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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. 

Small Wonder

May 1, 2012

Ingrid Schaffner of the Institute of Contemporary Art and William Whitaker of Penn’s Architectural Archives are quoted about the late architect Anne Griswold Tyng.

Article Source: New York Times

Those Amazing Mayans

May 3, 2012

Archaeologist Simon Martin of the Penn Museum comments on the Mayans advanced ideas on time.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Pam Kosty | pkosty@upenn.edu | (215) 898-4045April 30, 2012

Penn Museum: Exchange of Prisoners With Metropolitan Museum of Art

When Penn Museum agreed to lend objects from its Egyptian collection to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for their new exhibition, The Dawn of Egyptian Art (April 10 through August 5, 2012), Penn Museum’s Egyptian section curator made one special request—for a temporary “exchange of prisoners.”