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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194June 16, 2014

Penn’s Margaret Bruchac Uses Unique Approach to Identify Native American Objects

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Anthropology professor Margaret Bruchac's approach to research, which she refers to as “restorative methodologies,” involves tapping into multiple data streams, including oral tradition, university archives, anthropological publications, physical evidence, craft technologies and social memory.

Early American history is marked by multiple displacements of Native American peoples due to multiple removals from their original Indigenous territories. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, anthropologists participated in other forms of removal by collecting Indigenous narratives and objects for museums.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151June 3, 2014

2012 Portfolio by Penn’s Terry Adkins Reconsidered Through Exhibition

Following the death in February of the University of Pennsylvania’s Terry Adkins, a fine arts professor in the School of Design, Matt Neff, found a way to pay tribute his former colleague in a special way.
 

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194May 21, 2014
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 12, 2014

Penn GSE Researcher Helps MTV Launch Anti-Bias Campaign

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MTV has launched Look Different, a new anti-bias campaign, with the help of Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher, the associate director of the International Educational Development Program at Penn's Graduate School of Education.

One researcher at the University of Pennsylvania wants her MTV -- and has contributed to the development of the network’s new anti-bias campaign, Look Different.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 9, 2014

Two Penn Professors Receive Humboldt Awards

Two University of Pennsylvania professors have been awarded Humboldt Research Awards to fund year-long collaborations with colleagues in Germany.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151May 8, 2014
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194May 6, 2014

LabTV Showcases Penn Researchers and Student Filmmakers

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A series of videos produced by student filmmakers at the University of Pennsylvania has put young biomedical researchers around campus in the spotlight.

A series of videos produced by student filmmakers at the University of Pennsylvania has put young biomedical researchers around campus in the spotlight.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194 April 30, 2014

Two Penn Professors Elected to National Academy of Sciences

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Charles Kane and Scott Poethig of the University of Pennsylvania have been elected members of the National Academy of Sciences, considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded a United States scientist or engineer.

Charles Kane and Scott Poethig of the University of Pennsylvania have been elected members of the National Academy of Sciences, considered one of the highest honors that can be acc

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 3, 2014

Penn Models of Excellence Award Winners Honored

On April 3, 600 members of the Penn community gathered in Irvine Auditorium at the University of Pennsylvania to honor the 2014 Models of Excellence, Pillars of Excellence and Model Supervisor Award winners. 

Penn President Amy Gutmann, Provost Vincent Price and Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli were on hand to make the presentations and applaud the honorees.

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Media Contact:Mike Mahoney | mahoneyw@upenn.edu | 215-898-9232March 24, 2014

M. Grace Calhoun Named Athletic Director at University of Pennsylvania

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M. Grace Calhoun has been named director of recreation and intercollegiate athletics at the University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1. The announcement was made today by Provost Vincent Price, who chaired the search committee.

M. Grace Calhoun has been named director of recreation and intercollegiate athletics at the University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1. The announcement was made today by Provost Vincent Price, who chaired the search committee.