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Media Contact:Joseph J. Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | 215-746-1798
Media Contact:Kimberly Short | kimberly.short@alpha.org | 202-777-2511January 16, 2014

Penn HIV Researchers Deploy Large-Scale Intervention Project in South Africa

A large-scale human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) intervention/education effort aimed at helping South African men take a proactive role in the prevention of that disease has proven successful, an important development considering that country has the largest number of HIV infections in the world.

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

Penn Study: Unemployment Benefit Extensions Contribute to Unemployment

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The extension of unemployment benefits can account for much of the persistently high unemployment in the United States since the end of the Great Recession, according to a study led by University of Pennsylvania economics scholars.

The extension of unemployment benefits can account for much of the persistently high unemployment in the United States since the end of the Great Recession, according to a study led by University of Pennsylvania economics scholars.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604January 15, 2014

University of Pennsylvania Student Wins Churchill Scholarship

Sarah Foster, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded a Winston Churchill Scholarship, a merit-based award for American college students who are outstanding in engineering, mathematics and physical and biological sciences.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 15, 2014

Changing Higher Education: The Center for Minority-Serving Institutions at Penn

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Marybeth Gasman, historian and professor from the Graduate School of Education, is now the director of Penn's new Center for Minority-Serving Institutions, which officially launches with a town hall meeting and opening reception, Jan. 21.

A researcher at the University of Pennsylvania is changing the higher education landscape.

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Media Contact:Sara Stewart | sabrady@upenn.edu | 215-898-3617January 15, 2014

Exhibition Featuring William H. Johnson to Open at Penn's Arthur Ross Gallery

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"William H. Johnson: An American Modern" showcases rare paintings on display at the Arthur Ross Gallery through March 23.

A new exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) will feature rare paintings by William H. Johnson, from the collection of the James E. Lewis Museum at Morgan State University. An essential figure in modern American art, William H.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 14, 2014

Castro, Ifill Talk Race and Rights at the Penn MLK Lecture in Social Justice

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As a part of Penn's Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium for Social Change, Julián Castro and Sherrilyn Ifill will speak at the MLK Lecture in Social Justice, Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 5:30 p.m. in the Zellerbach Theatre. It is free and open to the public.

Julián Castro, the mayor of San Antonio, and Sherrilyn Ifill, the president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fu

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