Engaging Globally

Planet of the Apes: A Newer, Branched Picture of Human Roots in Africa

September 24, 2012

Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine and Joseph Lachance of the Perelman School of Medicine are cited for their research of human genetics.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 19, 2012

Animated Film Screenings Highlight Penn Conference

From Paleolithic cave paintings to the latest wave of 3D motion pictures, animation has captured our imagination by bringing objects to virtual life for thousands of years.

On Sept. 21-22, scholars and animation producers will meet at the University of Pennsylvania for a collaborative conference, “Enchanted Drawing II: Animation Across the Disciplines.”

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 17, 2012

As World’s Most Powerful Digital Camera Records First Images, Penn Team Gears Up to Study Dark Energy

Eight billion years ago, rays of light from distant galaxies began their long journey to Earth. On Sept. 17, that ancient starlight found its way to a mountaintop in Chile, where the newly constructed Dark Energy Camera, the most powerful sky-mapping machine ever created, captured and recorded it for the first time.

Alleged Filmmaker Says He Has No Regrets About Movie That Sparked Mideast Violence

September 14, 2012

Marwan Kraidy of the Annenberg School for Communication comments on YouTube being “a great opportunity for artists [that] also gives a platform to idiots and bigots.”

Article Source: Forbes
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Anti-American Unrest continues to Boil in the Middle East

Experts:

On Arab Media:

             Marwan M. Kraidy, Ph.D.

Professor of Communication

 On images of death and dying in the media:

            Barbie Zelizer, Ph.D.