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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 13, 2015

Penn Presents Symposium on Social Change Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

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Now in its 20th year, Penn remembers MLK with the annual Day of Service activities on Jan. 19 and a series of 20 community events that run through Jan. 30. All events are free and open to the public.

The University of Pennsylvania will remember Martin Luther King Jr. with its 20th Annual Commemorative Symposium on Social Change, a series of nearly 20 community events, Jan. 19-30.

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Media Contact:Leo Charney | lcharney@upenn.edu | January 13, 2015

Eight Professors Appointed Penn Fellows

Eight faculty members at the University of Pennsylvania have been named Penn Fellows. The announcement was made today by Penn Provost Vincent Price and Anita Allen, vice provost for faculty.

New Art Museum Exhibit, ‘Represent,’ Showcases Black Artists From Its Collection

January 9, 2015

Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw of the School of Arts & Sciences is highlighted for curating an art exhibit titled “Represent

Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 8, 2015

Penn Announces 2015 Kelly Writers House Fellows

The University of Pennsylvania will host three celebrated writers as Kelly Writers House Fellows during the 2015 spring semester: poet Anne Waldman, editor and author Dorothy Allison and playwright and novelist Jessica Hagedorn.

Video: Penn A Cappella Group Perform for President, First Lady and Emmy Rossum at the White House

December 23, 2014

The Penn Shabbatones are highlighted for performing at the White House.


Article Source: Philadelphia Magazine
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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422December 19, 2014

Two Penn Singing Groups Perform at the White House

Two singing groups from the University of Pennsylvania earned coveted slots to sing at the White House for the president and first lady this month. The Penn Glee Club performed on Dec. 10 and the Shabbatones on Dec. 17.

Composer Has a Lifelong Fascination with Sounds

Erica Ball was just 3 years old when she begged her parents to let her play the piano. She doesn’t remember exactly what sparked her interest, but Ball says her fluency grew quickly as she progressed from playing on a tiny keyboard to a baby grand by middle school.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151January 5, 2015

Doing Good and Learning Leadership Skills at Penn

When University of Pennsylvania student Amy Phillips learned about the Girl Scouts at Penn program, she immediately joined.

Having been a Scout from kindergarten through high school, Phillips was thrilled to be able to continue her involvement at Penn.

Audio: Can Old Coffee Cause Yellow Fever?

December 12, 2014

David Barnes of the School of Arts & Sciences talks about his rotten coffee event and yellow fever.