Lucas, Burns, Souter Among Those Named To New Commissions on the Liberal Arts

February 17, 2011

President Amy Gutmann is named to a new national commission on the humanities and social sciences.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151 February 17, 2011

Penn’s Amy Gutmann and Kathleen Hall Jamieson Named to Commission on Humanities and Social Sciences

PHILADELPHIA -– University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann and Kathleen Hall Jamieson, professor of communications and director of Penn’s Annenberg Public Policy Center, have been named to a new national commission to bolster teaching and research in the humanities and social sciences.

Social Circuit

February 16, 2011

The “Secrets of the Silk Road” exhibit at Penn Museum is featured.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Artifacts Will Be on View at ‘Silk Road’ Exhibit

February 11, 2011

An exhibition of ancient Chinese artifacts will go forward at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, after all.

Article Source: New York Times

In Philadelphia Area, These 5 African-American Scientists Have Found a High Trajectory

February 11, 2011

Larry Gladney of the School of Arts and Sciences and James Cornish of the School of Medicine are featured for their research.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 2, 2011

Novelist Susan Cheever to Visit Penn as 2011 Kelly Writers House Fellow Feb. 14-15

PHILADELPHIA – Novelist and non-fiction writer Susan Cheever is the first of three acclaimed writers slated to visit the University of Pennsylvania as Spring 2011 Fellows at Kelly Writers House.  Cheever will be on campus Feb. 14-15.

Mask and Wig: Behind the Scenes

Penn’s Mask and Wig Club is an all-male comedy troupe that has entertained Philadelphians and the Penn community since 1889 with its original revues, often featuring men dressed up as women.

At the time of Mask and Wig’s founding, most colleges were open only to men, so the troupe’s cast was all male. Due to the popularity of burlesque during that era, the club adopted the genre.


Discussing ‘Race,’ Reconsidering Values

January 31, 2011

Harris Sokoloff of the Graduate School of Education leads a discussion on racial issues illustrated in a new David Mamet play.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Amid Protests and Looting, Officials Work to Preserve Egypt’s Treasures

January 30, 2011

Brian Rose of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the looting of Egyptian artifacts.

Article Source: Washington Post

Penn GSE Helps Rebuild Haiti’s Education System

It has been one year since a devastating earthquake hit the island nation of Haiti, and Sharon Ravitch, a senior lecturer in Penn’s Graduate School of Education is helping the country rebuild its education system from the ground up.

A widely recognized expert in international applied development research, Ravitch was recently named the senior international advisor to the Haitian Ministry of Education for its Educational Reconstruction Plan.