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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151February 11, 2014

Expanding Horizons Through Arab Music at Penn

After hearing Arab music for the first time at a wedding a couple of years ago, University of Pennsylvania senior Idrees Syed was so enthralled with the sounds that he soon began taking drumming lessons in the Arab Music Ensemble percussion class at Penn.

“The sounds were just mesmerizing,” Syed says.

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Media Contact:Mindy Weinberg | wmin@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-746-1342
Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151February 10, 2014

Penn Libraries Symposium, Exhibition Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Beatles’ U.S. TV Performance

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles television performance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” in 1964 with an exhibit of a variety of printed materials of the group and a two-day symposium about the band’s influence on pop culture and rock music.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151January 24, 2014

Frederick Ding: Penn Ambassador, Leader and Mentor

Frederick Ding’s interest in making an impact by improving the lives of others begins with his work on campus assisting fellow students at the University of Pennsylvania.

Transformation Through Education

By opening the doors of Penn to remarkable students, the University helps them achieve their full potential as individuals, and also create an academic community that expands and deepens the perspectives of all who are part of it.

Pope Francis, Vatican II & ‘the right Tony’

December 4, 2013

Joseph Tierney and John Dilulio of the School of Arts and Sciences co-author an op-ed about Pope Francis.

Article Source: Philly.com

Mexico Economic Reality Doesn’t Fit ‘Aztec Tiger’ Narrative

November 14, 2013

Graduate student Adam Goodman of the School of Arts and Sciences writes about poverty in Mexico.

Article Source: Al Jazeera America

A Hard Look at the Future of Chinatowns

November 11, 2013

A study from the urban studies department of the School of Arts and Sciences, “Chinatown: Then & Now, Gentrification and Displacement on the East Coast,“ is cited.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Emergency Donations for Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan

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

Nov. 11, 2013

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