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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 23, 2015

Open Learning Initiative Reaches Penn Alumni Online and Around the Globe

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Last semester, Penn offered a modified, alumni-exclusive version of “History of the Slave South,” an online course taught by history professor Stephanie McCurry from the School of Arts & Sciences.

For the first time last fall, the University of Pennsylvania invited Quakers from around the globe to participate in an alumni-exclusive version of a massive open online course.

National Jewish Book Awards Cite Philly Authors

January 19, 2015

Kathryn Hellerstein of the School of Arts & Sciences is featured for winning the Barbara Dobkin Award for Women’s S

Article Source: Jewish Exponent
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Media Contact:Gina Bryan | bryangm@upenn.edu | 215-898-8721 January 22, 2015

Penn Lightbulb Café Presents ‘Talk Like a Philadelphian’

Philadelphians have a unique way of speaking that extends far beyond “youse,” “jawn” and “wit wiz or witout?” Drawing on 40 years of intensive research conducted at Penn on the Philadelphia accent, Professor Tamminga will play recordings of speech of typical Philadelphians, identifying the words and sounds that make “Philly speak” unique.

WHO:

Meredith Tamminga

Assistant Professor

Department of Linguistics

Penn Arts & Sciences

University of Pennsylvania

WHAT:

Penn Lightbulb Café, ‘Talk Like a Philadelphian’

WHEN:

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 6-7 p.m.  

WHERE:

World Cafe Live Upstairs, 3025 Walnut St.,

The talk is part of the Penn Lightbulb Café, a free public-lecture series presented by Penn Arts & Sciences and the Office of University Communications that takes arts, humanities and social-sciences scholarship out of the classroom for a night on the town. Each hour-long talk begins at 6 p.m. and is followed by an audience Q&A. Café events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Menu items will be available for purchase.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 21, 2015

Penn’s Lorene Cary Announces Safe Kids Stories Initiative

Lorene Cary, a senior lecturer in the English Department in the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts & Sciences, is leading a new initiative called Safe Kids Stories, a website and social movement designed to promote Philadelphia programs that create safe havens for children and youth.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151January 21, 2015

Seeing The World Through New Penn Summer Abroad Programs

Students at the University of Pennsylvania can study in Cuba thanks to a Penn Summer Abroad program in Havana.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422February 3, 2015

Penn Trustees Approve Design for Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics

The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics has received design development approval from the University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422January 16, 2015

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships Open Doors for Penn Students

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Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, the FLAS program offers undergraduate and graduate-level academic year and summer fellowships to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled full time and who want to study a modern African, Middle Eastern or South Asian language as part of their academic life.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, the FLAS program offers undergraduate and graduate-level academic year and summer fellowships to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled full time and who want to study a modern African, Middle Eastern or South Asian language as part of their academic life.

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Media Contact: | | January 15, 2015

December Penn Grad Forges U.S./Middle East Dialogue Via Dorm Room Diplomacy

A deal he struck with his parents has enabled recent University of Pennsylvania grad Zachary Levine to pursue his passion for conducting international relations on the Internet. Levine has spent the last three years as president of Dorm Room Diplomacy, a nonprofit that uses online videoconferences to foster mutual understanding between students in the West and Middle East.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 14, 2015

Rosario Dawson Headlines MLK Lecture in Social Justice at Penn Jan. 20

On Jan. 20, the Center for Africana Studies presents the 14th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture in Social Justice.

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Media Contact:Sara Stewart | sabrady@upenn.edu | 215-898-2083January 29, 2015

Acclaimed Photographer Paul Strand at Penn's Arthur Ross Gallery

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From Jan. 31-March 29, Penn's Arthur Ross Gallery will host Paul Strand: The Mexican Portfolio. The Gallery is free and open to the public.

The Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania presents Paul Strand: The Mexican Portfolio, a traveling exhibition organized by the Syracuse University Art Galleries. It opens to the public on January 31, 2015.