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Do Animals From Geographically Distant Areas Speak the Same Language?

June 25, 2012

Robert Seyfarth and Dorothy Cheney of the School of Arts and Sciences are cited for their research on animal communication patterns.

Article Source: Washinton Post

Will Pennsylvania Finally Learn From Sandusky?

June 26, 2012

Debra Schilling Wolfe of the School of Social Policy & Practice authors an op-ed on Pennsylvania child-abuse laws and the Sandusky case.

Article Source: The Patriot-News
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 25, 2012

Penn Launches Its First Free Online Classes via Coursera

PHILADELPHIA -- This week, the University of Pennsylvania launched three free courses via Coursera, an online educational platform designed to make Web-based classes available more widely.   

With the capacity to reach millions of people simultaneously, Coursera has a design inspired by educational research on effective learning practices and creates an interactive learning experience for the course offerings. 

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422June 21, 2012

Amy Sadao Appointed Dietrich Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art at Penn

 PHILADELPHIA -- Amy Sadao has been appointed the Daniel Dietrich II Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, effective Sept. 1. 

The announcement was made by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price.

Video: Exhibit at U. of Pennsylvania Explores Maya Ruins and Relics

June 15, 2012

With narration by curators Loa Traxler and Simon Martin, the ‘Maya 2012’ exhibit at the Penn Museum is featured.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | | 215-573-8151June 11, 2012

'Artifacts, Massacres and Dinner Parties' Exhibit

Working primarily in graphite and creating large, detailed drawings, Julie Saecker Schneider of the School of Design has put together “Artifacts, Massacres, and Dinner Parties” at the Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery.

The exhibit, which runs until June 22, features some of her work recontextualizing myths and the physical description of memory. 

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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