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Walkway at Morris Arboretum Wins Architects' Award

October 15, 2010

The Morris Arboretum’s “Out on a Limb” treetop walkway is honored.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Rebecca Bushnell’s Term as Dean of Arts and Sciences at University of Pennsylvania Is Extended

PHILADELPHIA –- University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price announced today that Rebecca Bushnell has agreed to extend her term as dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Penn until June 30, 2013.

Uncovering Edgar Allan Poe - the Science Buff

October 14, 2010

John Tresch of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses Edgar Allan Poe’s scientific contributions.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Penn Creative Writing Lecturer Max Apple Wins Pew Fellowship

PHILADELPHIA –- Writer Max Apple, a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania and longtime member of Penn’s Kelly Writers House community, has won a 2010 Pew Fellowship in the Arts.

He is among 12 Philadelphia-area artists awarded the $60,000 fellowships.

Apple has published three collections of stories, “The Oranging of America,” “Free Agents” and “The Jew of Home Depot”; two novels, “Zip “and “Propheteers”; and two books of non-fiction, “Roommates” and “I Love Gootie.” 

Mario Vargas Llosa, Visiting Professor at Princeton, Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

October 8, 2010

James English of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses Mario Vargas Llosa‘s Nobel Prize in literature.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

O'Donnell's Thinking: Not Very Evolved?

October 4, 2010

Michael Weisberg of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the philosophy of evolution.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

11-Day DesignPhiladelphia Festival Spotlights City's Creativity

October 8, 2010

Andrew Dahlgren and Alexandra Schmidt-Ullrich of the School of Design are cited for being curators of “Philly Works.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Mario Vargas Llosa, Nobel Prize in Literature

Expert:

Dr. James English

Director, Penn Humanities Forum

University of Pennsylvania

Credentials:

• Author of “The Economy of Prestige: Prizes, Awards and the Circulation of Cultural Value”

 • Has taught a range of courses in 20th-century literature and culture, from general surveys of modernist and postmodernist literature to advanced seminars in globalization and critical theory.