Will Copyright Stifle Hollywood?

October 5, 2011

Peter Decherney of the School of Arts and Sciences authors an op-ed about copyrights.

Article Source: New York Times

Art on Wheels

In his new book, On Wings of Diesel, Jamal Elias, professor of Religious Studies, takes readers on journey through the world of Pakistani truck decoration. These ornately adorned vehicles depict all aspects of life and fuel an extensive artisanal industry.

Obama tance les élus noirs «pantouflards»

October 3, 2011

Rogers Smith of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on how President Obama addresses the black community.

Article Source: Libération (France)
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 4, 2011

Paul Hendrickson Takes on Ernest Hemingway, the Unconventional Way

Paul Hendrickson has adapted the conventions of literary biography in an unconventional way to explore the life of Ernest Hemingway in his new book, Hemingway’s Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934-1961.

Foreclosures Are Killing Us

October 2, 2011

Julia Lynch of the School of Arts and Sciences co-authors an op-ed about housing foreclosures.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460September 30, 2011

Penn: U.S. Obesity Epidemic Contributes to Its Poor International Ranking in Life Expectancy

 

PHILADELPHIA -- The United States has the highest prevalence of obesity, measured by body mass index, and one of the lowest life expectancies among high-income countries.  A new study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania directly links America’s high obesity rate to the country’s lower longevity ranking compared to other high-income countries. 
           

Two Minutes With … UPenn Professor Eric Schneider

September 29, 2011

Eric Schneider of the School of Arts and Sciences is interviewed.

Article Source: Philadelphia City Paper
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Media Contact:Loraine F. Terrell | lfterrel@sas.upenn.edu | September 29, 2011

Gift from Roy and Diana Vagelos to Create New Undergraduate Program in Energy Research

PHILADELPHIA –University of Pennsylvania trustee emeritus P. Roy Vagelos, C’50, Hon’99 and his wife, Diana, parents ’90, have made a gift of $13.6 million to Penn to establish the Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research (VIPER), an innovative, dual-degree undergraduate program to be offered by the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 29, 2011

Penn Researcher Helps Identify 'Superfast' Muscles Responsible for Bat Echolocation

PHILADELPHIA – As nocturnal animals, bats rely echolocation to navigate and hunt prey. By bouncing sound waves off objects, including the bugs that are their main diet, bats can produce an accurate representation of their environment in total darkness. Now, researchers at the University of Southern Denmark and the University of Pennsylvania have shown that this amazing ability is enabled by a physical trait never before seen in mammals: so-called “superfast” muscles. 

What to Wear to a SlutWalk

September 28, 2011

Salamishah Tillet of the School of Arts and Sciences explains the anti-rape march and street protest that has gained popularity.

Article Source: Nation