Devesh Kapur: The Honourable Men

August 13, 2012

Devesh Kapur of the School of Arts and Sciences shares his opinion about India’s economy and government.

Article Source: Business Standard

Audio: How Much Is Too Much? Money, Politics, and the Case Of Citizens United

August 10, 2012

Thomas Sugrue and Rogers Smith of the School of Arts and Sciences are interviewed about the history of campaign finance reform and the impact of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United case on the 2012 election.

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

Penn Hosts Symposium on Violence Against Women

PHILADELPHIA –- A Symposium on Violence Against Women will be held  Friday, Sept. 28, at 10 a.m.  Sponsored by the Evelyn Jacobs Ortner Center on Family Violence at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, the event will be in the South American Room at International House, 3701 Chestnut St. 

Rebound for Sociology Jobs

August 10, 2012

Jerry Jacobs of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for contributing to a report about the sociology job market.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

High Time to Destigmatize Pyschedelics

August 11, 2012

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences contributes his thoughts about psychdelics.

Article Source: Psychology Today

‘Bourne’ Writer-Director Gilroy Taps Real Science

August 9, 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: CBC News
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460August 9, 2012

Fortune’s Knock Leads African Student to the University of Pennsylvania

From humble beginnings in Kenya to an urban Ivy League campus, sophomore Winnie Kerubo Mokaya’s journey to the University of Pennsylvania is an international student recruitment success story.

Born in Nairobi, Mokaya’s early childhood was spent in the town of Kisii in southwestern Kenya. The memories of that time sting still.

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Media Contact:Gina Bryan | bryangm@upenn.edu | 215-898-8721August 9, 2012

Penn Researchers and Colleagues Create a Cheaper, Cleaner, More Efficient Catalyst for Burning Methane

PHILADELPHIA — As the world’s accessible oil reserves dwindle, natural gas has become an increasing important energy source. The primary component of natural gas is methane, which has the advantage of releasing less carbon dioxide when it’s burned than do many other hydrocarbon fuels. But because of the very stable structure of the methane molecule, it can be difficult to access the energy stored within.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 9, 2012

Charles L. Kane of Penn Awarded the Dirac Medal for Contributions to Theoretical Physics

PHILADELPHIA  – Charles L. Kane of the University of Pennsylvania is among three who have been awarded the 2012 Dirac Medal and Prize by the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics.

Traits of the ‘Get It Done’ Personality: Laser Focus, Resilience and True Grit

August 5, 2012

Angela Duckworth of the School of Arts and Sciences and Cassie Mogilner of the Wharton School comment on what makes individuals take on several work tasks and describe the “get it done” personality.