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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 13, 2012

Three University of Pennsylvania Professors Receive 2012 Guggenheim Fellowships

PHILADELPHIA – Jamal J.

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Media Contact: | | April 12, 2012

Paul Hendrickson to Give Talk on His Book 'Hemingway’s Boat' at Penn Lightbulb Café April 17

PHILADELPHIA – At the Penn Lightbulb Café on Tuesday, April 17, Paul Hendrickson, a senior lecturer in the University of Pennsylvania’s English Department, will discuss his award-winning book Hemingway’s Boat.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 11, 2012

Penn Hosts Africa Study Abroad Orientation

What is an International SOS card? Are pre-departure vaccinations required for some foreign travel? What to pack? When traveling abroad, it’s always better to know before you go.

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Media Contact: | | April 11, 2012

Two Days at Penn With Short Storyist John Barth

The short stories of American postmodern novelist John Barth have been required reading in creative writing courses at colleges and universities across the country for decades.

Barth's legacy of experimental fiction has earned him a dedicated following of readers in a career that has spanned seven decades.  His is a self-conscious and self-parodying writing that “acknowledges its own fixation on meta-narrative.”

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 10, 2012

Penn’s Fels Institute of Government Announces Public Policy Challenge Winner

PHILADELPHIA –- The Closing Schools, Opening Opportunities team has won the University of Pennsylvania Fels Institute of Government’s Third Annual Public Policy Challenge

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 10, 2012
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 4, 2012

How Novel: Penn LPS Teacher Writes for Tweens, Teens and Young Adults

“Perfect features, the right shoes, luminescent lip gloss and the instincts of barracudas” is how Melissa Jensen describes a group of high school freshmen in The Fine Art of Truth or Dare, her most recent novel.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 3, 2012

Ambassador David Shinn to Speak at Penn on 'China-Africa Relations: An Evolving Dynamic' April 4

                              WHO:             David Shinn, former U.S.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 2, 2012

Karen Detlefsen Awarded American Council of Learned Societies 2012 Collaborative Research Fellowship

PHILADELPHIA – Karen Detlefsen, associate professor of philosophy and education at the University of Pennsylvania, is the recipient of a 2012 American Council of Learned Societies Collaborative Research Fellowship.  She is among 15 s

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Media Contact: | | April 2, 2012

Penn GSE Student Uses Humor to Create Change

David Low is a funny guy. As a teacher in Arizona, he had funny students, and he is convinced they helped get rid of an unnecessary test.

Low, a Ph.D. student in the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, told the story at a recent meeting for teachers and prospective teachers in suburban Philadelphia.