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Arthur Ross Gallery to Feature Medieval, Renaissance Manuscripts from Free Library of Philadelphia
September 26, 2007
PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania's Arthur Ross Gallery will present "Treasured Pages: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts from the Free Library of Philadelphia" beginning Oct. 13 and running through Jan. 6. The exhibition features 43 codices and single leaves from one of the most significant collections in the United States.  The exhibition is a rare opportunity to view hidden treasures that provide a glimpse into medieval intellectual and artistic culture.
Journal of Blacks in Higher Education Ranks Adolph Reed as Most Cited Black Political Scientist
September 25, 2007
PHILADELPHIA -- Adolph Reed, professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, is the most cited black political scientist in the just published Journal of Blacks in Higher Education's Annual Citation Rankings of Black Scholars. With 59 citations, Reed holds the 14th spot overall in the JBHE Citation Rankings of Black Scholars in the Social Sciences and Humanities and is tied for the 16th spot overall with David Levering Lewis of New York University in the JBHE Citation Rankings of Black Scholars in the Arts and Humanities.  
Arthur Ross Gallery to Feature Medieval, Renaissance Manuscripts from Free Library of Philadelphia
September 21, 2007
PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania's Arthur Ross Gallery will present "Treasured Pages: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts from the Free Library of Philadelphia" beginning Oct. 13 and running through Jan. 6. The exhibition features 43 codices and single leaves from one of the most significant collections in the United States.  The exhibition is a rare opportunity to view hidden treasures that provide a glimpse into medieval intellectual and artistic culture.
Penn's Urban Nutrition Initiative Recognized as Best Year-round Program by Work Ready Philadelphia
August 20, 2007
PHILADELPHIA -- The Urban Nutrition Initiative, a program of the Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania, has been recognized as the best year-round YouthWorks program by Work Ready Philadelphia.  UNI was recognized for its youth projects that work to improve community food systems in Philadelphia.
Mennonite Photographs at Penn's Arthur Ross Gallery
July 2, 2007
PHILADELPHIA - "The Mennonites: Photographs by Larry Towell," which opens at the University of Pennsylvania's Arthur Ross Gallery on July 31, offers 50 photographs documenting a rare visual history of an isolated cultural group. The exhibit, which runs through Sept. 23, illustrates the Mennonites' integrity and lifestyle simplicity, giving viewers access into a devout religious group living in insular Mexican colonies where photography is generally forbidden.
Dedication Wednesday for Wave Forms, City's Newest Public Art Gracing Domus Complex at Penn
May 21, 2007
WHAT: Dedication of Philadelphia's latest public art project, "Wave Forms," designed by New York artist Dennis Oppenheim.  The work incorporates the 20,000-square-foot plaza and courtyard of the Domus residential complex, adjacent to the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, featuring lighting, hardscape and landscape in patterns of sound waves, as well as six aluminum and mesh bells, weighing a total of eight and a half tons, that will be eventually enveloped in foliage.
Penn School of Design Professor's Work to be Shown at Venice Biennale's International Art Exhibition
May 18, 2007
PHILADELPHIA -- Josh Mosley, a professor in the University of Pennsylvania's School of Design, is among the select artists who will show their work at the Venice Biennale's 52nd International Art Exhibition.   Mosley is a Penn professor of fine arts, animation and digital media and also a fellow at the American Academy in Rome.  He will exhibit his new work, "dread," featuring mixed media animation about philosophers Blaise Pascal and Jean-Jacques Rousseau during a nature walk in which they are not able to resolve their perspectives on the nature of things.  
Penn Vet Announces World Leadership and Student Inspiration Awards
April 25, 2007
PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has launched the first veterinary medicine awards of its kind designed to recognize innovation, creativity and leadership in the veterinary profession anywhere in the world.   The Penn Vet World Leadership in Animal Health Award will be presented annually to a veterinarian who has dramatically changed the practice and image of the profession and substantially influenced the lives and careers of others.  The award will provide $100,000 in unrestricted funding.
Ezra Pound Poetry Recordings Added to PennSound, Penn's Extensive Web Archive of MP3 Poetry Sound Files
April 11, 2007
PHILADELPHIA - MP3 sound files of rare poetry recordings of Ezra Pound, as well as a set of his previously unknown private recordings made in 1962-1972, are now available for download on PennSound, writing.upenn.edu/pennsound.  Based at the University of Pennsylvania, PennSound is the largest archive of digital poetry recordings online.   The PennSound Ezra Pound page, edited by leading translator and author Richard Sieburth, is at writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/x/Pound.html.
Actor Kal Penn to Teach at the University of Pennsylvania
March 26, 2007
PHILADELPHIA - Kal Penn, star of the new film "The Namesake" and known for his role as Kumar in the movie "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle," will be a guest instructor at the University of Pennsylvania.  He will teach two undergraduate courses in the spring semester of 2008 tentatively titled "Images of Asian Americans in the Media" and "Contemporary American Teen Films."