‘God Particle’ Could Spell Doom for the Universe

February 26, 2013

I. Joseph Kroll of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the “God particle.”

Article Source: The Times of India
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 25, 2013

University of Pennsylvania Hosts Day-long Symposium on 'The Politics of Black Women’s Hair' March 1

WHO:             Featured speakers and invited guests:

                        Melissa Harris Perry, MSNBC host, Tulane University professor of political science and author of Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes and Black Women in America

University of Pennsylvania Plans Centers in Philadelphia and China

February 25, 2013

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School and Penn’s global initiatives are spotlighted.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151February 22, 2013

Paul Mitchell: At Penn, Four Years of Looking at the Past

Paul Mitchell’s deep interest in anthropology and in exploring human evolution and variation was sparked by his first course in the fall of 2009 during his freshman year at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Mosaic Tells Nearly 2,000-Year-Old Story

One of the world’s largest and best-preserved stone mosaics has made its final U.S. stop at the Penn Museum.

The Museum’s “Unearthing a Masterpiece: A Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel” exhibition displays a 13-foot by 24-foot section of the Lod Mosaic, from 300 C.E.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 20, 2013

Penn Cosmologists Join Euclid Space Telescope Mission

PHILADELPHIA — NASA has nominated three U.S. science teams to participate in the European Space Agency's planned Euclid mission, a space telescope designed to probe the mysteries of dark energy and dark matter and scheduled to launch in 2020.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 19, 2013

Penn Researchers Help Show That Blood Plasma Is Thicker Than Water

PHILADELPHIA — For decades, researchers thought that blood plasma behaved like water. But, according to new research from the University of Pennsylvania and Saarland University in Germany, plasma is more elastic and viscous than water, and, like ketchup, its flow properties depend on the pressure it is under.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194February 15, 2013

Penn’s Rebecca Stein Will Engage Online Economics Students in the ‘Active Sport’ of Learning

Many professors who embark on teaching a massive open online class, or MOOC, may be apprehensive about conveying their subject material to thousands.

Free Calculations

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Robert Ghrist of Math and Engineering “is spreading the gospel of calculus” to 48,000 students around the world.

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Pope Benedict XVI’s Resignation

Dr. Anthea Butler, an associate professor of religious studies and graduate chair in the School of Arts and Sciences, is an advocate for the public understanding of religion.