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Museum Hosts Touch Tour for the Blind

December 2, 2013

The touch tours for blind visitors to the Penn Museum are featured.

Amid Holiday Canned-Food Drives U.S. Food Banks Take Up Farming

November 24, 2013

Domenic Vitiello of the School of Design comments on food banks that have started their own farms.

Article Source: Reuters
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460November 22, 2013

Penn Researchers Examine History, Beliefs and Rituals Tied to Ghosts

A group of scholars at the University of Pennsylvania is actively engaged in the scholarly examination of the history of beliefs in ghosts and the phenomenon of ghost hunting.

‘Behind the Academic Curtain’

November 20, 2013

Frank Furstenberg of the School of Arts and Sciences is highlighted for his book Behind the Academic Curtain: How to Find Success and Happiness With a Ph.D.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460December 3, 2013

Penn Student Finds Her Calling in Printmaking and Public Service

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If University of Pennsylvania senior Loren Kole could give her younger freshman year self some advice, it would be this: Don’t get hung up on what you think you should be doing.

If University of Pennsylvania senior Loren Kole could give her younger freshman year self some advice, it would be this: Don’t get hung up on what you think you should be doing.

Like most of her Ivy League contemporaries, Kole is a high achiever in and out of the classroom.

Celebrating Design at 4 World Trade

November 13, 2013

Marion Weiss of the School of Design is honored with the Best New Urban Amenity award for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center by the Municipal Art Society of New York.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Gun Violence in American Movies Is Rising, Study Finds

November 11, 2013

Annenberg Public Policy Center’s Patrick Jamieson and Ilana Weitz are mentioned and Daniel Romer is quoted about gun violence in PG-13 rated films.

Article Source: New York Times

Penn Alumni Artists Exhibit at the Burrison Gallery

The Burrison Gallery in the University Club at Penn is pleased to announce its first Alumni Artists Exhibit, which will open with a reception this Friday, November 8 from 4-7 p.m. and run through December 20.

Swedish Cinemas Challenge Hollywood’s Gender Bias by Introducing Feminist Movie Rating

November 6, 2013

An Annenberg Public Policy Center study on gender in film is cited.

Article Source: Associated Press
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658October 21, 2013

Institute of Medicine Elects Seven New Members from Penn Medicine

Seven professors from the Perelman School of Medicine have been elected members of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), one of the nation's highest honors in biomedicine.