Penn Creates Africana Studies Department

August 2, 2012

Dean Rebecca Bushnell and Camille Charles of the School of Arts and Sciences are quoted about the creation of Penn’s Africana Studies Department.

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Media Contact:Kim Menard | kim.menard@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-6183
Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elermer@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 1, 2012

Penn Physician and Chemist Win Presidential Early Career Awards

PHILADELPHIA — Two University of Pennsylvania professors have been named winners of Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460August 1, 2012

Hailing a Rickshaw: Penn Summer Program Offers High School Students Lessons in World Languages and Cultures

A few years of French or Spanish may fulfill a foreign-language requirement to graduate from high school.  But in today’s global environment, some career-minded young people want to learn critical international languages that aren’t widely taught in high school.

Enter the STARTALK program at the University of Pennsylvania.

Elie Wiesel a Beacon for Human Rights

July 31, 2012

Paul Hendrickson of the School of Arts and Sciences will be honored with the 2012 Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Nonfiction for Hemingway's Boat.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460
Media Contact:Sarah Stockton-Brown | sarah@grimmandgrove.com | 484-919-9883July 31, 2012

New Report From Penn’s Fels Institute Explores Growth of Local Governments Using Social Media

PHILADELPHIA – The Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania has released a new report, “The Rise of Social Government: An Advanced Guide and Review of Social Media’s Role in Local Government Operations,” providing hard data about the growing use of social media in local governments.

‘American Idol’-izing the Presidential Campaign

July 31, 2012

Diana Mutz of the Annenberg School for Communication and the School of Arts and Sciences pens an op-ed comparing the presidential campaign to the popular singing competition “American Idol.”

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | josey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460July 30, 2012

University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences Establishes Africana Studies Department

PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania has established the Department of Africana Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences.   

Out of Africa: Startling New Genetics of Human Origins

July 26, 2012

Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine discusses her new paper entitled Cell.

Article Source: Scientific American

Genetic Data and Fossil Evidence Tell Differing Tales of Human Origins

July 26, 2012

Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for her research on genomes and human origin.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 26, 2012

Penn’s Charles Kane Named Simons Investigator and Awarded $500,000 Grant

PHILADELPHIA — Charles Kane of the University of Pennsylvania has been awarded a five-year,  $500,000 grant from the Simons Foundation, as part of its inaugural class of Simons Investigators.