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Penn Museum Offers Iraqi Cultural Day in Conjunction with One Book, One Philadelphia Project

The rich sights, flavors, arts, and traditions of Iraq, ancient and modern, converge Saturday, March 8, 1:00 – 4:00 pm, when the Penn Museum presents Iraqi Cultural Day!

Lauren Henderson's "Delicate Illusion: Summertime" at Penn's Burrison Gallery

Delicate Illusion: Summertime, paintings by Lauren Henderson will be on display from February 22 to April 4, 2014.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422 February 19, 2014

Penn IUR Hosts Program on City Soundscapes: Music, Words & Identities in Urban America

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In City Soundscapes: Music, Words & Identities in Urban America, a Penn Institute for Urban Research Seminar highlighting the 10-year anniversary of Penn IUR, Nick Spitzer, producer of NPR’s “American Routes” and a Penn alumnus, will discuss the intersection of cities, music and civic life.
WHAT:In City Soundscapes: Music, Words & Identities in Urban America, a Penn Institute for Urban Research Seminar highlighting the 10-year anniversary of Penn IUR, Nick Spitzer, producer of NPR’s “
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 19, 2014

Penn Prof Explores Black Genius Through the Lens of Jazz Great Bud Powell’s Life

In 1994 when Guthrie Ramsey completed his dissertation on legendary jazz pianist Bud Powell, he didn’t turn the thesis into a book manuscript right away.

Translating Philly-ese

February 19, 2014

William Labov and Josef Fruehwald of the School of Arts and Sciences are cited for their linguistic study of the Philadelphia dialect.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422 February 19, 2014

Penn IUR Hosts Dialogue: Building Scholarship Critical to Building a Sustainable Urban Future

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A discussion hosted by the Penn Institute for Urban Research and HUD-sponsored dialogue in advance of the U.S. delegation to the World Urban Forum 7, will cover the role research plays in understanding the present challenges of urban development.
 
WHAT: “Research to Practice: Building Scholarship Critical to Building a Sustainable Urban Future,” a discussion hosted by the Penn Institute for Urban Research and HUD-sponsored dialogue in advance of the U.S.
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 18, 2014

Penn Lightbulb Café Presents Tukufu Zuberi on ‘The Other African-Americans’

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Dr. Zuberi will discuss the history of African-descent populations in Latin America and why the political center of Africans and the African Diaspora is shifting to Brazil, Colombia and other nations in Latin America.

WHO:            Tukufu Zuberi

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151February 18, 2014

John Legend to Speak at Penn’s 258th Commencement

John Legend, a nine-time Grammy Award-winning soul artist, philanthropist and Penn alumnus will deliver the address at the University of Pennsylvania’s Commencement on Monday, May 19, Leslie Laird Kruhly, Vice President and University Secretary announced.

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Media Contact:Mindy Weinberg | wmin@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-746-1342
Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151February 10, 2014

Penn Libraries Symposium, Exhibition Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Beatles’ U.S. TV Performance

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles television performance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” in 1964 with an exhibit of a variety of printed materials of the group and a two-day symposium about the band’s influence on pop culture and rock music.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151February 10, 2014

Penn Performers Celebrate Culture Through South Asian Dancing With a Twist

Penn Dhamaka’s energetic, arm-pumping, feet-shuffling, body-twisting dance routines are inspired by traditional South Asian dance, but the all-male troupe’s flair is all their own.