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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | | 215-898-4820January 7, 2013

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

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania will remember Martin Luther King Jr. with its 18th Annual Commemorative Symposium on Social Change, a series of nearly 25 community events Jan. 15-Feb. 1.

Opinion: Quentin Tarantino Creates an Exceptional Slave

December 25, 2012

Salamishah Tillet of the School of Arts and Sciences reviews Quentin Taratino’s movie Django.

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Dec. 21, 2012: Why You Should Party Like It’s 1999!

December 19, 2012

Loa Traxler and Simon Martin of the Penn Museum are mentioned for their work with the Maya 2012 exhibit.

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Audio: Bridging a New Kind of Divide With Free Online Courses

December 17, 2012

Peter Struck of the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted about meeting with an autistic student who takes Penn Coursera courses.

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The Ugly Truth

December 9, 2012

Barbie Zelizer of the Annenberg School for Communication pens an op-ed about the power of controversial and explicit image of death, pending death and violence.

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Free Verses

December 10, 2012

Al Filreis of the

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Coursera Revolutionizes Education

December 10, 2012

Al Filreis of the Kelly Writers House is interviewed about offering his poetry classes via Coursera, a free online learning platform consisting of 33 top U.S. universities, including Penn.

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Penn President Amy Gutmann discusses “The Spirit of Compromise”

December 10, 2012

Amy Gutmann talks to Book TV about her latest book, “The Spirit of Compromise,” and her role as president of the University, as a part of Book TV’s College Series.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | | 215-898-4820December 6, 2012

Donors Can Make a Bigger Difference With Holiday-Giving Tips From Penn’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy

PHILADELPHIA — The holiday season sparks the spirit of giving and to help donors who are looking to make a difference for others through charitable contributions, the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy has released a free, online toolkit outlining the most effective opportunities.

Penn’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Turns 125 Today

December 6, 2012

Penn Museum is featured for its 125th anniversary celebration.

Article Source: CBS Local