Obama’s Veto Pen Likely to See More Action

January 11, 2011

Kathryn Dunn Tenpas of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on how frequently President Obama might use his veto power now.

Article Source: Washington Times

In Despair Over Acts of a Lone Gunman, Message of Lost Civility Finds an Audience

January 11, 2011

Diana Mutz of the Annenberg School for Communication comments on styles of political rhetoric and tone.

Article Source: Associated Press

How the Media Can Defang Poisonous Political Discourse

January 11, 2011

Barbie Zelizer of the Annenberg School for Communication says “old media have a great chance to redefine themselves.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Arizona Tragedy Gives Congress a Moment to Pause

January 10, 2011

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center comments on the effect national tragedies can have on political discourse.

Article Source: Associated Press
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 10, 2011

”Post-Mao Dreaming: Chinese Contemporary Art” at Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery

PHILADELPHIA — “Post-Mao Dreaming: Chinese Contemporary Art” opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on Jan. 22. 

Featuring 30 prints, drawings, photographs and paintings, this traveling exhibition organized by the Smith College Museum of Art offers a glimpse into the post-Cultural Revolution era in China, following Mao Zedong’s death.  It was the time when Chinese artists began to shrug off the restrictions established under Maoist Communism (1949-1979) and reclaim their individuality.

'To Form a More Perfect Union,’ But Reading Sparks Some Division

January 7, 2011

Richard Beeman of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on significance of Congress’ recitation of the Constitution on the House floor.

Article Source: Washington Post

That’s Quite A Feet! Bam First Flip-Flop President

January 5, 2011

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg School for Communication comments on President Obama’s casual footwear.

 

Article Source: New York Post

Is There Room for Political Compromise in an Era of Permanent Campaigning?

January 4, 2011

President Amy Gutmann co-authors an op-ed about the importance of maintaining political compromise within Congress.

Article Source: Christian Science Monitor

Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

Hearing testimony from a group of diverse experts from the fields of bioethics, theology, law, technology transfer, engineering, and various fields in science and medicine, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues met at Penn on September 13-14.

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112th U.S. Congress

Expert:

Dr. Neil Malhotra

Associate Professor of Political Science