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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194September 20, 2012

Queer Bioethics Comes to Life at Penn

PHILADELPHIA — It’s not every day that a new academic discipline is born. But that’s exactly what happened in 2010, when the Project on Bioethics, Sexuality and Gender Identity — or “Queer Bioethics,” for short — came to life at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 19, 2012

Animated Film Screenings Highlight Penn Conference

From Paleolithic cave paintings to the latest wave of 3D motion pictures, animation has captured our imagination by bringing objects to virtual life for thousands of years.

On Sept. 21-22, scholars and animation producers will meet at the University of Pennsylvania for a collaborative conference, “Enchanted Drawing II: Animation Across the Disciplines.”

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Media Contact:Pam Kosty | pkosty@upenn.edu | 215-898-4045September 18, 2012

Making and Unmaking Race: Morton Collection of Human Crania in the Spotlight at Penn Museum

PHILADELPHIA — Is there such a thing in humans called race? That’s the question posed by the Penn Museum’s new exhibition, Year of Proof: Making and Unmaking Race, on view now through August 18, 2013, in the Museum’s Trescher Entrance foyer.

Since the emergence of biology and anthropology, scientists began to develop categories for all living things on earth, including humans. But what can the categorization of humans tell us? And how might this information be helpful or harmful?

100 Days Till Mayan Apocalypse?

September 12, 2012

Elin Danien of the Penn Museum comments on the ‘Mayan apocalypse.’

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

Christopher Phillips Brings His Socrates Cafés and Constitution Cafés to University of Pennsylvania

What a difference a year makes.

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Media Contact:Gina Bryan | bryangm@upenn.edu | 215-898-8721September 7, 2012

Penn to Mark Constitution Day

PHILADELPHIA – Events on the University of Pennsylvania campus on Sept. 17 and 19 will honor the nation’s constitution.  Sept. 17 is Constitution Day.

Commentary: Making Sense of What's Happening in the School District

August 28, 2012

James Lytle of the Graduate School of Education authors a piece on the Philadelphia School District.

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Penn Class Requirement: Go to Political Convention

September 4, 2012

David Eisenhower of the Annenberg School for Communication and Marjorie Margolies of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Fels Institute of Government discuss their “Campaigns, Debates and Conventions” course and their students’ participation at the Republican National Convention.

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Surviving College After the Loss of a Parent

September 3, 2012

Student David Fajgenbaum of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses the creation and purpose of Students of AMF.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820August 29, 2012

Penn Social Policy & Practice Alumna Coordinates Research at Out-of-Time Resource Center

Karen Okigbo really is a mover and a shaker. And the University of Pennsylvania is the right spot for her.

Born in Nigeria, Okigbo lived in Kenya for a few years before she flew halfway around the world and relocated to Fargo, N.D., with her family.

When she found herself at the top of her class in high school, she decided to hit the East Coast and moved up to the Ivy League, where she earned a B.A. in political science at Princeton University.