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Gift Creates a Lab for the Digital Humanities at Penn

A $7 million gift from Penn Arts and Sciences Overseer Michael J. Price, W’79, and his wife Vikki will establish the Price Lab for the Digital Humanities. The centerpiece of the new Penn Arts and Sciences strategic initiative Humanities in the Digital Age, the Price Lab will provide the technological hardware and technical support staff necessary for a robust program that reaches across the University.

New Gift from Robert and Penny Fox Adds Global Dimension to Fox Leadership Program at Penn

A new $5 million gift from Robert and Penny Fox to the Fox Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania will create Fox Leadership International, adding a global dimension to all of the program’s initiatives.

To Stop Violence, Start at Home

February 3, 2015

Salamishah Tillet of the School of Arts & Sciences co-authors an op-ed on domestic violence.

Article Source: New York Times

Cherry Hill House Designed by Louis Kahn for Sale

February 1, 2015

William Whitaker of the School of Design speaks of Philadelphia architect Louis Kahn saying, “He was a master of natura

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194January 29, 2015

Penn Senior Emma Schad Investigates the Politics of Philadelphia’s Parks

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Growing up in Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania senior Emma Schad spent countless days in the city’s parks, enjoying nature within the urban cityscape. Now, as a science, technology and society major with a minor in environmental science, Schad has turned a scholarly eye toward examining how Philadelphia manages its 186 parks.

By Sarah Welsh

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151January 28, 2015

Gospel Choir Fuels Hopefulness and Happiness at Penn

For members of the New Spirit of Penn Gospel Choir, singing and producing shows together is a joyful and meaningful part of their educational experience at the University of Pennsylvania.

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

Penn Professor Kathryn Hellerstein Wins National Jewish Book Award

The Jewish Book Council has named University of Pennsylvania professor Kathryn Hellerstein recipient of the 2014 Barbara Dobkin Award for Women’s Studies for her A Question of Tradition: Women Poets in Yiddish, 1586-1987 (Stanford University Press, 2014).

Such a Stoic

February 2, 2015

Emily Wilson of the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for her book The Greatest Empire: A Life of Seneca<

Article Source: The New Yorker
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 23, 2015

Penn PIK Professor Dorothy Roberts to Receive APA’s 2015 Fuller Award

The American Psychiatric Association has named University of Pennsylvania professor Dorothy Roberts recipient of the 2015 Solomon Carter Fuller Award in recognition of her demonstrated leadership and exceptional achievements.

The award honors “a Black citizen who has pioneered in an area which has significantly benefitted the quality of life for Black people.”

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 23, 2015

Open Learning Initiative Reaches Penn Alumni Online and Around the Globe

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Last semester, Penn offered a modified, alumni-exclusive version of “History of the Slave South,” an online course taught by history professor Stephanie McCurry from the School of Arts & Sciences.

For the first time last fall, the University of Pennsylvania invited Quakers from around the globe to participate in an alumni-exclusive version of a massive open online course.