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Filmmaker/Author Tukufu Zuberi Documents How Africa Shapes the World

December 12, 2015

Tukufu Zuberi of the School of Arts & Sciences is profiled for his latest book, African Independence: How Africa Shapes the World.

Article Source: Philadelphia Tribune

When Should a Shooting Really Be Called ‘Terrorism’?

December 3, 2015

Anthea Butler of the School of Arts & Sciences suggests that the words used to discuss different crimes can reveal subconscious prejudices.

Article Source: Washington Post
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 6, 2016

Penn Attracts International Students and Those Who Study Abroad

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For international students, the University of Pennsylvania remains a destination of choice in higher education. Penn also sends a high number of American students to pursue studies abroad. Amy Shan and Connor Fairman are among them.

For international students, the University of Pennsylvania remains a destination of choice in higher education.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422 December 3, 2015
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Media Contact:Michele Berger | mwberger@upenn.edu | 215-898-6751November 30, 2015

Linguists at Penn Document Philadelphia ‘Accent’ of American Sign Language

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Linguists Jami Fisher and Meredith Tamminga of the University of Pennsylvania began a project to record American Sign Language variations in Philly, aided by a Research Opportunity Grant from the School of Arts and Sciences.

Jami Fisher, a lecturer in the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Linguistics, has a long history with American Sign Language.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151November 17, 2015

Penn Helps Secure World Heritage City Designation for Philadelphia

The Organization of World Heritage Cities has voted to name Philadelphia as a World Heritage City.

When It Comes to Surviving Mass Extinctions, Smaller Is Better

November 15, 2015

Lauren Sallan of the School of Arts & Sciences is highlighted for leading research that shows ancient mass extinction led to dominance of tiny fi

Article Source: Motherboard.com
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Media Contact:Gina Bryan | bryangm@upenn.edu | 215-898-8721
Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-8989-6460November 16, 2015

Penn Lightbulb Café Presents ‘A Medieval Buddhist Treatise on Love and Sex’

WHO:             Daud Ali

                      Associate Professor

                      Department of South Asia Studies

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Media Contact:Laura Cavender | cavender@upenn.edu | 215-746-6411November 18, 2015

Penn President Amy Gutmann to Receive 2015 Doer Award From Urban Affairs Coalition

Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, will receive the 2015 Doer Award from the Urban Affairs Coalition Friday morning in Philadelphia.

Myanmar and Its Film Industry Fear Election Could Mark End of Period of Freedom

November 6, 2015

Peter Decherney of the School of Arts & Sciences writes about the film industry in Myanmar.

Article Source: Forbes.com