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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 10, 2012

Penn’s Fels Institute of Government Announces Public Policy Challenge Winner

PHILADELPHIA –- The Closing Schools, Opening Opportunities team has won the University of Pennsylvania Fels Institute of Government’s Third Annual Public Policy Challenge

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 10, 2012
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 4, 2012

How Novel: Penn LPS Teacher Writes for Tweens, Teens and Young Adults

“Perfect features, the right shoes, luminescent lip gloss and the instincts of barracudas” is how Melissa Jensen describes a group of high school freshmen in The Fine Art of Truth or Dare, her most recent novel.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 3, 2012

Ambassador David Shinn to Speak at Penn on 'China-Africa Relations: An Evolving Dynamic' April 4

                              WHO:             David Shinn, former U.S.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 2, 2012

Karen Detlefsen Awarded American Council of Learned Societies 2012 Collaborative Research Fellowship

PHILADELPHIA – Karen Detlefsen, associate professor of philosophy and education at the University of Pennsylvania, is the recipient of a 2012 American Council of Learned Societies Collaborative Research Fellowship.  She is among 15 s

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 2, 2012

Penn GSE Student Uses Humor to Create Change

David Low is a funny guy. As a teacher in Arizona, he had funny students, and he is convinced they helped get rid of an unnecessary test.

Low, a Ph.D. student in the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, told the story at a recent meeting for teachers and prospective teachers in suburban Philadelphia.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460March 30, 2012

Center for Africana Studies Hosts Jason Moran as Artist in Residence for Series of Public Master Classes

PHILADELPHIA -- Jazz pianist and composer Jason Moran will teach a series of master classes and perform in concert as the Spring 2012 Artist in Residence for the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Africana Studies April 2-4.  All events are free and open to the public.

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Media Contact:Gina Bryan | bryangm@upenn.edu | 215-898-8721March 29, 2012

Archiving Penn’s Past

PHILADELPHIA — It’s all there: 14, 000 cubic feet of paper records and 35,000 images, photographs, drawings and prints, tucked away in the University Archives and Records Center and telling stories of more than two-and-a-half centuries at the University of Pennsylvania.

Guardianship of that historical treasure has fallen for more than 20 years to Mark Frazier Lloyd.

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Media Contact:Kate FitzGerald | kfitz@wharton.upenn.edu | 215-898-8999March 26, 2012

Wharton School and University of Pennsylvania Select Lipman Family Prize Finalists Vying for $100,000

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has announced its selection of three finalist organizations vying for the Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize.  The Lipman Family Prize recognizes and amplifies the work of organizations devoted to positive social impact and the creation of sustainable solutions to significant social and economic challenges.  Prize finalists will present to the Prize Committee on April 12 and the winner will be selected and a

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820March 26, 2012

Penn Researchers Lead Study on Children in Assisted-housing Programs, Educational Outcomes

PHILADELPHIA – Two University of Pennsylvania researchers from the Graduate School of Education and the School of Social Policy & Practice are leading an interdisciplinary effort to study the educational well-being of children in assisted-housing programs.