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Penn Museum Director Declares Its Abbreviated Exhibit of Chinese Artifacts a Success

April 6, 2011

The “Secrets of the Silk Road” exhibit at the Penn Museum is featured for a successful run.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Struggling to Restart Egypt’s Stalled Revolution

April 2, 2011

Graduate student Eric Trager of the School of Arts and Sciences shares his views on the difficulty in bringing together activists and youth groups.

Article Source: Atlantic

The 10 Most Segregated Urban Areas in America

March 29, 2011

Camille Charles and Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts and Sciences are cited for their analysis of racially segregated U.S. cities.

Article Source: Salon.com

Penn’s Spectacular Campus Architecture

Penn’s picturesque urban campus features some of the most impressive architecture in Philadelphia, including buildings that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

For 120 years, Penn was located in Center City Philadelphia before the campus relocated to West Philadelphia in 1872.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820March 29, 2011

School of Social Policy & Practice Students Unite With Other Universities to “Shout Out for Social Work”

PHILADELPHIA — Students from the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, will don bright blue t-shirts and converge on 30th Street Station to talk with travelers and passersby about social work and how social workers can help them. Also participating in the 8 a.m. event on March 31 will be social work students from West Chester University, Temple University, La Salle University and Bryn Mawr College.

A Significant Help

March 28, 2011

Student Jennifer Kyker of the School of Arts and Sciences is featured for developing a non-profit organization to help prevent the spread of AIDS in Zimbabwe.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Povich Donates $1M to Penn

March 24, 2011

Talk-show host and alum Maury Povich donates $1milion to Penn’s Kelly Writers House.

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

Award-Winning Actor Denzel Washington Delivers Penn’s 255th Commencement Address

PHILADELPHIA — Under cloudy skies, Denzel Washington, internationally renowned actor and director, delivered the address at the University of Pennsylvania’s 255th Commencement today, Monday, May 16.

Washington is one of the nation’s preeminent performing artists, having achieved wide acclaim for his film, theatrical and television performances, as well as his accomplishments in film directing and television production.

Redesigning Today’s Graduate Classroom

March 20, 2011

Peter Struck of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for helping direct the National Forum on the Future of Liberal Education.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460March 15, 2011

Penn Alumnus Maury Povich Makes $1 Million Gift to Kelly Writers House

PHILADELPHIA –- Television talk-show host and University of Pennsylvania alumnus Maury Povich is making a $1 million gift to Penn’s Kelly Writers House to establish the Povich Fund for Journalism Programs.