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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151May 19, 2015

Penn Students Share Stories Through Rap Music

For members of the Korean rap group Klass, expressing themselves through their music is empowering them to learn new skills and inspiring them to pursue their passions.

When the group’s founder James An, was 10, his family moved from Gwangmyeong-Si, South Korea, to Vancouver, British Columbia, and as he was adapting to life in Canada he would emulate rap performers such as Eminem.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151May 14, 2015

Three Penn Lecturers Named American Institute of Architects Fellows

Lecturers Neil Denari, Scott Erdy and David McHenry of the University of Pennsylvania School of Design have been named to the American Institute of Architects’ prestigious College of Fellows. They are among 147 AIA members elected as 2015 Fellows.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151May 14, 2015

Penn Students Help Fight Local Hunger

Thanks to a creative collaboration, students at the University of Pennsylvania presented a check for $7,291.25 to the local hunger relief organization Philabundance, on May 1.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422May 14, 2015

Penn Grad Center’s Buddy Program Aims to Span International Cultural Gaps

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When Fernando Gama of Argentina and Tanya Jain and Manas Shukla, both of India, began graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, they wanted to make new friends with all kinds of backgrounds. So did grad students from other schools, including Ling Gu and Xinwei Liu, both of China, Vera Partem, a Ukranian-American from Philadelphia, and many others.

By Julie McWilliams

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460May 7, 2015

Penn Students Receive State Department Critical Language Scholarships

Seven University of Pennsylvania students have been awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships for study during the summer of 2015:

Philadelphia-area Universities Line Up Diverse Group of Commencement Speakers

May 4, 2015

The 2015 commencement speaker, U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power, is mentioned.


Article Source: CBS Philly
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Media Contact:Deborah Lang | dlang@upenn.edu | 215-880-2372
Media Contact:Megan Schmidgal | megands@design.upenn.edu | 215-898-2539April 30, 2015

Penn IUR’s Monument Lab Leverages Culture to Inspire Dialogue for the City

Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia, a collaborative project based at the Penn Institute for Urban Research, the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, and the City of Philadelphia, is pleased to announce partnerships with three of Philadelphia’s major arts and culture organizations: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Philadelphia Center for Architecture and RAIR (Recycled Artist in Residency).

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Media Contact:Jill Katz | katzj@ica.upenn.edu | 215-573-9975April 29, 2015

$10 Million Gift Elevates ICA’s Artist-centered Vision

Amy Sadao, Daniel W. Dietrich, II Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at the University of Pennsylvania, announces a monumental gift of $10 million for ICA’s curatorial program generously given by Daniel W. Dietrich, II. The largest gift in the museum’s history nearly doubles ICA’s endowment.

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Media Contact:Sarah Jarvis | sjarv@sas.upenn.edu | (215) 898-1390
Media Contact:Sarah Larson | sarah@furiarubel.com | 215-340-0480April 29, 2015

University of Pennsylvania’s Master of Chemical Sciences Program Partners with Baruch S. Blumberg Institute

Partnership offers research and work experience to Penn graduate students

Thinking Globally, Educating Locally

April 28, 2015

Provost Vincent Price is interviewed about the Penn Wharton China Center in Beijing.


Article Source: China Daily