School of Arts & Sciences

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
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 17, 2015

Penn Researchers Use Nanoscopic Pores to Investigate Protein Structure

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University of Pennsylvania researchers have made strides toward a new method of gene sequencing a strand of DNA’s bases are read as they are threaded through a nanoscopic hole. In a new study, they have shown that this technique can also be applied to proteins as way to learn more about their structure.

University of Pennsylvania researchers have made strides toward a new method of gene sequencing a strand of DNA’s bases are read as they are threaded through a nanoscopic hole. 

In a new study, they have shown that this technique can also be applied to proteins as way to learn more about their structure.

Cops in School: Way to Rebuild Community Trust in Law Enforcement?

August 13, 2015

 

Emily Owens of the School of Arts & Sciences comments on school resource officer programs.

Article Source: Christian Science Monitor

Breaches in the Wall of Separation

August 11, 2015

 

Sarah Barringer Gordon of the Law School and the School of Arts & Sciences is featured for researching the influence of state authorities on churches during the early decades of American life. The article contains a link to a Law School podcast.

Article Source: Economist
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194August 11, 2015

Penn/Arizona Team to Study Little-understood lncRNA Molecules

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With an award of more than $2.5 million from the National Science Foundation’s Plant Genome Research Program, the University of Pennsylvania’s Brian Gregory will join two scientists from the University of Arizona to study the true nature of a class of mysterious RNA molecules known as lncRNA.

There is a theory that RNA, instead of DNA, is the original building block of all life. Yet many RNA molecules remain mysterious, their true nature and function little understood.