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Did King Tut Break His Leg on a Joy Ride? His Chariot Now in New York.

August 3, 2010

David Silverman of the School of Arts and Sciences and Penn Museum comments on an exhibit featuring King Tut’s chariot.

Article Source: Christian Science Monitor

An Inconvenient Memory

August 4, 2010

Dick Polman, University writer in residence, authors an op-ed on Missouri opposition to national health-care reform.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422 August 4, 2010

Penn Reading Project Flushes Out Toilet Taboos as University Kicks Off Year of Water Celebration

PHILADELPHIA –- The “Unmentionable World of Human Waste” will get more than just mentioned when Rose George’s “The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters” takes its place as the text for the 2010-11 Penn Reading Project at the University of Pennsylvania.

Patients, Hospitals Wrestle Over Tumor Tissue

July 29, 2010

Arthur Caplan, George Coukos and Michael Feldman of the School of Medicine discuss issues surrounding the use of live cells for research.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Clinton Comments, Korea Drills Roil US-China Ties

July 28, 2010

Arthur Waldron of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on territorial disputes in China.

Article Source: Associated Press

Who Is Marybeth Gasman?

July 21, 2010

Mary Beth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education is profiled for her study of historically black colleges and universities.

Who Lives in This Room?

July 19, 2010

Joan DeJean of the School of Arts and Sciences authors a piece on the meaning and function of the living room.

Article Source: New York Times

Federal Grant Will Enable Netter Center’s Nutrition Program to Expand Service to More High School Students

July 21, 2010

The Netter Center for Community Partnerships receives federal funding for its “Growing Together” program.

Article Source: University City Review
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Media Contact:Pam Kosty | 215-898-4045 | pkosty@upenn.eduJuly 16, 2010

East Coast Exclusive from China: "Secrets of the Silk Road"

With graceful eyelashes, long flaxen hair and serene expression, the "Beauty of Xiaohe" seems to have just softly fallen to sleep-yet she last closed her eyes nearly 4,000 years ago.  She was found, and excavated, in 2003, one of hundreds of spectacularly preserved mummies buried in the harsh desert sands of the vast Tarim Basin, in the Far Western Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China.

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Media Contact:Dejay B. Duckett | dduckett@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-898-3617August 24, 2010

Getting ”Naked” at Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery

“Naked: The University Collection Unveiled” opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on Aug. 28. 

Featuring 35 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and photographs of the nude from the first century B.C.E. to the present, “Naked” showcases the history of beauty and the human body, documenting the evolution of the definition of beauty.