Signs of a Truce in the Mommy Wars

December 10, 2015

Jerry Jacobs of the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for collaborative research on Americans’ views on working mothers.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460
Media Contact:Gwyn Garrison | gwyngarrison@gmail.com | 610-639-5105December 9, 2015

Penn to Host Global Think Tank Innovations Summit

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In a climate of ever-evolving technological advances and competition for resources, TTCSP will bring together leaders from more than 40 think tanks for the Think Tank Innovations Summit on Penn’s campus. The summit is intended to serve as a catalyst for ideas, innovation and change in the global community of think tanks.

WHO:           James McGann, director of the University of Pennsylvania Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program; representatives from more than 40 think tanks from around the world; Ric

The Desktop Gene Machine

December 8, 2015

Orkan Telhan of the School of Design and Karen Hogan of the School of Arts & Sciences are highlighted for collaborating on a desktop machine that automates genetic engineering.

Article Source: Popular Science
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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422December 8, 2015

Penn Undergraduate Is a Nationally-ranked Speed Skater

By Claire Daly

For Benjamin Oh, there wasn’t a single moment when he realized that speed skating was something he wanted to pursue seriously. But, as he started improving, he loved the adrenaline rush that came with achieving faster and faster speeds.

The Linguistics of 'YouTube Voice'

December 7, 2015

Mark Liberman of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted on the voice inflections used when speaking one-on-one with a camera.

Article Source: The Atlantic

This Is How the Ocean Makes Earth Livable

December 7, 2015

Anna Cabre of the School of Arts & Sciences explains how the oceans offset the rising temperatures of earth.

Article Source: Gizmodo

Study Drugs: Are Modafinil, Noopept and Nootropics Essential in Helping Students on the Road to Exam Success?

December 7, 2015

Martha J. Farah of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted on her studies on academic “smart drugs.”

Article Source: The Independent

When Should a Shooting Really Be Called ‘Terrorism’?

December 3, 2015

Anthea Butler of the School of Arts & Sciences suggests that the words used to discuss different crimes can reveal subconscious prejudices.

Article Source: Washington Post
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 6, 2016

Penn Attracts International Students and Those Who Study Abroad

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For international students, the University of Pennsylvania remains a destination of choice in higher education. Penn also sends a high number of American students to pursue studies abroad. Amy Shan and Connor Fairman are among them.

For international students, the University of Pennsylvania remains a destination of choice in higher education.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194December 3, 2015

Gene Pair Plays Crucial Role in Colon Cancer, Penn Vet Team Shows

Colon cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths worldwide, and researchers are hard at work to understand the disease’s complex molecular underpinnings.