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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.”

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 17, 2014

Film Diplomacy Topic of Dick Wolf Cinema Studies Conference at Penn

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Scholars, filmmakers and government officials gathering for The Second Annual Dick Wolf Conference “Film Diplomacy in the Digital Age” will explore the role of film, video and digital media as tools of social change and control in global politics on April 18.

 

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 16, 2014

Penn Junior Ariel Koren Wins Truman Scholarship

Ariel Koren, a junior at the University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded a Harry S. Truman Scholarship, a merit-based award for college students who plan to pursue graduate or professional degrees to prepare for careers in government or public service.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151April 14, 2014

Expanding Minds, Improving Language Skills ‘at Home’ at Penn

The classroom is not the only place at the University of Pennsylvania where a student can learn a language.

Gregory College House’s residential modern languages program offers five “language houses” where students can enjoy new cultural experiences and improve their language proficiency.