PHILADELPHIA –- Six University of Pennsylvania students have been awarded U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholarships for study during the summer of 2011. The students are:
PHILADELPHIA – Kenneth Goldsmith, a faculty member with the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing at the University of Pennsylvania, who is affiliated with Penn’s Kelly Writers house, is among those invited to read at “An Evening of Poetry” at the White House on May 11.
Pulitzer Winning Writer, Penn Alumna Jennifer Egan Returns to Campus for Alumni Weekend Reading May 14
WHO: Jennifer Egan, 1985 University of Pennsylvania graduate and winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished fiction by an American author for her novel "A Visit from the Goon Squad," published in June 2010.
WHAT: Penn Alumni Weekend reading
WHERE: Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk on Penn’s campus
WHEN: Saturday, May 14
PHILADELPHIA, PA 2011—This year’s Summer Wonder series at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology will have children and their families belly dancing, listening to world music and the folk music of yesteryears, exploring ancient Greece, journeying to Uganda, and discovering science through experiments!
PHILADELPHIA – University of Pennsylvania professor Kaja Silverman has received the Andrew W. Mellon, Foundation Distinguished Achievement Award in recognition of her exemplary contributions to humanistic scholarship. Silverman, who is the Katherine Stein Sachs CW’69 and Keith L. Sachs W’67 Professor of Art History, will receive a $1.5 million dollar award to be used over approximately six years in support of her scholarly pursuits as a visual theorist.
Carolyn Marvin, Ph.D., the Frances Yates Professor of Communication, has won the Fellows Book Award from the International Communication Association for her work, When old technologies were new: Thinking about communication in the late nineteenth century (Oxford).
PHILADELPHIA – One of the world’s earliest online poetry and poetics magazines, Jacket, which ceased publication last year, now has a new home at the University of Pennsylvania and a new name, Jacket2.
When Jacket was first published in 1997, the Guardian hailed “Jacket” as “the prince of online poetry magazines.”
PHILADELPHIA – Marjorie Perloff, one of America’s foremost critics of modern and contemporary poetry, will visit the University of Pennsylvania April 25-26 as the third Kelly Writers House Fellow for the spring semester. Perloff will participate in two public events and informal teaching sessions with young writers and aspiring writers.
Last month playwright Edward Albee came to Penn as a Writers House Fellow. Non-fiction writer Susan Cheever visited campus as a Fellow in February.