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PW Best Books 2011

November 4, 2011

A Hemingway book by Paul Hendrickson of the School of Arts and Sciences is named one of Publishers Wweekly’s 10 best of the year.

Article Source: Publishers Weekly

That’s the Way it Was

In the “Golden Age” of broadcast television, CBS Evening News Anchor Walter Cronkite was called the most trusted man in America. When he signed off with his signature line “That’s the way it is,” that’s the way it was.

Back then, America got its news from an elite corps of professional journalists who policed the flow of information to the public. Today, however, an ever-evolving new media regime has displaced mainstream media news sources, delivering politically relevant news through varied platforms such as The Daily Show, Wikileaks and social media sources like Twitter.

Millennials Uncertain of Loyalty Toward Obama

November 4, 2011

Christopher Noble, student of the School of Arts and Sciences, discusses voter turnout for the 2012 presidential election.

Article Source: NPR
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 3, 2011

Penn Center for High Impact Philanthropy and Wharton Will Host ‘Saving Philanthropy’ Screening

PHILADELPHIA —The documentary “Saving Philanthropy” will be shown on Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 4:30 to 7 p.m., in 1206 Steinberg Dietrich-Hall, 3620 Locust Walk, on the University of Pennsylvania campus.  The event is hosted by the Center for High Impact Philanthropy, the School of Social Policy & Practice, the Wharton Program for Social Impact and the Wharton Leadership Program.

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Media Contact:Sara Stewart | arg@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-898-3617 November 2, 2011

"Double Take: Series, Multiples and Prints" to Be at Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery

PHILADELPHIA — “Double Take: Series, Multiples and Prints” opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on Nov. 18. 

Drawn from the Penn’s diverse art collection, the exhibit features 58 prints, photographs, pastels and sculptures that explore issues of serialism and artistic process.

The earliest works in “Double Take” include Albrecht Dürer’s Engraved Passion Series (1508-13) and two William Hogarth engravings from A Rake’s Progress (1735).

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Media Contact:Pam Kosty | pkosty@upenn.edu | 215-898-4045October 25, 2011

'Climate Crises in Human History' Set for Saturday, Nov. 19, at Penn Museum

As scientists and other scholars study rapid climate changes and climate crises affecting different parts of the world today, relatively little discussion is being focused on climate crises faced by humans in the past. The ancient Maya, the Saharan ancestors of the ancient Egyptians, ancient Romans and medieval Europeans are among many cultures who have faced dramatic climate change, adapting or not adapting to changing conditions throughout the millennia.

University of Pennsylvania Historian Joins Pulitzer Prize Board

October 26, 2011

Steven Hahn of the School of Arts and Sciences is featured for joining the Pulitzer Prize board.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 27, 2011

Penn History Professor Steven Hahn Elected to Pulitzer Prize Board

PHILADELPHIA – Steven Hahn of the University of Pennsylvania has been elected to the 20-member Pulitzer Prize Board.  Hahn is the Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of History at Penn.

Hahn won the Pulitzer Prize for history in 2004 for A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration. The book also received the Bancroft Prize for Best Book in American History and the Merle Curti Prize in Social History given by the Organization of American Historians.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 27, 2011

Penn’s Field Center for Children’s Policy Practice & Research Hosts Senate Committee Public Hearing

 

PHILADELPHIA — The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research will host a public hearing, “Foster Care: Aging Out – Options and Obstacles,” Wednesday, Nov. 2, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in Claudia Cohen Hall, 249 S. 36th St., on the University of Pennsylvania campus.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 24, 2011

‘Hopes and Fears Revisited’

Write one of your hopes or fears onto a Post-It note, “sign” the note with your fingerprint and attach it to the wall.  That’s what two local artists want you to do.

Judy Gelles and Linda Brenner have unveiled “Hopes and Fears Revisited,” a new interactive, mixed-media art installation on display at the Annenberg School.  The official launch and opening reception is Thursday, Oct. 27, from 5 to 7 p.m., but Penn students, staff and faculty have already begun to post their hopes and fears.