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Audio: Extremely Stylish: The Zoot Suit

August 18, 2011

Kathy Peiss of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses her latest book and popularity of the zoot suit.

Article Source: WNYC Radio (New York)

‘I Yield My Time to the Gentleman From Stratford-Upon-Avon’

August 12, 2011

Al Filreis of the School of Arts and Sciences is spotlighted for his approach to poetry.

Article Source: New York Times Magazine

Why Mubarak’s Trial Could Mean the End of Egypt’s Youth Revolution

August 5, 2011

Graduate student Eric Trager of the School of Arts and Sciences authors a piece on Hosni Mubarak’s trial and the impact on the Egyptian revolution.

Article Source: New Republic

Theater Talkback: Is It Fair to Jeer?

August 4, 2011

David Fox of the School of Arts and Sciences authors a piece on the idea of booing at the opera.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Darien Sutton | dsutton@upenn.edu | (215) 898-4045August 3, 2011

Excavating Ground Zero: Fragments from 9/11

Penn Museum Presents Memorial Display and Related Programming

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 22, 2011

Penn Study Examines Safe Access to Clean Water in Low-Income Countries

PHILADELPHIA — Susan B. Sorenson, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, has teamed up with Philadelphia Global Water Initiative, along with the Penn School of Nursing, to study water fetching and the need for access to clean water in developing nations.

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Penn’s Social Impact of the Arts Project, Philadelphia Receive $250,000 for Arts Mapping

PHILADELPHIA — The Social Impact of the Arts Project, housed at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice, is teaming with the City of Philadelphia to build and launch a Creative Assets Mapping Database, a Web tool that allows users to monitor growth in creative assets and determine their civic, economic and social impacts.

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

Lorene Cary Visits Penn Bookstore for Talk/Signing of 'Free! Great Escapes from Slavery'

PHILADELPHIA –- Lorene Cary, who teaches creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss and sign copies of her book, "Free! Great Escapes from Slavery on the Underground Railroad," at a special Penn Bookstore program for young adult readers on Monday, July 11, at 5 p.m. The bookstore is at 36th and Walnut streets on the Penn campus.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 7, 2011

Penn Staff Member Wins Brava! Women Business Achievement Award for Work in Philanthropy

 PHILADELPHIA — Katherina Rosqueta, the founding executive director of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy, housed at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice, will be one of 25 to receive a 2011 Philadelphia SmartCEO magazine Brava! Women Business Achievement Award on Thursday, July 21, at 6 p.m. at The Merion, 1301 Rt. 130 S., Cinnaminson, N.J.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151
Media Contact:Bethany Hawkins | hawkins@aaslh.org | 615-320-3203July 7, 2011

Penn’s Exhibit on Artist Wharton Esherick to Receive Honor

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania exhibit "Wharton Esherick and the Birth of the American Modern" has won an award of merit from the American Association for State and Local History. Wharton Esherick and his circle of artistic friends shaped the definition of American modernism.