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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 15, 2012

Mission Possible: 
Penn’s Troops Lecture Program Works With Local Soldiers on Archaeological Conservation

War is not good for historical and archaeological preservation, and a University of Pennsylvania professor is working with the Army, Marine Corps and Air Force to do something about it.

Survival of the Nicest: Friendly Baboons Live Longest

October 2, 2012

Robert Seyfarth is cited and Dorothy Cheney of the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted about their research involving baboon personalities.

Article Source: Wired

The Art of Science Blogging

September 27, 2012

Mark Trodden of the School of Arts and Sciences is interviewed about the advantages of scientists’ blogging.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 1, 2012

Depois de Obama, é mais difícil falar sobre raça na América

September 30, 2012

Thomas Sugrue and Daniel Gillion of the School of Arts and Sciences are interviewed about President Obama and race.

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Audio: Online Education Grows Up, and for Now, It’s Free

September 30, 2012

Edward Rock of the Law School, Michael Kearns of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and Al Filreis of the School of Arts and Sciences are highlighted for their involvement with Penn’s Coursera classes.

Article Source: NPR
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 1, 2012

Penn Researchers Connect Baboon Personalities to Social Success and Health Benefits

PHILADELPHIA — Whether human or baboon, it helps to have friends. For both species, studies have shown that robust social networks lead to better health and longer lives. Now, a team of University of Pennsylvania researchers has helped show that baboon personality plays a role in these outcomes, and, like people, some baboons’ personalities are better suited to making and keeping friends than others.

How to Use Optimism to Defeat Adversity

September 26, 2012

Martin Seligman of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for research about optimism.

Article Source: Forbes

The Hedgehog’s Error

September 26, 2012

Philip Tetlock of the Wharton School and the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for studying European stocks and predictions.

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Penn’s Center for the Advanced Study of India Marks 20 Years

September 27, 2012

Francine Frankel, Devesh Kapur and Juliana Di Giustini of the School of Arts and Sciences are quoted in a feature about CASI.

Article Source: Philly.com