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Media Contact: Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460
Media Contact:Allison Bozniak | abozniak@lincolnparkpr.com | 202-340-2936 January 25, 2016

Penn to Release Annual Global Think Tanks Ranking Report

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The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at Penn will release its 2015 Global Go To Think Tanks Report, the most comprehensive ranking of the world’s top think tanks, at four major launch events.

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New Research Digs Into Mysterious Origins of Coal

January 21, 2016

Hermann Pferfferkorn of the School of Arts & Sciences says, “But, most of the time, there isn’t very much — the coal is usually only found in certain areas, and the amounts that do exist do not compare to the huge quantities formed in the Carboniferous and Cenozoic.”

Article Source: Washington Post

The Unlikely History of Tolstoy College

January 19, 2016

Postdoctoral fellow Jennifer Wilson of the School of Arts & Sciences writes about the history of Tolstoy College.

Article Source: New Yorker

Trump’s Views Are Illiberal. But Are They Unamerican?

January 11, 2016

Rogers Smith of the School of Arts & Sciences is mentioned for advancing what he called the “multiple tradition thesis” of American political culture.

Article Source: Newsweek.com
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 15, 2016

Penn Junior Sophie Beren Has People Singing and Talking

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In the midst of earning two degrees, Beren sings the praises of communication, community involvement and social change.

Sophie Beren, a junior communications major at the University of Pennsylvania, is a natural connector. 

Is Obesity More Deadly Than Science Suggests?

January 14, 2016

Samuel Preston of the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for co-authoring a study about obesity and morality.

Article Source: Futurity.org
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 13, 2016

Black Lives Matter Co-founders Headline MLK Lecture in Social Justice at Penn

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Social activists Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi will discuss their work in the Black Lives Matter organization and how social media catapulted #BlackLivesMatter into a global movement at the 15th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture in Social Justice on Jan. 21 at 5;30 p.m. in the Zellerbach Theater of the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut St. The event is free and open to the public.

WHO:             Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi are two of the three co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Prediction Machines Will See the Future for Hedge Funds, CIA

January 12, 2016

Philip Tetlock of the Wharton School and the School of Arts & Sciences is mentioned for his involvement in a project called Good Judgment.

Article Source: Newsweek

Audio: Hypocrisy: Why Do People Often Say One Thing and Do Another?

January 11, 2016

Robert Kurzban of the School of Arts & Sciences joins a conversation about hypocrisy.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 11, 2016

Two Students, Two Alumni From Penn Join Inaugural Class of Schwarzman Scholars

Two students from the University of Pennsylvania and two Penn alumni are among 111 recipients of the inaugural Schwarzman Scholarships. The award funds one year of graduate studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing for each recipient. More than 3,000 people applied for the highly competitive program.