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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 26, 2015

Arabic Language Immersion Preps Penn Senior for Government Service Career

Blake Harwood first developed a passion to learn languages in high school as a teenager in Highland Park, Ill. when she won a scholarship to study Arabic in Cairo for six weeks in a foreign exchange student program.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151March 31, 2015

Penn Abroad in Tanzania Is Educational, Enlightening and Thrilling

Waking up and seeing a two-ton elephant nearby sounds like it could be a scene from a movie, but that’s exactly what University of Pennsylvania student Hannah Watene experienced while studying abroad in Tanzania.

Me, Myself, and Authenticity

February 25, 2015

Mark Liberman of the School of Arts & Sciences comments on the rise of pronouns such as “I” and “we.”

Article Source: The Atlantic
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151February 23, 2015

Sharing Personal Stories of Penn’s Morris Arboretum

The history of the University of Pennsylvania’s Morris Arboretum has been chronicled in written stories over the years, but now an audio history series offers an insider’s view from people with strong ties to the organization from the early days to the present.

College, Poetry and Purpose

February 18, 2015

Anne Hall of the School of Arts & Sciences is referenced.

Article Source: New York Times

Rutendo Chigora: Rhodes Scholar & Activist

From Harare, Zimbabwe, Rutendo Chigora is a senior double majoring in international relations and political science, and minoring in English. In December, she was awarded one of the two Rhodes Scholarships available to students from Zimbabwe. She will study at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England.

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Students Glean Insights from an Ancient Skeleton at the Penn Museum

Penn students in the course, Living World in Archaeological Science, offered in the Penn Museum’s Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials (CAAM), have learned about scientific analysis of skeletal rem

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 13, 2015

Two University of Pennsylvania Alumni and a Student Win Gates Cambridge Scholarships

Three University of Pennsylvania-affiliated people have won Gates Cambridge Scholarships to pursue graduate degrees at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

They are Cassi Henderson and Jocelyn Perry, 2013 Penn graduates, and Nicolette Taku, a student at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine.

Making the Most of a Skeleton in Penn’s Basement

February 13, 2015

Janet Monge and William Hafford of the Penn Museum and under

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 10, 2015

University of Pennsylvania Announces 2015 Thouron Award Winners

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Three University of Pennsylvania students have received Thouron Awards to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom, Rocky Diegmiller of Wheeling, W.Va., Vinicius Ferreira of Deerfield Beach, Fla., and Kristina Pelekoudas of Irvine, Calif.

Three University of Pennsylvania students have received Thouron Awards to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom. The scholarship recipients are: