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

Just Write: Writing Retreat for GSE and SAS Faculty

 

Stop what you’re doing, and just write. That’s what some University of Pennsylvania faculty will be doing the week of June 4.

Twenty faculty members from the Graduate School of Education and the School of Arts and Sciences will attend the first-ever Faculty Writing Retreat in the McNeil Building. 

‘Maya 2012’ Exhibit at Penn Museum Focuses on the People, Their Calendar and the Myths

May 23, 2012

The ‘Maya 2012: Lords of Time’ exhibit at the Penn Museum is highlighted.

Article Source: Washinton Post
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Media Contact:Susan Crane | cranesj@upenn.edu | 215-247-5777 x121May 22, 2012

Jury Selects Winners for 'Take a Seat!' on Exhibition at Morris Arboretum and Woodmere Art Museum

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Winners of the collaborative Morris Arboretum-Woodmere Art Museum exhibit, 'Take a Seat!,' have been announced.  Forty artists are included in the exhibition, and 70 Adirondack chairs will be on display at throughout Morris Arboretum’s 92-acre garden and at the Woodmere Art Museum May 31 through Labor Day, Sept. 3.

Apocalypse Never

May 14, 2012

Simon Martin of the Penn Museum is quoted about the “Maya 2012: Lords of Time” exhibition.

Article Source: The Wall Street Journal

Sendak’s Lessons for Children and Their Parents

May 13, 2012

Amy Jordan of the Annenberg Public Policy Center shares her views about the influence of the late Maurice Sendak.

Article Source: Philly.com

Scientists Find Ancient Mayan Astronomy Records, With Hint the World Won’t Truly End This Year

May 11, 2012

Simon Martin of the Penn Museum comments on information discovered through the Mayan calendar exhibit.

Article Source: Washinton Post
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460May 11, 2012

Six Penn Students Receive U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholarships

          PHILADELPHIA – Six University of Pennsylvania students have been awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships for study this summer:

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

Jairo Moreno Named National Humanities Center Fellow

PHILADELPHIA – The National Humanities Center has appointed Jairo Moreno, an associate professor of music theory at the University of Pennsylvania, to be a 2012-13 Fellow.

Maurice Sendak Dies at 83; Artist and Writer Best Known for ‘Where the Wild Things Are’

May 9, 2012

Amy Jordan of the Annenberg School for Communication says, Sendak “changed children’s writing, and American culture with it.”

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Stephen J. MacCarthy | smaccar@upenn.edu | 215-898-8722May 8, 2012

Penn Trustees to Extend President Gutmann’s Contract

PHILADELPHIA -- The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania will extend the contract of President Amy Gutmann for five additional years beyond its current expiration date.