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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 22, 2012

Penn Linguistics Professor William Labov Wins 2013 Franklin Institute Award

PHILADELPHIA – William Labov, professor of linguistics and director of the Linguistics Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, has won the Franklin Institute’s Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science.                  &nb

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 16, 2012

Penn Bridges Disparities Through Diversity and Cultural Competence in the Midst of Health-care Reform

Health-care reform and cultural competence in health-care delivery are hot topics.  Research has shown that cultural competence is a key strategy for bridging health and health-care disparities.

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center will host its annual conference on Friday, Oct. 26, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 106 of the Philadelphia Heart Institute, 51 N. 39th St.

Penn Museum’s ‘Touch Tours’ Offer Blind Visitors Grasp of Ancient History

October 15, 2012

The ‘touch tours’ offered at the Penn Museum are spotlighted.

Article Source: Newsworks
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 15, 2012

Enrique G. Mendoza Appointed Presidential Term Professor at Penn

PHILADELPHIA -- Enrique G. Mendoza, a scholar of international macroeconomics, has been named a Presidential Term Professor of Economics in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, effective Jan. 1. 

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

Touch Judaic History at Penn’s Herbert D. Katz Center

At the University of Pennsylvania’s Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, you can touch some of the oldest tomes in the history of Judaism, and you don’t have to wear white gloves, de rigueur for patrons at some rare-book libraries.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151October 8, 2012

Penn Students Teach and Learn in Central America

Randall Tassone and Jean Lim have returned to campus after spending the summer enriching their lives as well as the lives of people in Nicaragua.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 15, 2012

Mission Possible: 
Penn’s Troops Lecture Program Works With Local Soldiers on Archaeological Conservation

War is not good for historical and archaeological preservation, and a University of Pennsylvania professor is working with the Army, Marine Corps and Air Force to do something about it.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 1, 2012

Expect the World, Through an Aesthetic Prism

September 27, 2012

An exhibit, “Jeremy Deller: Joy in People,” hosted by the Institute of Contemporary Art is highlighted.

Article Source: New York Times

Video: Penn Museum Brings Exhibit to Visually Impaired

September 24, 2012

Penn Museum is featured for the Touch Tours, offered to the visually impaired.

Article Source: 6ABC