Is America Broken?

At the 2012 David and Lyn Silfen University Forum, Penn President Amy Gutmann led a lively and far-reaching conversation with a panel of political experts that touched on unemployment, national healthcare policy, campaign finance reform, and the seemingly irreparable political polarization of American voters.

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

Provost Announces Penn Social Science and Policy Forum

PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania has launched the Penn Social Science and Policy Forum.  The announcement was made by Penn Provost Vincent Price.

Aging Professors Create a Faculty Bottleneck

March 18, 2012

Susan Meyer and Peter Conn of the School of Arts and Sciences share their comments on aging college professors.

Examining the Broad Reach of Depression

March 18, 2012

Robert DeRubeis of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on a study he co-authored about how antidepressants work for patients with mild to moderate depression.

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Etats-Unis: la guerre "fratricide" affaiblit Mitt Romney et pèse sur les républicains

March 15, 2012

Rogers Smith of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the race for the Republican candidate nomination.

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Tapping the History of Philly’s Trees

The Woodlands, a 54-acre historic site and cemetery in University City, is the final resting place for many prominent Philadelphians. Paul Philippe Cret, the architect, planner, and former professor in what was then called Penn’s School of Fine Arts is buried there, as are several members of the Drexel family, and renowned American painter Thomas Eakins.

Caught in Egypt’s Political Cross-Fire

March 13, 2012

Graduate student Eric Trager of the School of Arts and Sciences shares his views regarding the Egyptian government’s prosecution of pro-democratic NGOs.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194March 14, 2012

Owl Monkey Twins Give Penn's Eduardo Fernandez-Duque Insight Into Monogamy

PHILADELPHIA -- In 15 years of studying owl monkeys in Argentina, this was a first: Late last November, Eduardo Fernandez-Duque, assistant professor in the Anthropology Department at the University of Pennsylvania, got news from his field assistants that they had spotted a set of newborn twins.

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Media Contact:Caroline D’Angelo | ccdangelo@gmail.com | March 13, 2012

Penn Environmental Studies Students Reporting Live from the World Water Forum in France

MARSEILLE -- Eleven University of Pennsylvania Master of Environmental Studies students are journalists at the 6th World Water Forum in this French city with the Oikos Student Reporter program this week.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194March 9, 2012

March 13 Penn Science Café to Explore the Life, Death and Rebirth of the Mississippi River Delta

PHILADELPHIA – At the Penn Science Café on Tuesday, March 13, Douglas Jerolmack, an assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science at the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss his research on river patterns and what his findings mean for the future of the Mississippi Delta.