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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460March 20, 2013

Penn Student and Four Alums Awarded Rare Book School Mellon Fellowships

Marissa Nicosia, a doctoral candidate in English at the University of Pennsylvania, and four alumni are recipients of Rare Book School Mellon Fellowships in Critical Bibliography for early-career scholars.

Special Collections, Welcoming Views

After a three-year renovation project, the top floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center could become one of the most popular spots on campus, boasting expanded study and meeting spaces, along with breathtaking bird’s-eye views.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460March 18, 2013

Penn Prof Unpacks the Zoot Suit in “Thinking With the Past” Lecture

The zoot suit is remembered as a “killer-diller” men’s suit of a long bygone era, but it was more than just a fashion statement, as research by Kathy Peiss, a University of Pennsylvania historian, shows. 

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460March 15, 2013
Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460March 8, 2013

Ten Students Appointed to RealArts@Penn Internships

The 10 RealArts@Penn summer internship positions aren’t jobs for gophers or work experiences that look better on resumes than in real life.

N.J. Physician’s Side Interest Is Truly Homeric

March 7, 2013

Sheila Murnaghan of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on traditional ways to date the works of Homer.

Article Source: Philly.com

Taunts, Tweets, and Black Girl Genius

March 6, 2013

Salamishah Tillet of the School of Arts and Sciences shares her thoughts about controversial remarks made about young actress Quvenzhané Wallis.

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This Term, Teachers Are Trending; A Star Turn at the Online Lectern

March 5, 2013

Al Filreis of the School of Arts and Sciences is mentioned for his online Modern Poetry class via Coursera.

Article Source: The Wall Street Journal
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Media Contact:Stephen MacCarthy | smaccar@upenn.edu | 215-898-8722February 28, 2013

Penn Campaign Raises $4.3 Billion, Transforming the University

After seven years of widespread support and alumni participation, the University of Pennsylvania culminated its Making History Campaign, raising $4.3 billion, strengthening Penn’s position among the world’s foremost universities and making major breakthroughs in addressing society’s most complex challenges, Penn President Amy Gutmann announced today.

19th-century Pa. Immigrant Reburied in Ireland

February 28, 2013

Janet Monge of the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted about the reburial of an Irish immigrant found at Duffy’s Cut.

Article Source: ABC News