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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460November 22, 2010

Two From Penn Win Marshall Scholarships

PHILADELPHIA – Two University of Pennsylvania seniors, Kristin Hall and GJ Melendez-Torres, have won Marshall Scholarships.

Immigration Profiling Issues

November 22, 2010

David Rudovsky of the Law School comments on racial profiling.

Article Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PhillyDeals: Conservatives Criticize Fed's Bid to Fight Unemployment

November 18, 2010

David Thornburgh of the Fels Institute of Government in the School of Arts and Sciences comments on a study conducted on the Philadelphia Free Library system.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422November 11, 2010

Joseph Turow of Penn’s Annenberg School Selected as a National Communication Distinguished Scholar


PHILADELPHIA –- Joseph Turow, a professor of communication at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication, has been named a Distinguished Scholar by the National Communication Association.

Created in 1991, the Distinguished Scholar award recognizes a lifetime of scholarly achievement in the study of human communication.

Turow, whose research focuses on media systems, privacy, targeted marketing and media and social segmentation, will receive his award during the NCA annual convention, Nov. 14-17, in San Francisco.

Penn Museum Sweeps ici Mobile App Award Competition

November 3, 2010

A mobile app that supports arts and culture, which was developed by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, wins an award valued at $50,000.

Article Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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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.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 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