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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 24, 2013

Nobel Laureate in Economics Thomas Sargent to Speak at Penn Social Science and Policy Forum Jan. 28

PHILADELPHIA – Thomas Sargent, a 2011 winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, will lecture on “Continental Drift: The Forces Underlying the Euro Crisis” on Jan. 28 from 4:30- 6:00 p.m. in College Hall, Room 200.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 23, 2013

Penn Students Raising Sports IQs Around the World

While you won’t find coverage of every big sports story out there on The Sports Quotient Web site, what you will find is smart and engaging sports analysis. The online publication is the brainchild of University of Pennsylvania junior Zachary Weiner.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 17, 2013

Penn Researcher Explores the World of the Sex Trade

While some Ivy League professors are clean-cut academics who wear suits with bowties and carry stacks of books from the library, others shatter that image. 

Instead, some wear jeans and explore very dark, far-away places.  One of those researchers studies the underworld of the sex trade -- not just in Philadelphia but also in New York City and in India.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151January 16, 2013

Penn’s Director of the Latin American and Latino Studies Program Honored

Emilio Parrado, director of the Latin American and Latino Studies program at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named one of the Delaware Valley’s Most Influential Latinos.

Al-Jazira met le prix fort pour relancer sa conquête des Etats-Unis

January 4, 2013

Marwan Kraidy of the Annenberg School for Communication discusses the recent acquisition of Current TV by Al-Jazeera.

Article Source: Le Monde
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194January 14, 2013

After Six Decades, Penn Archaeologists Carry on a Tradition of Research and Discovery in Turkey

In 1950, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology sent scholars to a site in central Turkey, about 50 miles southwest of Ankara. There they began an effort to uncover — literally and figuratively — details about the societies and cultures of the people who lived there hundreds to thousands of years before.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 8, 2013

Obama’s Big Egypt Test: Sinai

January 7, 2013

Graduate student Eric Trager of the School of Arts and Sciences pens an op-ed as part of a series of policy proposals titled, “Obama and the Middle East: Act Two.”

Article Source: The Atlantic

The Fear of the Foreign

December 12, 2012

Devesh Kapur of the School of Arts and Sciences writes about India’s lack of trust in its own institutions.

Article Source: Business Standard

US Colleges Pluck Britons as Fees Bite

December 16, 2012

Dean Eric J. Furda of Admissions comments on the rise in British applications to Penn.

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