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Media Contact:Sara Stewart | arg@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-898-3617January 9, 2012

"In Material: Fiber 2012" at Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery

PHILADELPHIA — “In Material: Fiber 2012” opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on Saturday, Jan. 28. 

Featuring four artists who bring innovation to the field of fiber art through their use of unexpected materials, “In Material” deconstructs the popular definition of textile art.

California-based Lucy Arai re-invigorates the practice of sashiko, a decorative stitching process, and applies it to handmade paper and mixed media.

Asian Firms Tap Western Business Schools

January 8, 2012

Harbir Singh, Martin Hackett and Sandhya Karpe of the Wharton School discuss Asian firms reaching out to Western business schools for future leaders.

Article Source: New York Times

Audio: FlackCheck: Separating Facts From Political Malarkey

January 5, 2012

FlackCheck.org and Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center are highlighted for analyzing deceptive political messages.

Bailout Concerns Mounting for Federal Housing Agency

January 3, 2012

Joseph Gyourko of the Wharton School comments on fears of bailout for the FHA.

Article Source: CNN Money

Look for These 3 Law School Trends in 2012

January 2, 2012

The Law School is mentioned for the J.D./M.B.A. program in three years instead of the traditional four years.

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report

10 Questions for the Dean of Admissions of the University of Pennsylvania

January 4, 2012

Dean Eric Furda and Patrick Bredehoft of Admissions are featured about the undergraduate admissions process, especially as it applies to students from India.

Article Source: New York Times

Physicians Group Adds Social Media Guidelines to Ethics Manual

January 2, 2012

Raina Merchant of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about the American College of Physicians’ addition of social media guidelines to its ethics manual.

Shame on Maryland

January 3, 2012

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education shares her views on the treatment of historically black colleges and universities in Maryland.

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Media Contact:Pam Kosty | pkosty@upenn.edu | (215) 898-4045January 4, 2012

Penn Museum 125th Anniversary Celebration, Launch of Online Collections Database

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology on the Penn campus in Philadelphia dates its official founding to December 6, 1887. On that date, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania resolved to send “an exploring expedition to Babylonia”—with the stipulation that the University would build “suitable accommodations” to house any artifacts that the first expedition team, and others, would bring back.

African American Children in Mennonite Families Bridge Two Worlds

December 26, 2011

Dean Richard Gelles of the School of Social Policy and Practice says, “There’s a general lack of knowledge about the civil rights movement whether you’re black, white, or green.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer