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Straightening Out Beauty Politics of Black Hair

February 28, 2013

Anthea Butler of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on The Politics of Black Women’s Hair Symposium.

Article Source: Philly.com

Geneticists Estimate Publication Date of the ‘Iliad’

February 27, 2013

Brian Rose of the Penn Museum comments on Homer’s “Iliad.”

Article Source: Scientific American
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151
Media Contact:Pam Kosty | pkosty@upenn.edu | 215-898-4045February 26, 2013
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 25, 2013

University of Pennsylvania Hosts Day-long Symposium on 'The Politics of Black Women’s Hair' March 1

WHO:             Featured speakers and invited guests:

                        Melissa Harris Perry, MSNBC host, Tulane University professor of political science and author of Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes and Black Women in America

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 21, 2013

The Penn Science Café and Penn Lightbulb Café Return

PHILADELPHIA-- The Penn Science Café and the Penn Lightbulb Café are back, bringing the University of Pennsylvania’s top scholars out on the town to share their res

Mosaic Tells Nearly 2,000-Year-Old Story

One of the world’s largest and best-preserved stone mosaics has made its final U.S. stop at the Penn Museum.

The Museum’s “Unearthing a Masterpiece: A Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel” exhibition displays a 13-foot by 24-foot section of the Lod Mosaic, from 300 C.E.

Penn Professor Wins Best Documentary and Best Director at San Diego Black Film Festival

February 18, 2013

Tukufu Zuberi of the School of Arts and Sciences is highlighted for winning awards at the 2013 San Diego Black Film Festival for his first film “African Independence.”

Article Source: Metro
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 20, 2013

Floored by Third-century Roman Mosaic

February 19, 2013

Kate Quinn and Brian Rose of the Penn Museum are quoted about the “Unearthing a Masterpiece” exhibition.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194February 15, 2013

Penn’s Rebecca Stein Will Engage Online Economics Students in the ‘Active Sport’ of Learning

Many professors who embark on teaching a massive open online class, or MOOC, may be apprehensive about conveying their subject material to thousands.