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University of Pennsylvania Libraries Announces Emily Morton-Owens as Associate Vice Provost for Technology and Digital Initiatives

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Emily Morton-Owens

In this role, she will lead and work with colleagues across the Libraries and the University to plan, implement, scale, and sustain digital technologies and practices that enable Penn students, researchers, scholars, and their collaborators to function skillfully and competitively in a digital world.  

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HuMetricsHSS Initiative Receives $650,000 Mellon Grant

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The funding will continue the work of the Humane Metrics for the Humanities and Social Sciences initiative, led by an international group of individuals from the academic and non-profit sectors.

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University of Pennsylvania Libraries Receives Major Gift of Photographic Plates by Edward S. Curtis

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The gift to the Penn Libraries complements holdings across the University, making Penn a major center for research and work on Curtis, one of the most prolific American photographers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Penn Libraries Opens Newly-Renovated Biotech Commons

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The Penn Libraries has transformed its former Biomedical Library into a dynamic space with a new name: the Biotech Commons.

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Penn Libraries Welcomes New Curator for Civic Engagement Samantha Hill

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Hill is an award-winning trans-disciplinary artist whose practice draws upon archives and oral histories collected by individuals and communities.

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Penn Libraries Receives Gift for DEIA Lecture Series

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The Penn Libraries is pleased to announce a gift of $100,000 from William C. Park (‘89) and Jung Choi to fund a five-year lecture series dedicated to exploring topics related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access.

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Penn Students, Faculty, and Staff Can Now Access The New York Times Online

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University of Pennsylvania students, faculty, and staff now have access to The New York Times, courtesy of the Penn Libraries.

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Penn Libraries Announces Summer Services

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New and expanded services will offer more options for in-person browsing, research, and individual study.

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Sarah Thomas Appointed Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries

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Sarah Thomas, most recently University Librarian at Harvard University, has been named a Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries.

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