Affirmative Action Case Sparks Debate Over Race vs. Class

June 17, 2013

Camille Charles of the School of Arts and Sciences shares her thoughts about affirmative action.

Article Source: Diverse

Peer Pressure for Teens Paves the Path to Adulthood

June 17, 2013

Jonah Berger of the Wharton School comments on social influence among teens.

Article Source: The Wall Street Journal

Can Brain Scans Explain Crime?

June 7, 2013

Adrian Raine of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine is interviewed about brain imagery.

Article Source: Washinton Post
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 11, 2013

Penn to Host Conference on Child Welfare

The University of Pennsylvania will be the site of a three-day conference, “One Child, Many Hands: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Child Welfare,” that will explore child welfare in the age of reform. 

Breaking the Cycle of Recidivism

One in 32 Americans are either in prison, on parole, or on probation, according to a 2010 report from the United States Bureau of Justice Statistics. Despite the significant number of people affected by the criminal justice system, this “invisible epidemic” has remained largely unaddressed.


Audio: Young Adults in the Foster Care System

June 3, 2013

Debra Schilling Wolfe of the School of Social Policy and Practice speaks about older youth in the foster care system.

Article Source: WHYY

Let’s Address Hunger Crisis

May 28, 2013

Dean Joan Hendricks of the School of Veterinary Medicine co-authors an editorial about America’s hunger crisis.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Pam Kosty | pkosty@upenn.edu | 215-898-4045June 3, 2013

Penn Provides New Evidence on Origins of Winemaking in France

France is renowned the world over as a leader in the crafts of viticulture and winemaking—but the beginnings of French viniculture have been largely unknown, until now.

What People Really Think About Working Moms

May 31, 2013

Jerry Jacobs of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for helping design a study on working motherhood.

Article Source: Time

New Book Looks at WWI Through Eyes of Its Final Veterans

May 27, 2013

Penn grad Richard Rubin’s new book aims to bring the conflict alive using the voices of those who fought.

Article Source: CBS Local