Gene Screens for PTSD

April 22, 2012

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses a study that screens genes involved in increasing the risk of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Article Source: Psychology Today
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Media Contact:Sarah Stockton-Brown | sarah@grimmandgrove.com | 484-919-9883April 23, 2012

Penn's Fels Institute of Government Announces Winner of First National Invitational Public Policy Challenge

Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 23, 2012

Serena Mayeri’s 'Reasoning from Race' Wins Organization of American Historians 2012 Hine Book Award

PHILADELPHIA – Serena Mayeri, professor of law and history at the University of Pennsylvania, has won the Organization of American Historians 2012 Darlene Clark Hine Award for her book Reasoning from Race: Feminism, Law, and the Civil Rights Revolution (Harvard University Press, 2011). The award is given annually for the best book in African-American women’s and gender history.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 20, 2012

A Penn Professor Chronicles the Technicolor Trucks of Pakistan

The history of decorated trucks in Pakistan is long and colorful. In a land of more than 175 million people, nearly all goods are delivered by truck, and just about every truck has an array of ornate adornments and brightly painted images of religious scenes, families, movie stars and political sayings.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 20, 2012

Marie Gottschalk of Penn Named to National Academy of Science Commission Studying U.S. High Rates of Incarceration

PHILADELPHIA -Marie Gottschalk, professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named to a National Academy of Science 18- member panel of leading scholars and experts on corrections to study the causes and consequences of high rates of incarceration in the United States.

A Day in the Life of Penn, Spring 2012

Crew teams at dawn. A midday rush to food trucks along Spruce Street. An evening performance in an on-campus theater.

These are just a handful of the moments, big and small, captured in the first-ever University-wide photo project, “A Day in the Life of Penn.”

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 20, 2012

Penn Navy ROTC Battalion Celebrates Pass in Review – and 72 Years on Campus

There was a time, decades ago, when military Reserve Officer Training Corps programs were not welcome at some colleges and universities.  While some institutions of higher education are now reinstating their ROTC programs, the University of Pennsylvania never booted its Naval ROTC unit off campus.  And now, 72 years after being established at Penn, NROTC is s

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 19, 2012

Penn Welcomes Middle Schoolers for College Day 2012


More than 100 middle schoolers have already gotten their acceptance letters to Penn.  At least for one day.

On Friday, April 20, 102 seventh- and eighth graders from Shaw Middle, Leslie P. Hill and Lea Elementary schools will become honorary college students at Penn during College Day 2012.

Obama and Romney Seek The Elusive ‘Floating Voter’

April 18, 2012

Diana Mutz of the Annenberg School for Communication and School of Arts and Sciences says, “The campaigns are all targeted to that tiny number of swing voters.”

Article Source: NPR

Audio: From Silicon Valley, A New Approach to Education

April 18, 2012

Al Filreis of the School of Arts and Sciences is interviewed about teaching poetry online via Coursera.

Article Source: NPR