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Researchers Find Causes for Higher Death Rates Among Middle-aged Whites

January 29, 2016

Samuel Preston of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about higher-than-expected death rates among middle-aged white Americans.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Penn Researcher Studies ‘American Idol’ Losers

January 27, 2016

 

Doctoral candidate Junhow Wei of the School of Arts & Sciences is highlighted for studying how people who audition for “American Idol” cope with not being selected to become contestants on the show.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Michele Berger | mwberger@upenn.edu | 215-898-6751December 17, 2015

Penn Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Minorities Less Likely to Trust Physicians

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Abigail Sewell of the University of Pennsylvania's School of Arts & Sciences found that minority groups like African-Americans and Latinos are less likely than whites to believe their physicians care about them.

When it comes to trust in their physicians, minority groups in the United States are less likely than white people to believe their doctors care about them, according to research by University of Pennsylvania’s Abigail Sewell.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422 December 3, 2015
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Media Contact:Michele Berger | mwberger@upenn.edu | 215-898-6751November 17, 2015

Penn Sociologists Dig Deep Into the Needs of South Philly’s Latino Immigrants

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Emilio A. Parrado, Chenoa Flippen, Amada Armenta, Heidy Sarabia and Edith Gutierrez of the Sociology department explored the challenges faced by South Philly’s Latino immigrant community.

Emilio A. Parrado is concerned about how immigrants incorporate into new communities.

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Media Contact:Michele Berger | mwberger@upenn.edu | 215-898-6751October 15, 2015

Penn’s Hanson Works to Protect Cultural Heritage Sites in Syria and Iraq

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In places like Iraq and Syria, Penn Museum’s Katharyn Hanson teaches locals in the field emergency measures to safeguard culturally important artifacts and sites.

Katharyn Hanson stands on stage at the World Café Live in Philadelphia in front of a crowd of several dozen. Behind her flash images of antiquities and artifacts that make up much of the cultural legacy in places like Syria and Iraq. Sprinkled throughout are photos of explosions, dark gray plumes masking former heritage sites.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 17, 2015

Two Penn Undergraduates Study ‘Crimes That Changed Our World’

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Through the Penn Undergraduate Research Mentoring Program, Aaron Wolff from Great Neck, N.Y. and Taryn MacKinney of Fort Collins, Colo. are studying sensational crimes that have shaped the justice system.

This summer, two undergraduate students at the University of Pennsylvania are examining crimes throughout history and how those events resulted in controversial legislative changes. 

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422June 15, 2015

Penn Joins edX Partnership, Expands Free Online Classes

The University of Pennsylvania today announced a partnership with leading nonprofit online learning platform edX, expanding the University’s open learning course offerings to reach millions of additional learners worldwide.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 17, 2015

Arab Spring’s Demands for Democratic Reforms Has Precedence, Penn Senior Finds

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University of Pennsylvania undergraduate Anwar Akrouk's senior thesis argues that the Arab Spring’s demand for democratic reform mirrors nationalism’s rise following World War I and the Ottoman Empire’s fall.

By Julie McWilliams

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194January 29, 2015

Penn Senior Emma Schad Investigates the Politics of Philadelphia’s Parks

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Growing up in Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania senior Emma Schad spent countless days in the city’s parks, enjoying nature within the urban cityscape. Now, as a science, technology and society major with a minor in environmental science, Schad has turned a scholarly eye toward examining how Philadelphia manages its 186 parks.

By Sarah Welsh