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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 12, 2012

Touch Judaic History at Penn’s Herbert D. Katz Center

At the University of Pennsylvania’s Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, you can touch some of the oldest tomes in the history of Judaism, and you don’t have to wear white gloves, de rigueur for patrons at some rare-book libraries.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151October 8, 2012

Penn Students Teach and Learn in Central America

Randall Tassone and Jean Lim have returned to campus after spending the summer enriching their lives as well as the lives of people in Nicaragua.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 15, 2012

Mission Possible: 
Penn’s Troops Lecture Program Works With Local Soldiers on Archaeological Conservation

War is not good for historical and archaeological preservation, and a University of Pennsylvania professor is working with the Army, Marine Corps and Air Force to do something about it.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 1, 2012

Expect the World, Through an Aesthetic Prism

September 27, 2012

An exhibit, “Jeremy Deller: Joy in People,” hosted by the Institute of Contemporary Art is highlighted.

Article Source: New York Times

Video: Penn Museum Brings Exhibit to Visually Impaired

September 24, 2012

Penn Museum is featured for the Touch Tours, offered to the visually impaired.

Article Source: 6ABC
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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.’

Article Source: Philly.com