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New Meaning of Dream College

November 2, 2010

Freshman Aliyyah Camp of the School of Arts and Sciences blogs about her experiences being a Penn student.

Article Source: Seventeen.com

VIDEO: A Trip Back in Time at Penn

November 4, 2010

Bob Osterhaut and Philip Jones of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology describe how the University acquired ancient Sumerian artifacts.

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)

Governor Rendell, First Lady Recognize Eight Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania

October 27, 2010

President Amy Gutmann and Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center are among the eight women named Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania.

Article Source: CNBC.com
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 25, 2010

Penn Awarded $990,000 Sloan Foundation Grant for Next-Generation Work/Family Research Network

PHILADELPHIA – The Work and Family Researchers Network, a social and virtual connector for interdisciplinary work-family researchers based at the University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded a $990,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

The new Network builds on the well established Alfred P. Sloan Work and Family Research Network that has operated at Boston College since 1997.  Sloan Foundation support will enable the current Network to transition from a Foundation-funded project to a sustainable organization enhancing future work-family scholarship.

Cultural Exchange: China’s Surprising Ancient Mummies

October 24, 2010

Victor Mair of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the ancestry of the mystery mummies.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

50 Years of Social Studies

November 1, 2010

President Amy Gutmann participates in the interdisciplinary “Social Studies and Social Change” panel.

Article Source: Harvard Magazine

At U.S. Colleges, Chinese-Financed Centers Prompt Worries About Academic Freedom

October 17, 2010

Other U.S. colleges have resisted entering into such relationships. Among them, the University of Pennsylvania chose not to apply for a Confucius Institute, partly because it was uncomfortable with the Chinese government's involvement, says G. Cameron Hurst III, a former director of the university's Center for East Asian Studies.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 15, 2010

”The Dogon: Work, Women and Water” at Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery

PHILADELPHIA — “The Dogon: Work, Women and Water” opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on Nov. 5. 

Featuring 15 photographs by renowned Magnum photographer Stuart Franklin, this exhibit is in cooperation with the 2010-11 Year of Water at Penn.

Last year, the Voss Foundation commissioned Franklin to photograph its efforts to provide clean drinking water to the Dogon region of Mali, a land-locked country in western Africa.

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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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 15, 2010

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.