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

Hiker’s Family Hid Israeli Link During Captivity

September 27, 2011

Ian Lustick of the School of Arts and Sciences says, “There was a kind of objective alliance between people in this country who didn’t talk about it publicly … and the Iranians also downplayed it.”

Article Source: Associated Press
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 28, 2011

Penn Anthropologist Wins Presidential Early Career Award

PHILADELPHIA — Claudia Valeggia, an associate professor of anthropology in the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Arts and Sciences, has been selected as one of this year’s winners of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.

Are Violent ‘Flash Mobs’ Really a Trend?

September 26, 2011

Philippe Bourgois of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine and Eric Schneider of SAS share their knowledge about flash mobs.

Article Source: Atlantic
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 26, 2011

Penn Researchers Show New Neural Mechanism Responsible for Recognizing Scenes

PHILADELPHIA — One of the aims of cognitive neuroscience is to understand how the brain works on two distinct levels: the psychological experience of mental tasks and the underlying neurobiology that enables them. Tools like functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, have allowed cognitive neuroscientists to connect those two levels for a variety of everyday experiences, such as solving a math problem or remembering a word.

Spat a Battle of Parties

September 26, 2011

Rogers Smith of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the Republican proposals for Electoral College voting in Nebraska and Pennsylvania.

Article Source: Omaha World-Herald

Integrated Studies at Penn

This fall, Penn launched a new undergraduate program in Integrated Studies. The program is designed around the idea that no single discipline or perspective can be applied to complex problems; instead, students tackle problems using multiple disciplines and approaches.

Gray Area Project Aims to Bring Philadelphia Designers and Preservations Together

September 23, 2011

Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts and Sciences and Randall Mason of PennDesign are featured.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 22, 2011

Penn’s Fels Institute of Government Partners With Swiss Consulate to Present Panel Discussion on Public Debt Sept. 27

WHO:             Joseph J. Minarik,
senior vice president and director of research,
The

Committee for 
Economic Development

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 19, 2011

Penn Researchers Develop New Technique for Filling Gaps in Fossil Record

PHILADELPHIA — University of Pennsylvania evolutionary biologists have resolved a long-standing paleontological problem by reconciling the fossil record of species diversity with modern DNA samples.