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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 15, 2010

Rebecca Bushnell’s Term as Dean of Arts and Sciences at University of Pennsylvania Is Extended

PHILADELPHIA –- University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price announced today that Rebecca Bushnell has agreed to extend her term as dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Penn until June 30, 2013.

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Media Contact:jJennifer Oxenford jmacdoug@magpi.net | jmacdoug@magpi.net | 215-898-0341 October 15, 2010

MAGPI’s First Annual Content Provider Carnival Is Coming to Town – Virtually

Step Right Up, Step Right Up -- for the First Annual MAGPI Content Provider Carnival where 22 amazing distance learning content providers will come together all under one virtual tent via live webcast to schools across the country!!

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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422October 14, 2010

Job Seekers Urged to Visit Job Fair Monday at Penn



WHAT:            The Mayor's Office of Faith Based Initiatives Job Fair, held in cooperation with the University of Pennsylvania’s Office of the Chaplain and Office of Community and Government Affairs and the Human Resources offices of the University and the Penn Health System

WHERE:          Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce St., on the Penn campus 

Meatless Eating Is Hot on Philadelphia College Campuses

October 14, 2010

Victor Galli and Leah Abrams, students in the School of Arts Sciences, and Ian Penkala, a student in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, discuss Penn’s vegetarian dining options.

Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News

Opening of Barnes & Noble Key Factor of Rowan Project

October 8, 2010

Penn is cited for its neighborhood re-vitalization efforts.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 8, 2010

Penn’s Center for Tech Transfer Wins Award for Industry/University/Government Research

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Technology Transfer has been honored with a Deal of Distinction Award by the Licensing Executive Society (USA and Canada) Inc.

The award was given for a collaborative research agreement forged earlier this year by Penn and pharmaceutical company Astra Zeneca that will make use of academic and private-industry resources to generate new Alzheimer’s disease drug candidates for clinical development.

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Penn Creative Writing Lecturer Max Apple Wins Pew Fellowship

PHILADELPHIA –- Writer Max Apple, a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania and longtime member of Penn’s Kelly Writers House community, has won a 2010 Pew Fellowship in the Arts.

He is among 12 Philadelphia-area artists awarded the $60,000 fellowships.

Apple has published three collections of stories, “The Oranging of America,” “Free Agents” and “The Jew of Home Depot”; two novels, “Zip “and “Propheteers”; and two books of non-fiction, “Roommates” and “I Love Gootie.” 

Pew: Rate of People Moving Into Philly Exceeds Rate of Those Moving Out

October 7, 2010

Janice Madden of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Wharton School discusses Philadelphia in-migration.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

11-Day DesignPhiladelphia Festival Spotlights City's Creativity

October 8, 2010

Andrew Dahlgren and Alexandra Schmidt-Ullrich of the School of Design are cited for being curators of “Philly Works.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Mario Vargas Llosa, Nobel Prize in Literature


Dr. James English

Director, Penn Humanities Forum

University of Pennsylvania


• Author of “The Economy of Prestige: Prizes, Awards and the Circulation of Cultural Value”

 • Has taught a range of courses in 20th-century literature and culture, from general surveys of modernist and postmodernist literature to advanced seminars in globalization and critical theory.