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All-USA Academic Team Honors Three from the College
Two seniors in the College - Jennifer Broder and Rosalind Greenberg - were named to the 1996 All-USA College Academic Second Team, while senior Oren Becher earned an honorable mention. Eighty students from across the nation were recognized for their high academic achievements and desire to share their talents with the world.

Mellon Foundation Renews Grant
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has renewed a major grant to SAS designed to help reduce time-to-degree for Ph.D. candidates in five key graduate programs: classical studies, English, history, music, and Romance languages. Funding in the amount of $670,000 will be available in the first year of the renewed grant, and the grant may be extended on a year-by-year basis for an additional four years.

Computers and the Creative Mind
SAS joined the University-wide celebration of the 50th anniversary of ENIAC with "Computers and the Creative Mind: A Celebration of the Arts, Humanities, and Technology" in March. The program began with lectures and presentations by video artist Gary Hill, University of Florida Professor of English and Media Studies Gregory L. Ulmer, and SAS Associate Professor of Music James Primosch. The second half of the program consisted of performances by gestural control of music artist Laetitia Sonami, who uses an electronically-wired glove to compose music with her movements, and pianist Aleck Karis, who performed computer- influenced compositions by Penn composers and others.

Renaissance Man Lectures at Dean's Forum
Dr. Jonathan Miller - physician, author, member of the 1960s' British troupe "Beyond the Fringe," television producer and presenter, and director of theater, opera and film - was the featured speaker at the 12th Annual Dean's Forum in February. He lectured on "The After-Life of Plays," discussing a director's rights and responsibilities in presenting a classic work.

Penn Press Reprints The Philadelphia Negro
W.E.B. DuBois embarked on a study in 1897 at Penn's Department of Sociology that resulted in The Philadelphia Negro, the first great empirical book on the Negro in American society. Almost 100 years later, the Penn Press has reprinted this classic work of social science literature with a new introduction by Elijah Anderson, SAS's Charles and William L. Day Professor of Social Science and Professor of Sociology. Anderson writes, "...the sobering consequences of America's refusal to address the race problem honestly, which DuBois haunt all Americans with a renewed intensity 130 years after emancipation."

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