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A Math Classroom, Without Walls

The announcement of a new math course generally doesn’t elicit the kind of response that accompanies a movie premiere, but in a way, that’s what happened when Robert Ghrist debuted “Calculus: Single Variable” in January.

Video: Ezekiel Emanuel on America

March 29, 2013

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School is interviewed.

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Video: Anthea Butler and the Politics of Black Hair

March 31, 2013

Anthea Butler of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the politics of black hair and showcases her hairstyle.

Article Source: NBC News.com

Why Do We Hate Certain Words?

April 1, 2013

Mark Liberman of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on why people strongly dislike certain words.

Article Source: Slate

Philly Accent Isn’t Dying, Just Evolving

March 28, 2013

William Labov and graduate student Josef Fruehwald of the School of Arts and Sciences discuss the evolution of the Philadelphia accent.

Article Source: Metro
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820March 28, 2013

Penn Social Work Student Learns Lessons of Hard Work and Justice for Immigrants

It began at age 5, long before she came to the University of Pennsylvania.

During school breaks, while other students vacationed or went to camp, Jennifer Gutierrez was working.  At first, she worked as an interpreter for her mother who did not speak English. 

Audio: What $12 Million in Anti-Gun Advertising Really Gets You

March 26, 2013

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center discusses anti-gun advertising.

Article Source: The Take Away

Forecasting Fox

March 21, 2013

Philip Tetlock and Barabra Mellers of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Wharton School are spotlighted for their work that helps people make more accurate predictions.

Article Source: New York Times

Reaching Those on the Wrong Side of the Digital Divide

March 20, 2013

Dan Wagner of the Graduate School of Education says that “anything that helps people, especially the poor, get access to technology is good.”

Article Source: New York Times

Israel Needs a New Map

March 21, 2013

Ian Lustick of the School of Arts and Sciences pens an op-ed about how Israel is viewed outside the U.S.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times