School of Arts & Sciences

Audio: Parenting Styles and Children’s Lives

April 17, 2014

Annette Lareau of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses how children of different socioeconomic backgrounds are influenced by their parents’ styles.

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Media Contact:Lillian Dunn | lilliand@sas.upenn.edu | 215-898-1390April 17, 2014
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 17, 2014

Men’s Rugby at Penn: Olympians of Tomorrow Heading to Collegiate Championships

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For the second consecutive year, the Men’s Rugby Football Club at Penn is playing at the national Collegiate Rugby Championships May 31-June 1 at PPL Park in Chester, Pa.

Future Olympic champions may be in training right here at the University of Pennsylvania.

Brain Scans: Don’t Throw Out the Baby With the Dead Salmon

April 11, 2014

A report on the trustworthiness of neuroimaging studies led by Martha Farah of the School of Arts and Sciences is highlighted.

Article Source: Discover Magazine
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 17, 2014

Film Diplomacy Topic of Dick Wolf Cinema Studies Conference at Penn

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Scholars, filmmakers and government officials gathering for The Second Annual Dick Wolf Conference “Film Diplomacy in the Digital Age” will explore the role of film, video and digital media as tools of social change and control in global politics on April 18.

 

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 17, 2014

Computer Users Circumvent Password Security With Workarounds, Penn Led Study Shows

When workers and organizations circumvent computer passwords and security rules, they unwittingly open the door to hackers, according to a study co-authored by Ross Koppel, an adjunct professor of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 16, 2014

Penn Junior Ariel Koren Wins Truman Scholarship

Ariel Koren, a junior at the University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded a Harry S. Truman Scholarship, a merit-based award for college students who plan to pursue graduate or professional degrees to prepare for careers in government or public service.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 16, 2014

Cosmologists at Penn Weigh Cosmic Filaments and Voids

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Dark matter is thought to exist in a vast network of filaments throughout the universe, pulling luminous galaxies into an interconnected web of clusters, interspersed with seemingly empty voids. Penn researchers have measured the "weight" of these voids and filaments for the first time, showing the former are not as empty as they look.

Cosmologists have established that much of the stuff of the universe is made of dark matter, a mysterious, invisible substance that can’t be directly detected but which exerts a gravitational pull on surrounding objects.

City Real Estate Continues to Have ‘Fits and Starts’

April 15, 2014

Kevin Gillen of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for his analysis of home sales in Philadelphia.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 14, 2014

Students at Penn Mentor Local Children Through Big Brothers Big Sisters

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Penn students have been involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters for 10 years. This year, 280 matches have been made between undergraduates at Penn and youngsters from seven local schools, including the Henry C. Lea Elementary School. In all, there have been approximately 1,900 matches made at Penn.

Shaiyam Flavaney credits much of his success as a student at the University of Pennsylvania to the guidance he received from his mentors, growing up in Jackson, N.J.