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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460March 8, 2011

Playwright Edward Albee to Visit Penn March 21-22 as 2011 Kelly Writers House Fellow

PHILADELPHIA – Playwright Edward Albee will visit the University of Pennsylvania March 21-22 as one of three acclaimed writers selected to be Spring 2011 Kelly Writers House Fellows.  Albee will give evening readings and informal teaching sessions with young writers and aspiring writers.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820March 8, 2011

Lauren Greenfield’s ”Girl Culture” at Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery

PHILADELPHIA — “Girl Culture” opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on April 9. 

Featuring 50 color photographs of girls and young women from a range of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds across the United States, “Girl Culture” explores girls’ relationships with their own bodies and popular culture. The images in this show examine contemporary life for girls, addressing topics such as sexuality, body image and weight-loss culture.

Video: Mask and Wig Club

March 2, 2011

The oldest all-male collegiate musical comedy group founded at Penn is spotlighted for its spring performance.

Article Source: KYW-TV (Philadelphia)

Following Controversy, Mummies at Penn Museum Remain Objects of Mystery

March 2, 2011

Penn Museum’s exhibit, “Secrets of the Silk Road,” is featured.

Article Source: Washington Post

Genome Data Can Help Dissolve Racial Barriers, Scientists Say

February 23, 2011

Pamela Sankar of the School of Medicine and Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences comment on human genome data.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Video: HBO’s ‘Thurgood’ Is an Exceptional Look at Race and the Law

February 18, 2011

The Annenberg Institute for Civics is cited for helping produce a commercial film made by HBO.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

How to Fight a Bogus Bill

February 19, 2011

Ross Koppel of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on electronic health records.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Another Stop on a Long, Improbable Journey

February 20, 2011

Artifacts from the “Secrets of the Silk Road” are exhibited at Penn Museum.

Article Source: New York Times

Lucas, Burns, Souter Among Those Named To New Commissions on the Liberal Arts

February 17, 2011

President Amy Gutmann is named to a new national commission on the humanities and social sciences.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151 February 17, 2011

Penn’s Amy Gutmann and Kathleen Hall Jamieson Named to Commission on Humanities and Social Sciences

PHILADELPHIA -– University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann and Kathleen Hall Jamieson, professor of communications and director of Penn’s Annenberg Public Policy Center, have been named to a new national commission to bolster teaching and research in the humanities and social sciences.