of Sociology and the Center for Africana Studies.  The conference will coincide with the date the Penn Board of Trustees is scheduled to vote on the appointment.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 13, 2012

Penn Researcher Explores Volunteering in India

PHILADELPHIA – Femida Handy, a professor at the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, is one of four authors of a new book, From Seva to Cyberspace: The Many Faces of Volunteering in India, which traces the origins of seva, direct service to

Penn Class Teaches Students How to Live Like Monks

February 12, 2012

Justin McDaniel of the School of Arts and Sciences is highlighted for his course on monastic life and asceticism.

Article Source: Associated Press

Audio: It’s Just a Game…

February 4, 2012

Amy Jordan of the Annenberg Public Policy Center comments on the increase of new media that have been introduced to children.

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Media Contact:Ty Furman | tyf@upenn.edu | 215-898-2312
Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151 February 2, 2012

Penn Glee Club Celebrates 150th Anniversary

WHO:            Penn Glee Club members and alumni

WHAT:          150th Anniversary Gala and concert

WHEN:          Feb. 18, 2012

                        7:30 p.m.

Does Merit Pay Really Increase Teacher Retention?

February 1, 2012

Post-doctoral fellow Eleanor Fulbeck of the Graduate School of Education shares her views on teacher retention.

Article Source: Washington Post
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 31, 2012

‘Dinner with Interesting People’ Premieres ‘First Generation’ Documentary

Share a meal with unusual dining partners…for free.

Ware College House is in its second year of hosting “Dinner with Interesting People,” a program that has recently expanded to include students, faculty and staff at Penn.

Restored Edison Records Revive Giants of 19th-century Germany

January 30, 2012

Jonathan Steinberg of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on his new biography, Bismarck: A Life.

Article Source: New York Times

Penn Will Bestow Long-overdue Honors on W.E.B. Du Bois

January 31, 2012

Tukufu Zuberi of the School of Arts and Sciences shares his enthusiasm for the upcoming appointment of W.E.B. Du Bois as an honorary emeritus professor.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer