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Media Contact:Pam Kosty | | 215-898-4045June 3, 2011

Discover the World -- at Libraries and the Penn Museum This Summer

Penn Museum Collaborates with Free Library of Philadelphia Summer Reading Program and Offers Outreach Programs at Select Libraries throughout Pennsylvania

When school lets out, summer reading is a crucial activity for children and young adults-who can lose up to three months of their reading skills during the vacation season if they stop reading. Library summer reading programs strive to encourage reading, and learning, for all ages.


Philly Museum Displays War Rugs From Afghanistan

May 29, 2011

Penn Museum is featured for a traveling U.S. - debut exhibition of Afghani war rugs.

Article Source: Associated Press
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460May 13, 2011

Six Penn Students Receive U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships

PHILADELPHIA –- Six University of Pennsylvania students have been awarded U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholarships for study during the summer of 2011. The students are:

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460May 5, 2011

Penn’s Kenneth Goldsmith to Be Part of ‘An Evening of Poetry’ at the White House

PHILADELPHIA – Kenneth Goldsmith, a faculty member with the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing at the University of Pennsylvania, who is affiliated with Penn’s Kelly Writers house, is among those invited to read at “An Evening of Poetry” at the White House on May 11.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460May 4, 2011

Pulitzer Winning Writer, Penn Alumna Jennifer Egan Returns to Campus for Alumni Weekend Reading May 14

WHO: Jennifer Egan, 1985 University of Pennsylvania graduate and winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished fiction by an American author for her novel "A Visit from the Goon Squad," published in June 2010.

WHAT: Penn Alumni Weekend reading

WHERE: Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk on Penn’s campus

WHEN: Saturday, May 14

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Media Contact:Pam Kosty | | 215-898-4045May 2, 2011

Penn Museum's Summer Wonder Family Programs Feature Music, Dancing and More

PHILADELPHIA, PA 2011—This year’s Summer Wonder series at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology will have children and their families belly dancing, listening to world music and the folk music of yesteryears, exploring ancient Greece, journeying to Uganda, and discovering science through experiments!
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Media Contact: | | April 25, 2011

Penn Professor Kaja Silverman Receives Mellon Foundation Distinguished Achievement Award

PHILADELPHIA – University of Pennsylvania professor Kaja Silverman has received the Andrew W. Mellon, Foundation Distinguished Achievement Award in recognition of her exemplary contributions to humanistic scholarship.  Silverman, who is the Katherine Stein Sachs CW’69 and Keith L. Sachs W’67 Professor of Art History, will receive a $1.5 million dollar award to be used over approximately six years in support of her scholarly pursuits as a visual theorist.

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Media Contact:Joe Diorio | | 215-746-1798 April 18, 2011

Carolyn Marvin's Book Earns Fellows Book Award from International Communication Association

Carolyn Marvin, Ph.D., the Frances Yates Professor of Communication, has won the Fellows Book Award from the International Communication Association for her work, When old technologies were new: Thinking about communication in the late nineteenth century (Oxford).  

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460April 18, 2011

Online Poetry Magazine Jacket Has New Home at Penn, Revamped as Jacket2

PHILADELPHIA – One of the world’s earliest online poetry and poetics magazines, Jacket, which ceased publication last year, now has a new home at the University of Pennsylvania and a new name, Jacket2. 

When Jacket was first published in 1997, the Guardian hailed “Jacket” as “the prince of online poetry magazines.”

The Mystery of Duffy’s Cut

April 14, 2011

Janet Monge of the School of Arts and Sciences and Penn Museum comments on a bone excavation.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal