Go ‘Dancing with Droids’ at North Philly’s Victorian-era science museum

October 27, 2015

Adelheid Voskuhl of the School of Arts and Sciences will speak about Victorian-era attitudes toward automata. 

Article Source: Technical.ly Philly
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 27, 2015

Penn Leads International Collaboration to Re-engineer Disaster Tents

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have received a five-year, $3.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop materials for multifunctional coatings on emergency tents, enabling them to manage water, prevent the spread of bacteria and capture and store solar energy.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658October 28, 2015

Penn Announces Launch of President's Innovation Prize

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann today announced the launch of the President’s Innovation Prize, a competitively awarded annual prize aimed at building on the University’s culture of innovation and entrepreneurship while underscoring the high priority that Penn places on edu

What You Do on Twitter Reveals How Much Money You Make

October 25, 2015

A study by Daniel Preotiuc-Pietro of the School of Arts & Sciences analyzed more than 10 million posts of 5,191 publicly available Twitter user profiles.

Article Source: Washington Post

Try, Try Again? Psychologists Question the Value of ‘Grit'

October 15, 2015

The “grit” study by Angela Duckworth of the School of Arts and Sciences is discussed and challenged.

Article Source: Christian Science Monitor
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Media Contact:Kathy Navascues | knavascues@pbk.org | 202-745-3231
Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151October 23, 2015

Penn Art History Professor Larry Silver Named Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar

Larry A. Silver, Farquhar Professor of Art History at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar for the 2015-2016 academic year.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 22, 2015

Penn Professor Adrian Raine Unlocks the Criminal Mind Using Biological Keys

Barely one minute into his Penn Lightbulb Café talk on “The Anatomy of Violence,” University of Pennsylvania professor Adrian Raine pointed to a slide projected on the screen behind him that showed the cracked skull of a 19th–century railroad worker Phineas Gage, alongside a sepia-colored image of the maimed man.

Hey, New Teachers, It’s OK to Cry in Your Car

October 22, 2015

Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education and the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for suggesting that the more comprehensive a mentoring program is the more likely a teacher is prone to stay at a school.

Article Source: National Public Radio
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460
Media Contact:Amanda Mott | amott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422October 21, 2015

Penn Panel on 10-year Anniversary of Grand Jury Report on Child Sex Abuse in the Philadelphia Archdiocese

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Ten years ago, a grand jury released a report detailing sexual abuse by priests of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. On Oct. 28, PRRUCS will host a panel discussion, “The Ramifications of the Philadelphia Grand Jury Report on Child Sex Abuse in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia on its 10th Anniversary: Lessons Learned and Spurned.”

WHO:             The University of Pennsylvania’s Program for Research on Religion and Urban Civil Society will host a panel discussion featuring:                       &n

Your Tweets Tell Data Miners How Much Money You Have

October 19, 2015

Daniel Preotiuc-Pietro of the School of Arts & Sciences is featured for studying how Twitter behavior can predict users’ income level.

Article Source: Fastcoexist.com