The Moral Wedge in the GOP

November 16, 2012

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences blogs about the Republican Party.

Article Source: The Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194November 15, 2012

Penn Partners With Philadelphia Global Water Initiative to Recognize World Toilet Day 2012

PHILADELPHIA — Toilets may not make for a glamorous subject, but they’re critical to global health. On Monday, Nov. 19, students from the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Global Water Initiative, will be drawing attention to their importance by recognizing World Toilet Day.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194November 15, 2012

El Yunque Rock, an Icon of Puerto Rico, Is Eroding More Slowly Than Expected, Penn Geologists Discover

PHILADELPHIA — El Yunque rock is a majestic, anvil-shaped promontory that has been an icon of the island of Puerto Rico since pre-Columbian times. The barren rock, standing 3,412 feet high, protrudes above primary old growth forest and is enshrouded in clouds, swept constantly by the trade winds and frequently stricken by hurricanes. The rock receives an average of three rain showers a day and more than 14 feet of rain every year. Given Puerto Rico’s warm and dynamic tropical climate, El Yunque should be covered with vegetation and eroding rapidly.

Political Racism in the Age of Obama

November 10, 2012

Steven Hahn of the School of Arts and Sciences contributes his opinion about political racism, particularly during Barack Obama’s presidency,

Article Source: New York Times

Should Scientists and Engineers Resist Taking Military Money?

November 12, 2012

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for his book Mind Wars.

Article Source: Scientific American
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460November 9, 2012

Penn's Meredith Broussard Measures Philadelphia’s Civic Health

Compared to the rest of the United States, Philadelphia’s civic life is very healthy.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194November 9, 2012

As a New Teacher, Penn Alumna Cindy Nicoletti Pays Forward the Gift of Education

Cindy Nicoletti, a 2011 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, is one of those lucky people who has known since childhood what she wanted to do with her life.

“I always wanted to be a teacher,” she says. “That was my main focus, ever since second grade.”

Audio: Money and Ads in the 2012 Election

November 8, 2012

Diana Mutz of the Annenberg School for Communication and the School of Arts and Sciences joins a discussion about campaign spending, political advertising and the election.

Article Source: WHYY
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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658November 8, 2012

Debate at Penn: Have We Lost the Spirit of Compromise in America?

PHILADELPHIA –- Will a hard-fought U.S. election, replete with record spending and ever more divisive rhetoric, really change anything in Washington?

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604November 7, 2012

Sixteen Penn Faculty Named to Initial Class of AMS Fellows

PHILADELPHIA -- Mathematical scientists from around the world, including 16 from the University of Pennsylvania, have been named Fellows of the American Mathematical Society for 2013, the program's initial year.  This inaugural class of 1,119 Fellows represents more than 600 institutions.