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.


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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 9, 2011

U.S. Economic Crisis Also Crisis of Race, Penn Professor Argues

Soon after the historic 2008 election of the country’s first African-American president an intense public debate began in some quarters of the United States.

Did Barack Obama’s victory signal the beginning of the end of racism and discrimination in the country? Was America finally becoming post racial?  

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | j | 215-898-4820September 1, 2011

Penn School of Social Policy & Practice to Host Screening and Discussion of “Traces of the Trade”


PHILADELPHIA — “Traces of the Trade: A Story From the Deep North,” a documentary that explores a secretive legacy of slavery in America, will be screened Oct. 4, in Bodek Lounge of Houston Hall at the University of Pennsylvania.  Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice, in conjunction with the African-American Resource Center and the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, will host the 5-7 p.m., free, public showing.

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Philanthropy and Charitable Giving


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