August 20, 2012
Did You Know…that Penn undergraduate and graduate students taking the Annenberg and Fels class, “Communications 428: Conventions, Debates, and Campaigns” will be attending the Republican and Democratic National Conventions? The class provides students with the opportunity to learn how political parties get the message out to the public via an on-site analysis of the two major party conventions. The class is taught by David Eisenhower, director of the Institute for Public Service at the Annenberg School for Communication, and Marjorie Margolies, CW’63, a Senior Fellow in the Fels Institute of Government at Penn. The students will also provide on-the-scene reports of the conventions for The Philadelphia Daily News. This year also marks the fourth time Penn students will attend the political conventions as a part of a class geared specifically to these events.
To see the complete new release, see: http://www.asc.upenn.edu/News/PressDetail.aspx?id=110#.UDdnSLjLm3k.mailto
Also read the Daily News article: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20120824_Eisenhowers_Penn_class_has_front-row_seat_for_conventions.html
August 13, 2012
Did You Know… that WXPN will be kicking off its Mississippi Blues Project this Sunday? The Mississippi Blues Project (MBP) is a concert series and online interactive initiative that showcases the Mississippi blues as a vibrant folk art form. Through a series of four concert performances between August 2012 and May 2013, the Mississippi Blues Project will bring live music to audiences in the Greater Philadelphia area, and be available to listeners virtually as well. The series will highlight artists who have been selected for their unique style, personal history, stature among their fellow artists and their role in the continuing evolution of the Mississippi Blues.
For more information, visit the MBP website. During the course of the year, it will become a repository of content from four performances, as well as artist interviews that have aired on WXPN’s The Blues Show and World Cafe®.
August 6, 2012
Did You Know… that Susan Francia, C’04, G’04, won her second straight gold medal for the US Women’s 8 Rowing team last week at the Olympics? The US women finished ahead of second-place Canada and third-place Netherlands in the 2,000 meter finals, repeating their performance at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. IOC member, and a former rowing Olympic medalist Anita DeFrantz, L’77, presented the gold medals to the team.
Read more about Susan and the gold medal race here: http://penngazettesports.com/2012/08/02/rower-susan-francia-c04-g04-captures-second-olympic-gold-medal/
Read The Gazette article about Penn athletes in the Olympics here: http://www.upenn.edu/gazette/0712/feature1_1.html
See the photo of Susan and fellow Pennsylvanian and Olympian Koko Archibong, C’03, (playing basketball for Nigeria): https://twitter.com/zfrancia/status/232546326922006528/photo/1
Ivy +Alumpics Photo: Athletics – today’s photo is the picture of Susan Francia and Koko Archibong at the Olympics. Please support Penn Alumni in the Ivy+ AlumPics competition and "like" the photo on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151323362653776&set=a.10151201124048776.567995.98508878775&type=1&theater