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Bringing the World to Penn: Mexico’s Felipe Calderón Meets With Penn Students
September 27, 2017
In advance of his Sept. 26 appearance at the Penn Biden Leaders Dialogue with former Vice President Joe Biden, former Mexican President Felipe Calderón had a private meeting with about 40 graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Pennsylvania who are Mexicans.
One Degree, Two Schools: Undergrad Drawn to Penn and PAFA’s Coordinated Fine Arts Program
September 22, 2017
Gianna Del Rossi wants to up the game in video gameplay through her art by enriching the cacophony of sounds and spectacular visual effects that attract her and her friends to gaming. She is pursuing a four-year bachelor of fine arts degree in a unique program offered by the University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. The coordinated B.F.A. program dates back to the 1930s.
Russian and East European Studies Department Expands Approach to Region’s Languages and Literatures
September 22, 2017
To expand Penn's multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural approach to teaching and learning about the region, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures in the School of Arts and Sciences was renamed the Department of Russian and East European Studies, or REES, before the start of the 2017-18 academic year.
Opera Composed by Penn’s Jay Reise Celebrates 10th Anniversary in Russia
September 20, 2017
Celebrating its 10th year on stage in Russia, an opera composed by University of Pennsylvania music professor Jay Reise will be performed in Moscow’s new Stravinsky Hall this fall. The performances of Reise’s “Rasputin” by Russia’s Helikon Opera company are scheduled for Nov. 11 and 12 and will be conducted by Alexander Briger, founder and chief conductor of the Australian World Orchestra.
Penn Undergraduate Explores Dual Irish and Jewish Identity in the 20th Century
September 20, 2017
Rebecca Heilweil, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, spent this summer solidifying her future while looking into her past.
Obsidian Blues Is a New Poetry Chapbook by Penn Professor Herman Beavers
September 18, 2017
The line had been in his head for years: “I can’t stop thinking about corn.” Its meaning was a mystery for Herman Beavers, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Those six words waited more than a decade to come to life. Now that poem, “Hamilton Railroad Station,” is one of 15 in Beavers’ new chapbook, Obsidian Blues, celebrated at the Kelly Writers House. 
Penn Ph.D. Student Blends Archaeology, Anthropology, Historic Preservation and Ethics
September 14, 2017
Kasey Diserens, a Ph.D. student at the University of Pennsylvania, always wanted to find a way to link her interests in economic and social development with her passion for archaeology and ethics.
Attracting International Students, Penn Welcomes the World
September 7, 2017
Today, more than 5,000 international students call the University of Pennsylvania’s campus their academic home. This year, the number of undergraduate international student applications increased by 10 percent and on Aug. 28 Penn welcomed a freshman class with students from 72 countries.
Behind-the-Scenes Exploration, Penn Ph.D. Student Ramey Mize
September 7, 2017
Bright blue beadwork comes into view as Ramey Mize slowly pulls open a drawer in a storage room of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, revealing an intricate pattern with red and yellow on the smooth buckskin of a fringed Native American dress. Breathtaking, but is this the right one?
Penn M.L.A. Grad Helps Bring Japanese Artifacts Into the Spotlight After More Than a Century
September 6, 2017
Given as a gift to the Penn Museum more than a century ago, 187 Japanese archeological artifacts in storage are getting new attention through an object-based learning class at Penn this semester. Jonathan Singleton, a May graduate of Penn’s Master of Liberal Arts program, worked as a Museum summer intern to help catalog the objects.