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New Book Explores Culinary Culture From Around the World

May 1, 2014

The Penn Museum’s new book, Culinary Expeditions: A Celebration of Food and Culture, is featured.

Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 2, 2014

Students at Penn Take the Sound of Music to Lea Elementary

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As a part of Molly McGlone's "Music in Urban Spaces" course, three times a week, Penn Arts & Sciences students travel to the Henry C. Lea Elementary School in West Philadelphia to serve as in-classroom music mentors.

The University of Pennsylvania’s connection to the Henry C. Lea Elementary School is bringing music to the students’ ears there, morning, noon and night.

Where Yinz at

April 29, 2014

William Labov of the School of Arts and Sciences says, “I think Philadelphia is torn between its northern and southern heritage.”

Article Source: Slate.com

The Piketty Panic on the Left

April 25, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences writes about a review of Thomas Piketty’s new book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century.

Article Source: Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 28, 2014

Merging Engineering and Imagination, Four Penn Juniors Turn Dreams Into Reality

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John Nappo, Sade Oba, Emre Tanirgan and Gabrielle Patterson competed in Walt Disney Imagineering’s 23rd Imaginations competition, in which student teams devised city-scale interactive experiences.

By Marjorie Ferrone

It can take what John Nappo calls “blood, sweat and tears” to materialize a dream, but this is the price he and fellow University of Pennsylvania students Sade Oba, Emre Tanirgan and Gabrielle Patterson say they willingly paid in return for a finalist position in Walt Disney Imagineering’s 23rd Imaginations competition.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 22, 2014

Penn Senior Alice Xie to Give Emerging Scholar Talk on China’s Economic Growth

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Alice Xie, a University of Pennsylvania senior, will deliver the Communication Within the Curriculum Emerging Scholar Talk on April 23 at 6:30 p.m. in Stiteler Hall Room B26, 208 S. 37th St.

Alice Xie, a University of Pennsylvania senior, will deliver the Communication Within the Curriculum Emerging Scholar Talk on April 23 at 6:30 p.m. in Stiteler Hall Room B26, 208 S. 37th St.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 22, 2014

Race and Sports Lecture at Penn Presents ‘Little Ballers’ Film Screening and Discussion

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“Little Ballers” tells the story of four diverse 11-year-old boys and their legendary coach as they set out to win an AAU National Championship. A discussion with Bill Rhoden, The New York Times sports columnist, and “Little Ballers” director Crystal McCrary will follow the screening. The screening and discussion is a presentation of the University of Pennsylvania Annual Race and Sports Lecture, held every year during the Penn Relays. It is sponsored by Penn’s Wharton Sports Business Initiative and Center for Africana Studies.

WHO:             Bill Rhoden, The New York Times sports columnist

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Media Contact:Jayne Perilstein | perilste@usc.edu | 213-814-9015
Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151April 21, 2014

Audio: Parenting Styles and Children’s Lives

April 17, 2014

Annette Lareau of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses how children of different socioeconomic backgrounds are influenced by their parents’ styles.

Audio: Museum of Antiquity Emphasizes Current History of Native Americans [photos]

April 16, 2014

Lucy Fowler Williams of the Museum and Tina Fragoso of Admissions are interviewed about the show “Native American Voices: The People, Here and Now.”