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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 17, 2012

Penn Research Shows That Mormons Are Generous and Active in Helping Others

PHILADELPHIA -- When it comes to being generous with time and money, Americans who are not Mormons can learn from Americans who are.

A new study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis explores Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints culture and explains LDS members’ volunteering and charitable giving-habits.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 17, 2012

‘Hollywood’s Copyright Wars: From Edison to the Internet’

If the Brothers Grimm tale about “the fairest one of all” had remained outside of the public domain, the Disney version of Snow White may never have lived happily ever after.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 13, 2012

Three University of Pennsylvania Professors Receive 2012 Guggenheim Fellowships

PHILADELPHIA – Jamal J.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 12, 2012

Paul Hendrickson to Give Talk on His Book 'Hemingway’s Boat' at Penn Lightbulb Café April 17

PHILADELPHIA – At the Penn Lightbulb Café on Tuesday, April 17, Paul Hendrickson, a senior lecturer in the University of Pennsylvania’s English Department, will discuss his award-winning book Hemingway’s Boat.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 11, 2012

Two Days at Penn With Short Storyist John Barth

The short stories of American postmodern novelist John Barth have been required reading in creative writing courses at colleges and universities across the country for decades.

Barth's legacy of experimental fiction has earned him a dedicated following of readers in a career that has spanned seven decades.  His is a self-conscious and self-parodying writing that “acknowledges its own fixation on meta-narrative.”

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Media Contact:Joseph J. Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | 215-746-1798April 11, 2012

Leonore Annenberg Funds at Penn Bestow Nearly $2.7 Million in Grants for 10 Schools, 5 Students, 10 Artists

Philadelphia, PA –The Leonore Annenberg Scholarship and School Funds, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, announces the award of nearly $2.7 million to a combined total of 25 elementary schools, artists, and high school students.

The funds will support an artist’s craft, a school’s needs for its students, and will pay the total cost of college for five deserving high school students.

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Media Contact: | | April 10, 2012

Runner’s Death Adds Poignancy to Pa. Photo Exhibit

April 9, 2012

Penn Museum’s exhibit  “Run! Super-Athletes of the Sierra Madre” is featured.

Article Source: ABC News
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Media Contact:Pam Kosty | pkosty@upenn.edu | (215) 898-4045April 6, 2012

'MAYA 2012' World Premiere Opens May 5 With Fanfare at Penn Museum

Did the Maya believe the world would end in December 2012?

With MAYA 2012: Lords of Time—a world premiere exhibition opening May 5th—the Penn Museum confronts the current fascination with the year 2012, comparing predictions of a world-transforming apocalypse with their supposed origins in the ancient Maya civilization. The exhibition is presented in partnership with the Instituto Hondureño de Antropologia e Historia of the Republic of Honduras, and runs through January 13, 2013.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 4, 2012

How Novel: Penn LPS Teacher Writes for Tweens, Teens and Young Adults

“Perfect features, the right shoes, luminescent lip gloss and the instincts of barracudas” is how Melissa Jensen describes a group of high school freshmen in The Fine Art of Truth or Dare, her most recent novel.