School of Arts & Sciences

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658 August 26, 2015

Penn Researchers Receive More Than $1 Million in Kaufman Foundation Awards

University of Pennsylvania researchers will receive five of the 10 grants being awarded this year by the Charles E. Kaufman Foundation, part of The Pittsburgh Foundation, which supports cutting-edge scientific research in chemistry, biology and physics at institutions across Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151September 1, 2015

Penn English Professor Awarded Janus Pannonius Prize for Poetry

Charles Bernstein, a University of Pennsylvania English professor, is the recipient of the 2015 Janus Pannonius Grand Prize for Poetry, along with Guiseppe Conte of Italy.

Why So Many Teachers Quit, and How to Fix That

August 23, 2015

Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education and the School of Arts & Sciences comments on his work to determine how to better retain teachers.

Article Source: LA Times

The Fear Factor in Breast Cancer

August 21, 2015

Robert Aronowitz of the School of Arts and Sciences authored an opinion piece on existing in a state of uncertainty when dealing with cancer.

Article Source: New York Times

How Does the NFL’s Roger Goodell Stay in Power? By Acting Like a Dictator.

August 24, 2015

Michael Horowitz of the School of Arts and Sciences is the author of an op-ed on the behavior of professional sport managers.

Article Source: Washington Post

Tiny Fountain of Atoms Sparks Big Insights Into Dark Energy

August 20, 2015
Justin Khoury of the School
Article Source: Science

2016 Campaigns Will Spend $4.4 Billion on TV Ads, But Why?

August 19, 2015

Diana Mutz of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted on campaign spending.

Article Source: Minnesota Public Radio
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Robert Sanders | rlsanders@berkeley.edu | 510-643-6998 August 20, 2015

Experiment Attempts to Snare Penn Astrophysicist’s Dark Energy ‘Chameleons’

If dark energy is hiding in the form of hypothetical particles called “chameleons,” a team of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, Berkeley, plans to flush them out.

Video: Why College Fails to Close the Racial Wealth Gap

August 17, 2015

 

Grace Kao of the School of Arts & Sciences talks about the racial wealth gap and whether higher education is truly an equalizer.

Article Source: HuffPost Live

My Strangely Amazing Year of Living Gratefully

August 17, 2015

 

Martin Seligman of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about using “well-being” as the top standard for valuing lives.

Article Source: DailyBeast.com