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Media Contact:Laura Cavender | cavender@upenn.edu | 215-746-6411November 18, 2015

Penn President Amy Gutmann to Receive 2015 Doer Award From Urban Affairs Coalition

Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, will receive the 2015 Doer Award from the Urban Affairs Coalition Friday morning in Philadelphia.

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Media Contact:Eric Baratta | eab@sas.upenn.edu | November 11, 2015

Penn Theatre Arts Program Presents Fall Production: Irwin Shaw’s ‘Bury The Dead’

Who:

Penn Theatre Arts Program

What:

Bury the Dead,” a war play by Irwin Shaw

When:

Nov. 18-21, 2015   

All performances begin at 7pm

Where:

Bruce Montgomery Theatre, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

3680 Walnut St., Philadelphia

Additional information

The Theatre Arts Program’s fall production, Bury the Dead,” written by Irwin Shaw in 1936, is set  “in the second year of the war that is to begin tomorrow night.” The scene is an unnamed battlefield somewhere in the world that also serves as the gravesite for six dead American soldiers.  About to be interred, the young soldiers stand up in their shared grave and plead not to be buried.  This crisis is the focus of Shaw’s harrowing and deeply moving and provocative play, directed by Theatre Arts faculty member James F. Schlatter.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 10, 2015

Penn Ranks #1 in Safety and Security for Ninth Year in a Row

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The University of Pennsylvania's Division of Public Safety was ranked #1 in Security Magazine's "Security 500" list. Again.

The University of Pennsylvania was ranked #1 in safety and security in the higher education sector for the ninth consecutive year, according to Security Magazine’s “Security 500” list

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 9, 2015

Undergraduate Research Experiences at Penn Change Lives, Minds

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When she arrived on campus more than three years ago, Angela Perfetti had no interest in research. Since then, she's changed her tune.

When University of Pennsylvania senior Angela Perfetti arrived on campus more than three years ago, she says she had no interest in research and thought it had no connection to the “real world.” Since then, she’s changed her tune. 

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151November 4, 2015

Penn’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy Collaborates on New Podcast Series

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania and the Ubuntu Education Fund have developed a podcast series featuring interviews with eight influential philanthropists and leaders in the social sector.

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Digital Millenium Copyright Act Exemption for Video Use for MOOCs

Note for TV and radio: The University of Pennsylvania has an on-campus satellite uplink facility with live-shot capability and an on-campus ISDN line.

Dr. Peter Decherney Professor of Cinema Studies and English

University of Pennsylvania

·      Dr. Decherney, who successfully petitioned in 2015 for an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act for professors using copyrighted video for the purpose of teaching massive online open courses, or MOOCs, focuses his research on media history, especially government regulation of Hollywood.

·      He is the author of the books Hollywood's Copyright Wars: From Edison to the Internet and Hollywood: A Very Short Introduction, which is due out in December.

·      He has published on and frequently lectures about fair use and academia.

·      In 2006, Dr. DeCherney successfully petitioned for an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act for media professors using video clips for teaching.


Quote:

 “It’s absolutely necessary in a media studies class to use video clips to look at questions of aesthetics and be able to analyze small details. It might also be true in a foreign language class, where you want to see the expression on someone’s face as you’re watching them speak. It could also be used in a biology class looking at a detailed microscopic image from a science video. It has implications across the curriculum.”

Media Contact
Jeanne Leong, 215-573-8151 or jleong@upenn.edu

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Media Contact:Sara Stewart | sbrady@upenn.edu | 215-898-3617October 30, 2015

Arthur Ross Gallery at Penn "Children of Abraham: Abbas" Exhibit

Children of Abraham: Abbas at University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery

November 21, 2015 – March 20, 2016

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 29, 2015

Political Science Prof at Penn Explores ‘Why Leaders Fight’

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Michael Horowitz, a leading researcher in military innovation and international politics, proposes a new theory about how a leader's decisions about war and risk propensity are influenced by his or her individual life experiences.

World leaders’ predisposition towards aggressive military action or peacemaking can be measured by early indicators in their life-experiences.

That’s the conclusion drawn in Why Leaders Fight, a new book co-authored by Michael Horowitz, an associate professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania.  

New Penn Prize Rewards Student Innovation

October 28, 2015

President Amy Gutmann is quoted about the announcement of the President’s Innovation Prize.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Exclusive: Penn President Envisions New Undergraduate Prize Like ‘Rhodes Scholarship for Social Impact’

October 28, 2015

President Amy Gutmann says the President’s Innovation Prize can be seen as a “way of making clear how Penn and Philadelphia can be a workshop of ideas for the world.”