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Early on, Obama Was More Polarizing Than We Knew

September 5, 2010

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center comments on President Obama’s public image.

Article Source: Washington Post

First Lady Plans a Careful Return to the Campaign Trail

September 3, 2010

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center discusses Michelle Obama’s campaign initiatives.

Article Source: New York Times

Drop-Outs Get More Closed Doors Than Options

September 2, 2010

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy & Practice says many high-school dropouts have a higher likelihood of ending up incarcerated.

Article Source: Philadelphia Tribune
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Media Contact:Amy Montgomery | amylmo@upenn.edu | 215-573-8386September 7, 2010

At Penn Institute for Urban Research Event, Museum Directors to Discuss Art Museums as Community Anchors


  PHILADELPHIA  — The Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR) will host a panel discussion with leaders from the country’s most prominent art museums at 6 p.m. Sept. 13, in the Van Pelt Auditorium of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The event kicks off the two-day Penn IUR Roundtable on Anchor Institutions conference, which convenes leaders of institutions that function both as important physical presences in their cities and as a part of the economic lifeblood of their communities.

L'american Dream d'une Société de Propriétaires est Mort

September 3, 2010

Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the history of economics in the U.S.

Article Source: L’Echo (Brussels)
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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422September 2, 2010

In Penn Reading Project, Freshmen to Wade Into Year of Water With Examination of Toilet Taboos

 

WHAT:            The 2010-11 Penn Reading Project at the University of Pennsylvania will examine the book “The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters” by Penn alumna Rose George.

 

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460August 31, 2010

Penn’s Kelly Writers House Announces Spring 2011 Fellows

PHILADELPHIA – Three acclaimed writers have been tapped to serve as Spring 2011 Fellows at the University of Pennsylvania’s Kelly Writers House.

Novelist and non-fiction writer Susan Cheever will visit Penn’s campus Feb. 14-15, playwright Edward Albee March 21-22 and poetry critic Marjorie Perloff April 25-26 for evening readings and informal teaching sessions with young writers and aspiring writers and writer-critics.

Making a Dorm Room One's Own

August 27, 2010

Student Nick Rapport of the School of Arts and Sciences and Patricia Williams, house dean at W.E.B. Du Bois College House, discuss dorm-room décor.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Lingua Latina Introitum in Vnivers. Harvard. Faciliorem Reddit

August 24, 2010

Joseph Farrell of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses says Latin speakers have an upper hand in higher education.

Article Source: Bloomberg News

No Race Talk for a Month

August 23, 2010

John Jackson of the Annenberg School for Communication and the School of Arts and Sciences authors a blog entry on race-fueled politics.