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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 3, 2011

Arthur Ross Gallery, History of Art Department to Host 'Exhibiting Avant-Garde Art at Mid-Century'

PHILADELPHIA — Alexander Kauffman, a graduate student from the University of Pennsylvania’s History of Art Department, will lecture on “Philadelphia’s ‘Modern Museum’: Exhibiting Avant-Garde Art at Mid-Century” at the Arthur Ross Gallery, Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 5 to 6 p.m.

This lecture is a part of the Gallery’s current exhibition, “An American Odyssey: The Warner Collection of American Art,” which runs through Nov. 6. 

Audio: Who Are the Job Creators?

September 27, 2011

Justin Wolfers of the Wharton School discusses the term “job creators.”

Article Source: National Public Radio
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 28, 2011

Penn Anthropologist Wins Presidential Early Career Award

PHILADELPHIA — Claudia Valeggia, an associate professor of anthropology in the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Arts and Sciences, has been selected as one of this year’s winners of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.

Integrated Studies at Penn

This fall, Penn launched a new undergraduate program in Integrated Studies. The program is designed around the idea that no single discipline or perspective can be applied to complex problems; instead, students tackle problems using multiple disciplines and approaches.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820September 20, 2011

Penn’s Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research to Host 'Field of Dreams' Luncheon

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania’s Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research will host its inaugural “Field of Dreams” luncheon, Friday, Sept. 23, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the College of Physicians, 19 S. 22nd St., Philadelphia.  WPVI-TV anchor Monica Malpass will be the event’s master of ceremonies.

Art Meets Medicine: For CHOP Patients, Portraits Are Treatment

September 12, 2011

Linton Whitaker, Scott Bartlett and David Sarwer of the Perelman School of Medicine are highlighted for their contributions to the “Face to Face” exhibit.

Article Source: Philadelphia Magazine
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820September 16, 2011

Penn’s Social Impact of the Arts Project Receives Funds From NEA Philanthropies for Arts Geo-Database

PHILADELPHIA — The Social Impact of the Arts Project, a research project at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice in collaboration with The Reinvestment Fund and the City of Philadelphia, has received $250,000 in matching funds from ArtPlace, a consortium of national foundations, federal agencies and corporations. 

Imagining Africa – With the Help of Museum Visitors

September 16, 2011

Kate Quinn of the Penn Museum comments on the new “Imagine Africa” exhibit.

On the Trail of Missing Public Art in Philadelphia

September 13, 2011

Dean Eduardo Glandt of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and Lynn Marsden of the Arthur Ross Gallery comment on stored artworks.

Replicating the History of Human Evolution

Discovering a multi-million year old human fossil may represent a truly one-of-a-kind look into the history of the human species, but even the most well preserved specimen is not much use in a vacuum. Fossils must be compared to each other to give scientists insight into where they fit in the long progression to humans of today, and here, the rarity of such finds are a real obstacle.