For the US, It Seems, Syria Will Never Be a Humanitarian Crisis

December 21, 2011

Ian Lustick of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the crisis in Syria.

Article Source: New York Post

Audio: Twitter Gets Royal Treatment

December 19, 2011

Marwan Kraidy of the Annenberg School for Communication discusses a Saudi prince’s of a large stake in Twitter.

London Bridging: Penn Professor to Design Park for Olympics and Beyond

December 20, 2011

James Corner of the School of Design and his firm will design new public spaces for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.

A Year Later, Bouazizi’s Legacy Still Burns

December 17, 2011

Marwan Kraidy of the Annenberg School for Communication discusses how Mohamed Bouazizi was “definitely the catalyst of the Tunisian revolt, which due to its success catalyzed the Egyptian uprising.”

Article Source: CNN

Hope, Wariness Greet News of Kim Death

December 18, 2011

Frank Chance of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Planet of the Apes: Why We Hate Broccoli

December 19, 2011

Sarah Tishkoff of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences and Michael Campbell of the Perelman School are featured for their research on the bitterness gene.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Euro Crisis: Nightmare Scenarios for US Travelers

December 14, 2011

Mauro Guillén of the Wharton School discusses three possible scenarios for the current euro crisis.

Article Source: Forbes
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London Calling: Olympic Park South Commission Is a PennDesign Success

James Corner Field Operations (JCFO), the New York-based contemporary design practice led by the University of Pennsylvania's School of Design's James Corner, MLA'86, Professor and Chairman of Landscape Architecture, has won the commission to design the new public spaces in London Olympic Park South.

This will be one of the first new public spaces and facilities added to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, east London, which will host events following the 2012 Games.

Bioethics Panel Urges System to Compensate Those Hurt in Medical Experiments

December 15, 2011

President Amy Gutmann, who chairs the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, says, “Nothing on the order of what happened in Guatemala could happen today with federal funded research.”

Article Source: Washington Post
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