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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658September 8, 2011

Penn's Jonathan Moreno: 'Can Brain Research Keep Us Safe?'

In his Sept. 8 Slate.com column, titled “Can Brain Research Keep Us Safe?” Penn’s Jonathan Moreno ponders if neuroscience research, or “neurosecurity,” can aid anti-terrorism efforts in a post-9/11 world.
 
Moreno is a Penn Integrates Knowledge professor with joint appointments in the Perelman School of Medicine’s Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy and the School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of History and Sociology of Science. He holds the David and Lyn Silfen University Professorship of Ethics.
 

Can Brain Research Keep Us Safe?

September 8, 2011

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences shares his views on post-9/11 “neurosecurity.”

Article Source: Slate.com

Why Everyone Else Was Too Stupid to Know Irene Would Fizzle

August 31, 2011

Rob Kurzban of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the Dunning-Kruger effect.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Irene Rains on August Back-to-School Sales

September 1, 2011

Barbara Kahn of the Wharton School shares her views on the "retail landscape."

Article Source: Reuters

Idaho Woman Challenges Abortion Laws After Prosecution

August 31, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a case of a woman challenging abortion laws.

Article Source: Reuters

With Hurricane Irene, White House Takes a Spin Down Madison Ave.

August 31, 2011

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center comments on people banding together like a family during a time of crisis.

Article Source: Chicago Tribune

The Color of Colombiana

August 30, 2011

Tukufu Zuberi of the School of Arts and Sciences shares his opinion about the new action film “CoIombiana.”

Article Source: Huffington Post

A Look Behind the Scenes with Penn's Champion Robotic Soccer Team

In July, the United States scored a major international soccer victory. The nation may not have been able to bring home the Women's World Cup, but Team DARwIn took first place in the Humanoid Kid Size competition at the 2011 RoboCup tournament held in Istanbul, Turkey.

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The First Computer at Penn: ENIAC

Earlier this year, the Philadelphia City Council officially declared Feb. 15 as “ENIAC Day” in recognition of the 65th anniversary of the revolutionary computer’s dedication at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Pay to Play: Should Registered Organ Donors Get Priority as Recipients?

August 23, 2011

Judd Kessler of the Wharton School is cited for co-authoring a working paper about “priority-to-participants in an incentivized game.”

Article Source: Freakonomics