Integrated Studies at Penn

This fall, Penn launched a new undergraduate program in Integrated Studies. The program is designed around the idea that no single discipline or perspective can be applied to complex problems; instead, students tackle problems using multiple disciplines and approaches.

The NFL’s Ongoing Headache

September 21, 2011

Douglas Smith of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the effects of concussions on professional football players.

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Gray Area Project Aims to Bring Philadelphia Designers and Preservations Together

September 23, 2011

Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts and Sciences and Randall Mason of PennDesign are featured.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Evolution Hints at a Superbug Strategy

September 19, 2011

Neil Fishman of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on rethinking conventional wisdom.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Feeling Out of Control? Why Certain Products Make You Feel Better

September 21, 2011

Keisha Cutright of the Wharton School is highlighted for her research about people’s personal control.

Article Source: Time

College Athletes Should Get Paid, but How?

September 20, 2011

Kenneth Shropshire of the Wharton School shares his perspective on college athletes being compensated.

Article Source: Atlantic

Art Meets Medicine: For CHOP Patients, Portraits Are Treatment

September 12, 2011

Linton Whitaker, Scott Bartlett and David Sarwer of the Perelman School of Medicine are highlighted for their contributions to the “Face to Face” exhibit.

Article Source: Philadelphia Magazine

For HIV Counselor, Prevention Begins With Self-Esteem

September 19, 2011

Anne Teitelman of the School of Nursing comments on her study of HIV prevention.

Article Source: Chicago Tribune
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604September 19, 2011

Penn Researchers Develop New Technique for Filling Gaps in Fossil Record

PHILADELPHIA — University of Pennsylvania evolutionary biologists have resolved a long-standing paleontological problem by reconciling the fossil record of species diversity with modern DNA samples.

Penn Researchers Work to Make Federal Agents’ Radio More Secure

September 19, 2011

Matt Blaze and Sandy Clark of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are featured for their work in securing federal agents’ radios.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer