DNA Clues to Queen of Sheba Tale

June 21, 2012

Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine discusses research on Ethiopia.

Article Source: BBC
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460June 25, 2012

Taught by the Best: Penn Professor Stephanie McCurry to Lead Summer Seminar for Civil War History Teachers

A group of K-12 teachers, library educators and National Park Service interpreters are headed to the University of Pennsylvania this summer to study the Civil War with one of the conflict’s foremost historians.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194June 21, 2012

Flu Research Should Proceed With Caution, Penn’s Joshua Plotkin and Others Urge

PHILADELPHIA — The journal Science is today publishing a paper revealing that highly pathogenic H5N1 influenza, also known as bird flu, can pass from one ferret to another through the air. Publication of these results has been delayed and debated during the last several months for fear that terrorists or others might use information from the study to “weaponize” the flu virus for intentional harm.

Don’t Like Sea Level Rise Projections? Make Them Illegal

June 15, 2012

Ben Horton of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for his research on sea-level rise.

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The Hidden Sexism at Financial Firms

June 19, 2012

Janice Madden of the Wharton School and the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for her research about a gender pay gap at financial firms.

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Don’t Shut the Golden Door

June 19, 2012

John MacDonald of the School of Arts and Sciences co-authors an op-ed about the effects ofmass immigration on American society.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460June 20, 2012

Is Teacher Churn Undermining Real Education Reform in D.C.?

June 15, 2012

Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education and the School of Arts and Sciences comments on teacher turnover rates.

Article Source: Washinton Post
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 21, 2012

Penn Researchers’ Study of Phase Change Materials Could Lead to Better Computer Memory

PHILADELPHIA -- Memory devices for computers require a large collection of components that can switch between two states, which represent the 1’s and 0’s of binary language. Engineers hope to make next-generation chips with materials that distinguish between these states by physically rearranging their atoms into different phases.

Sex With Patients Revisited

June 16, 2012

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the ethics of sexual encounters with patients.

Article Source: Psychology Today