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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 10, 2012

Penn Honors Martin Luther King Jr. with Day of Service

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania will remember Martin Luther King Jr. with the Commemorative Symposium on Social Change, a series of community events that runs through Feb. 3.

Volunteers are still needed for the MLK Day of Service at Penn, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 16, with a community breakfast inside Houston Hall’s Hall of Flags at 3417 Spruce St.

Audio: At Penn Museum, Art of Africa Resonates With Musicians

January 10, 2012

The Penn Museum is cited for hosting local musicians.

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Media Contact:Sara Stewart | arg@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-898-3617January 9, 2012

"In Material: Fiber 2012" at Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery

PHILADELPHIA — “In Material: Fiber 2012” opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on Saturday, Jan. 28. 

Featuring four artists who bring innovation to the field of fiber art through their use of unexpected materials, “In Material” deconstructs the popular definition of textile art.

California-based Lucy Arai re-invigorates the practice of sashiko, a decorative stitching process, and applies it to handmade paper and mixed media.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 6, 2012

Penn Launches Commemorative Symposium on Social Change Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania will remember Martin Luther King Jr. with the Commemorative Symposium on Social Change, a series of community events that runs from Jan. 13 through Feb. 2.

All MLK Symposium events are free and open to the public.  They include workshops, discussions, panels, lectures, performances, special presentations, award ceremonies, interfaith programs and documentary-film screenings.

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Media Contact:Pam Kosty | pkosty@upenn.edu | (215) 898-4045January 4, 2012

Penn Museum 125th Anniversary Celebration, Launch of Online Collections Database

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology on the Penn campus in Philadelphia dates its official founding to December 6, 1887. On that date, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania resolved to send “an exploring expedition to Babylonia”—with the stipulation that the University would build “suitable accommodations” to house any artifacts that the first expedition team, and others, would bring back.

The Best Nonfiction of 2011

December 17, 2011

Daniel Richter and Paul Hendrickson of the School of Arts and Sciences are highlighted for authoring books on the Wall Street Journal’s top 10 list for 2011.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal
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Penn Professor Barbara Savage’s 'Your Spirits Walk Beside Us' Wins 2012 Grawemeyer Award in Religion

PHILADELPHIA -- Barbara Savage of the University of Pennsylvania has won the Grawemeyer Award for the ideas set forth in her book Your Spirits Walk Beside Us: The Politics of Black Religion, published in 2008 by Harvard University Press. The annual award carries a $100,000 prize.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460November 30, 2011

Dec. 7 Penn Lightbulb Café to Focus on Religion in the 2012 Presidential Election

WHO:             Anthea Butler, associate professor of religious studies in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania

WHAT:           Penn Lightbulb Café lecture, “Faith Matters: Religion and Rhetoric in the 2012 Presidential Election”

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Nov. 16 Penn Lightbulb Café to Focus on Restoring Religious Monuments in War-torn Pakistan

WHO:             Michael Meister, professor of South Asia Studies in the Department of Art History at the University of Pennsylvania

WHAT:           Penn Lightbulb Café lecture on “Conducting Research in Pakistan: Restoring Religious Monuments in Swat”

PW Best Books 2011

November 4, 2011

A Hemingway book by Paul Hendrickson of the School of Arts and Sciences is named one of Publishers Wweekly’s 10 best of the year.

Article Source: Publishers Weekly