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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151January 4, 2016

Penn Professor Directs Documentary: ‘Filmmaking for Democracy in Myanmar’

When Peter Decherney led a team of filmmakers and scholars to Myanmar in 2014, he quickly realized that there was a compelling story to tell about the country’s vibrant and, until recently, government-censored movie-making industry.

Blacks, Latinos Less Likely to Trust Physicians, Penn Study Finds

December 18, 2015

Postdoctoral fellow Abigail Sewell of the School of Arts & Sciences is featured for leading a study that found that minority groups like African-Americans and Latinos are less likely than whites to believe their physicians care about them.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Class Differences in Child-rearing Are on the Rise

December 17, 2015

Annette Lareau of the School of Arts & Sciences is mentioned for her research and book Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race and Family Life.

Article Source: New York Times

Poland Turns Hard to Right – and Jews Wind Up in Crosshairs

December 17, 2015

Mitchell Orenstein of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about the controversial comments of government officials in Poland.

Article Source: Forward.com
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Media Contact:Michele Berger | mwberger@upenn.edu | 215-898-6751December 17, 2015

Penn Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Minorities Less Likely to Trust Physicians

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Abigail Sewell of the University of Pennsylvania's School of Arts & Sciences found that minority groups like African-Americans and Latinos are less likely than whites to believe their physicians care about them.

When it comes to trust in their physicians, minority groups in the United States are less likely than white people to believe their doctors care about them, according to research by University of Pennsylvania’s Abigail Sewell.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194December 16, 2015

Penn Biologists-in-training Used Genomic Techniques to Study Campus Microbes

The premier scientists at the University of Pennsylvania rely on next-generation sequencing techniques to elicit new information about the living world. Now, freshmen can do the same thing.

Filmmaker/Author Tukufu Zuberi Documents How Africa Shapes the World

December 12, 2015

Tukufu Zuberi of the School of Arts & Sciences is profiled for his latest book, African Independence: How Africa Shapes the World.

Article Source: Philadelphia Tribune

Brain's Fear Centre Also Influences Kindness: Study

December 15, 2015

Michael Platt of the Wharton School, Perelman School of Medicine and School of Arts and Sciences discusses how primates respond to a reward-donation task.

Article Source: Business Standard

What to Do When Children Bring Deep Santa Questions Home

December 15, 2015

Deena Weisberg of the School of Arts and Sciences shares advice on handling questions from children about holiday tradition.

Article Source: Philly Voice

Who’s Really ‘Radical’?

December 15, 2015

Jamal J. Elias of the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted on the use of the word “radical” is increasing discrimination against Muslims.

Article Source: New York Times