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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.
University of Pennsylvania Students Converge on New Orleans for Spring-Break Volunteer Activities
March 6, 2008
WHO: University of Pennsylvania studentsWHAT: Grassroots volunteer efforts to rebuild New Orleans WHERE: New OrleansWHEN: March 7-16
Viruses Evolve To Play By Host Rules, According to University of Pennsylvania Researchers
March 3, 2008
PHILADELPHIA -- Biologists at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University have examined the complete genomes of viruses that infect the bacteria E. coli, P. aeruginosa and L. lactis and have found that many of these viral genomes exhibit codon bias, the tendency to preferentially encode a protein with a particular spelling. Researchers analyzed patterns of codon usage across 74 bacteriophages using the concept of a "genome landscape," a method of visualizing long-range patterns in a genome sequence.
Women of Color Day at Penn Features Awards Luncheon, Conference on Impact of Violence on Women of Color
February 29, 2008
WHO: Women of Color at the University of PennsylvaniaSpeakers include:Richard Gelles, Penn School of Social Policy and PracticedeanIra Harkavy, Penn’s Netter Center for CommunityPartnerships directorMichelle Kerr Spry, Mothers In ChargeJennifer Cronley, Congreso de Latinos UnidosGwendolyn Davis, Resources for ChangeWHAT: Conference and awards luncheon WHERE &
Heightened Weighing Discomfort Among Women May Increase Their Health Risks, Penn Study Indicates
February 28, 2008
PHILADELPHIA -– A new study from the University of Pennsylvania points to increased health risks for women owing to their higher level of discomfort about being weighed in public. The study showed that college-age females, more than their male counterparts, experience high degrees of discomfort at the prospect of being weighed in the presence of others. The study’s authors believe that some women may avoid necessary tests and treatments when a doctor visit includes a step on a public scale.
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.
University of Pennsylvania Selected as a Site of Leonore Annenberg/Woodrow Wilson Teaching Program
February 14, 2008
PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania has been selected by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation as one of four sites to host the new Leonore Annenberg/Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship program.
Former President Bill Clinton to Deliver Opening Address of "Kerner Plus 40" Symposium at Penn Feb. 28
February 14, 2008
PHILADELPHIA – Former President Bill Clinton will deliver the opening address of the “Kerner Plus 40” Symposium at 11 a.m., Feb. 28, in Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce St., on the University of Pennsylvania campus. A limited number of seats will be reserved for PennCard holders. Tickets, which are free, are required and will be available on a first come-first served basis Feb. 25-26 for PennCard holders only from the Annenberg Center for Performing Arts Box Office, 3680 Walnut St., only one ticket per person.
Penn and International League for Human Rights Sponsor Public Lecture on Politics and Human Rights in Russia
February 11, 2008
WHO: Lev Ponomarev, executive director, All-Russian Movement for Human Rights William Burke-White, assistant professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania Benjamin Nathans, associate professor of history at Penn Robert Arsenault, president, International League for Human Rights WHAT: Public lecture on “Politics and Human Rights in Russia: a Report from the Front Lines” WHEN: Feb. 14, 5 p.m.
Penn Students Release Briefing Paper on Philadelphia Housing and Community Development Plan
February 7, 2008
Students in a government-administration class at the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania have released a briefing report on Philadelphia housing issues.