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Media Contact:Sara Leavens | leasara@upenn.edu | 215-746-1342September 29, 2015

Academic Freedom Panel Discussion at Penn Libraries

In 1915, the University of Pennsylvania's Trustees fired economist Scott Nearing in retaliation for his activism in the campaign against child labor. Nearing's termination sparked a national debate and helped to rewrite the history of academic freedom in America.

The Rise of Law Enforcement on College Campuses

September 28, 2015

Emily Owens of the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for finding that college police departments typically adopt a “harm reduction model of crime control.”

Article Source: Atlantic

Brain Stimulation Holds Promise in Autism Treatment

September 24, 2015

Michael Platt of the Perelman School of Medicine, the Wharton School and the School of Arts & Sciences comments on the potential benefits of transcranial magnetic stimulation.

Article Source: Newsweek

Who Are the ‘Gifted and Talented’ and What Do They Need?

September 28, 2015

Scott Barry Kaufman of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about intelligence research.

Article Source: National Public Radio
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Media Contact:Michele Berger | mwberger@upenn.edu | 215-898-6751September 28, 2015

Twitter Behavior Can Predict Users’ Income Level, New Penn Research Shows

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The words people use on social media can reveal hidden meaning to those who know where to look. New Penn research links the online behavior of more than 5,000 Twitter users to their income bracket.

The words people use on social media can reveal hidden meaning to those who know where to look.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 8, 2015

Historian-to-be at Penn Researches Museums to Strengthen Impact

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Senior history major Alex Levy traveled to Berlin and Washington, D.C. to study how museums in these major cities represent the Holocaust.

One senior at the University of Pennsylvania is working to improve history. 

Colleges Take Advantage of Francis’ Visit to Teach

September 24, 2015

Melissa Wilde of the School of Arts & Sciences is featured for her 60-second lecture on how the pope matters.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Pope Francis Inspires Black Catholics, Despite Complicated Church History on Race

September 22, 2015

 

Anthea Butler of the School of Arts & Sciences comments on how black Catholics can relate to Pope Francis’ messages on “justice, poverty and liberation.”

Article Source: National Public Radio

Knowledge Gaps at PennApps: Why Everyone Should Strive to Feel Completely Inept Every Once in a While

September 21, 2015

 

Undergraduate Niyathi Chakrapani of the School of Arts & Sciences writes about the knowledge gap at college hackathon events between those who participate and those who have no prior knowledge of computer science.

Article Source: Huffington Post

The Rise of Asia’s Think Tanks

September 20, 2015

 

Penn’s Global Go To Think Tank Index is cited.

Article Source: TheDiplomat.com