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”Kings, Chiefs and Women of Power: Images From Nigeria” to Open at Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery
October 17, 2008
PHILADELPHIA — “Kings, Chiefs and Women of Power: Images From Nigeria,” which opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on Nov. 14, is an exhibit of 30 large Cibachrome prints by Phyllis Galembo. These photographs, taken in 1993-1994, highlight the costumes, customs and traditions of the Benin and southern Nigerian communities.
Public Invited to Penn Seminar on the State of Muslim Radicalization in Europe
October 16, 2008
WHAT: Dr. Peter Neumann of King’s College London will discuss the European Commission-funded study, “Recruitment and Mobilization for the Islamist Militant Movement in Europe.” This study, and others, will form the basis for EU policy making in preventing violent radicalization. Based on secondary research as well as extensive fieldwork in Britain, France and Spain, the report provides the most comprehensive picture of the methods through which Islamist militants in Europe mobilize supporters and find new recruits. WHO:
”Process in Print” at Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery
August 29, 2008
  PHILADELPHIA — “Process in Print: The David and Susan Goode Collection,” which opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on Sept. 13, is an exhibit of 30 master prints dating from the early 20th century to the present that features various methods of printmaking, including aquatint, etching, intaglio, lithography, silkscreen, screenprint and woodblock. The earliest work in the collection is Edward Hopper’s etching “The Locomotive, 1923” and the most recent, “Stump, 2000,” is a woodcut by the late Neil Welliver, a Penn professor emeritus.
Penn Museum Launches Penn Cultural Heritage Center
August 20, 2008
PHILADELPHIA –- The Penn Cultural Heritage Center, dedicated to expanding scholarly and public awareness, discussion and debate about complex issues surrounding the world’s endangered cultural heritage, has been established at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Philadelphia.
Penn President Amy Gutmann Named to ServiceNation Summit Leadership Council
August 4, 2008
PHILADELPHIA -- Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, has agreed to serve on the ServiceNation Summit Leadership Council, joining a group of influential individuals from diverse sectors of American life, including media, business, government, education, entertainment and philanthropy who endorse a comprehensive new proposal for enhancing service opportunities across the country.
Penn Music Professor Jay Reise's "Rasputin" to Receive its Russian Premiere in Moscow
August 1, 2008
PHILADELPHIA –- “Rasputin,” an opera in two acts with music and libretto by Jay Reise, professor of music composition at the University of Pennsylvania, will have its Russian premiere Oct. 1-5 at the Helikon Opera in Moscow.
The Penn Top Ten: 2008 Summer Reading List
May 2, 2008
The Penn Top 10 The faculty and staff of Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania have taken literary stock of their favorite books and chosen 10 for a 2008 summer reading list of oldies and newer selections. In alphabetical order they are: 1. “Brief Encounters with Che Guevara” by Ben Fountain (2007)2. “Fathers Playing Catch with Sons: Essays on Sport” by Donald Hall (1984)
Penn Museum to Celebrate the Republic of Turkey
May 2, 2008
PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology will spotlight Turkey in Turkish Delight! from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday, May 3.
Two Penn Professors Win 2008 Guggenheim Fellowships
April 10, 2008
PHILADELPHIA – Michael Leja, professor of art history in the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences and Don Mitchell, a visiting scholar in residence in Penn’s Annenberg School for Communication have been awarded fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Leja studies the visual arts in various media; painting, sculpture, film, photography, prints and illustrations in the 19th and 20th centuries, primarily in the United States. As a Guggenheim Fellow, he will work on a research project on the flood of pictures in the mid nineteenth century.
Penn’s Fox Leadership Program Partners With Girl Scouts for “Stand Up!” Leadership Workshop April 5
April 4, 2008
  WHO: Junior Girl Scouts from West and North PhiladelphiaFox Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania Girl Scouts at Penn ClubGirl Scouts of Eastern PennsylvaniaWHAT: “Stand Up!” leadership, self-esteem and self-defense workshopWHERE: Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce St.WHEN:   WHO: