School of Arts & Sciences

Possible Dinosaur Nest May Have Had ‘Babysitter,’ Penn Study Finds

August 27, 2014

School of Arts & Sciences doctoral student Brandon Hedrick and Peter Dodson of SAS and the School of Veterinary Medicine are highlighted for leading a study of 120 million-year-old dinosaur fossil.

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Eighty Years of Fergusons

August 25, 2014

Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts & Sciences says, “The primary period of black urban uprisings … was 1963 to 1970, nearly all of them … sparked by confrontations between African-Americans and the police.”

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Audio: Long-term Gaza Ceasefire Deal Struck

August 27, 2014

Ian Lustick of the School of Arts & Sciences is interviewed about the ceasefire deal in Gaza.

Video: ‘Gathering Storm’: The Philly Riots of ‘64

August 26, 2014

Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses the Philadelphia riots of 1964.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422August 27, 2014

Penn Announces Launch of President’s Engagement Prizes

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University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann today announced the launch of the President’s Engagement Prizes, competitively awarded annual prizes for Penn seniors to design and undertake fully funded local, national or global engagement projects during the first year after they graduate.

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann today announced the launch of the President’s Engagement Prizes, competitively awarded annual prizes for Penn seniors to design and undertake fully funded local, national or global engagement projects during the first year after they graduate.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194August 26, 2014

Penn Paleontologists Describe a Possible Dinosaur Nest and Young ‘Babysitter’

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A new examination of a rock slab containing fossils of 24 very young dinosaurs and one older individual is suggestive of a group of hatchlings overseen by a caretaker, according to a new study by University of Pennsylvania researchers.

Dinosaurs are often depicted as giant, frightening beasts. But every creature is a baby once.

A new examination of a rock slab containing fossils of 24 very young dinosaurs and one older individual is suggestive of a group of hatchlings overseen by a caretaker, according to a new study by University of Pennsylvania researchers.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194August 26, 2014

For Penn’s Tanner Frank, Dinosaur Digs in Utah Offer a Desk Job Alternative

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This summer, Frank, now a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania, spent time pursuing his childhood passion on dinosaur digs in the Utah desert. Working side by side with experts, he uncovered fossils, footprints and a confirmation that he’s on the right academic path.

Like a lot of little kids, Tanner Frank went through a “dinosaur phase.” Unlike most, however, he says, “I never grew out of it.”

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422August 25, 2014

Penn Undergrad Researches Cross-cultural Implications of the ‘Gangnam Phenomenon’

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University Scholar Sheryl Li, a senior from Plano, Texas, spent two summers researching the impact of Korean Wave and K-pop and its influence in China and then Japan.

By Christina Cook

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820August 22, 2014

Senior Leads Penn Women’s Ice Hockey Club Into the 2014-15 Season

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She's only been on the ice for three years, but senior Alyssa Johncola from Northeast Philadelphia is leading the pack as the president of the women's ice hockey club at Penn.

Alyssa Johncola is an unstoppable force at the University of Pennsylvania.

She’s the president, right winger and former substitute goalie of the women’s ice hockey team, a club made up of both graduate and undergraduate students at Penn.

Four Penn Students Built a Smart Thermometer to Help Parents Monitor Their Kids’ Fevers Anytime, Anywhere

August 22, 2014

Undergraduates Collin Hill and Aaron Goldstein of the Wharton School and William Duckworth of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and School of Arts & Sciences alum Becca Goldstein are featured for developing a smartphone-app thermometer.

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