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Penn Museum's 26th Annual Maya Weekend to Focus on "The Future of the Maya World"
March 20, 2008
PHILADELPHIA -– The preservation of ancient Maya sites, efforts to sustain modern Maya cultural traditions and the need to conserve vanishing tropical forests and coastal environments are all are on the agenda April 11-13 when the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology collaborates with the Nature Conservancy to present its 26th annual Maya Weekend.
”Remembered Light” at Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery
March 13, 2008
  PHILADELPHIA — “Remembered Light – Destruction and Resurrection: Glass Fragments from World War II,” which opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on March 29, is a traveling exhibit that presents the works of 13 contemporary European and American artists and incorporates shards of stained glass from destroyed churches.
New Book "Kerner Plus 40 Report" Assesses Racial Progress in America Since 1968 Kerner Commission Report
February 26, 2008
PHILADELPHIA –- The “Kerner Plus 40 Report” is an assessment of how far the nation has come in dealing with racial inequality and tensions 40 years after the seminal report issued by the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, known as the Kerner Commission.
Lynn Marsden-Atlass Named Director of the Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania
February 6, 2008
PHILADELPHIA — Lynn Marsden-Atlass, senior curator of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, has been named director of the Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania, effective March 3. “This is a great day for Penn’s arts and culture community,” Penn Provost Ron Daniels said. “We are indeed fortunate to welcome to Penn a nationally known curator and educator with Lynn’s remarkable range of experience.”
Randall Robinson, Carlos Alfonso Rosero to Speak at Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture in Social Justice at Penn
January 16, 2008
WHO: Randall Robinson, founder of the TransAfrica Forum, lawyer and best-selling author Carlos Alfonso Rosero, founding member of the Black Communities Process organization in ColombiaWHAT: 7th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture in Social Justice, “A Conversation on Reparations”WHEN: 5:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 25WHERE: Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Zellerbach Theater, 3680 Walnut St.
University of Pennsylvania Professor Measures 'In Your Face' Television Debates' Effect on Audiences
December 12, 2007
PHILADELPHIA–- Today’s “in your face” televised political debates evoke emotional reactions in viewers and cause them to think that opposing views are less legitimate, according to a University of Pennsylvania researcher. “Effects of ‘In-Your-Face’ Television Discourse on Perceptions of Legitimate Opposition,” published in the November issue of the American Political Science Review, was written by Diana C. Mutz, a professor of political science and communications at Penn.
Alumni Robert A. Fox and Penny Grossman Fox Give $10 Million to Endow Robert A. Fox Leadership Program
December 6, 2007
PHILADELPHIA -- Alumni Robert A. Fox and Penny Grossman Fox have made a gift of $10 million to endow and expand the Robert A. Fox Leadership Program in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. The program, established in 1999 through an initial gift from the Foxes, combines coursework, events and service experiences to inspire and equip undergraduates to assume leadership roles in their future endeavors. This most recent gift brings the Foxes’ total support of the program to more than $23 million.
University of Pennsylvania Launches RealArts@Penn With Six New Undergraduate Internships
December 5, 2007
PHILADELPHIA -- The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania has launched a new project called RealArts@Penn, created in part to integrate art-world practice into the intellectual life of the university. RealArts will sponsor six paid internships in the summer of 2008 at MTV Networks, Rolling Stone magazine, Brooklyn Films, Shore Fire Media, Grand Central Publishing (formerly Warner Books) and Women Make Movies.
Penn's Annenberg I-Neighbors Brings a Community Closer Together
November 27, 2007
PHILADELPHIA - The Internet can have a positive impact on the strength and growth of a community.  Just ask residents of a neighborhood in Savannah, Ga. It was there, on Nov. 20, that residents using the i-neighbors technology were alerted via e-mail to an incident of an armed robbery of one of their neighbors only moments after it happened.  The notification took place faster than the police or news media got the word out.  
Penn Professor Named to Leadership Role in New Neuroscience and Law Project
October 9, 2007
PHILADELPHIA - Stephen Morse, a University of Pennsylvania law and psychiatry professor, is among scientists, legal scholars, jurists and philosophers who will help integrate new developments in neuroscience into the U.S. legal system.   The Law and Neuroscience Project, based at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is being created by a $10 million MacArthur Foundation grant.  The program is the first systematic effort to bridge the fields of law and science in considering how courts should deal with new brain-scanning techniques as they apply to matters of law.