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Media Contact:Michele Berger | mwberger@upenn.edu | 215-898-6751January 11, 2016

Penn Science Café Presents ‘Friendship and Your Brain’

WHO: Michael Platt
Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor
James S. Riepe University Professor of Neuroscience
Perelman School of Medicine

Will Justices Be Consistent in Their Convictions?

January 11, 2016

Mitchell Berman of the Law School and the School of Arts & Sciences pens an op-ed about consistency in the Supreme Court’s decisions regarding constitutional challenges to race-based preferences in university admissions.

Article Source: Philly.com

Including Teachers in Reform Efforts Is Key to Retention, Expert Says

January 7, 2016

Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education and the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about the significance of including teachers in reform efforts.

Article Source: Arizona Daily Star
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194January 7, 2016

Penn President’s Engagement Prize Launches Effort to Empower Ghanaian Girls

The University of Pennsylvania President’s Engagement Prize gave Penn graduate Shadrack Frimpong the opportunity to fulfill a dream he had been imagining for years: opening a clinic and school for girls in his

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Media Contact:Michele Berger | mwberger@upenn.edu | 215-898-6751January 22, 2016

Penn Professor Robert Ghrist Brings Complicated Math to the Masses

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PIK Professor Robert Ghrist of Arts & Sciences and Engineering brings the complex field of algebraic topology to a level nearly anyone can understand.

It’s not easy to make confusing mathematics topics understandable, let alone interesting, to non-mathematicians, but University of Pennsylvania professor Robert Ghrist has figured out the formula.

Racial Surveillance Has a Long History

January 4, 2016

Dorothy Roberts of the Law School and the School of Arts & Sciences and Jeffrey Vagle of the Law School pen an op-ed about the history of racial surveillance.

Article Source: TheHill.com

The Case for an Entirely New Calendar

December 30, 2015

Vanessa Ogle of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about calendar reform.

Article Source: BBC
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Media Contact:Michele Berger | mwberger@upenn.edu | 215-898-6751January 6, 2016

Penn Professor Deborah Thomas Named Editor-in-Chief of ‘American Anthropologist’

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Deborah Thomas of Arts & Sciences was appointed editor-in-chief of the prestigious American Anthropologist for her innovative thoughts on how to advance the journal.

Deborah Thomas, an anthropology professor in the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts & Sciences, has been named editor-in-chief of the American Anthropological Association’s flagship journal,

The Epistemic Trainwreck of Soft-side Psychology

January 5, 2016

Philip Tetlock of the Wharton School and the School of Arts & Sciences writes about the soft-side of psychology.

Article Source: Edge.org

The Ongoing Battles With Pathogens

January 5, 2016

Robert Kurzban of the School of Arts & Sciences writes about pathogens.

Article Source: Edge.org