Arts & Humanities


Stephen Jay Gould Mismeasured Skulls in Racial Records Dispute

June 8, 2011

Penn Museum’s Morton Collection of human skulls is spotlighted.

Article Source: USA Today
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Media Contact:Pam Kosty | | 215-898-4045June 8, 2011

Morton Collection of Skulls at Center of Controversy

The scientific integrity of one 19th century Philadelphia scientist has been reaffirmed—but at the decided expense of a prominent late 20th century scientist who had discredited him.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604June 7, 2011

Penn Offering Postdoctoral Fellowships to Promote Academic Diversity

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania is accepting applications for its Academic Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

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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.