School of Arts & Sciences

Audio: Can the Internet Be Policed?

January 5, 2015

Guobin Yang of the Annenberg School for Communication and the School of Arts & Sciences discusses how the Chinese g

Article Source: “The Inquiry,” BBC

A Hundred Years’ Failure

January 3, 2015

Eric Schneider of the School of Arts & Sciences writes about the War on Drugs.

Article Source: Politico.com
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604January 21, 2015

Twitter Can Predict Rates of Coronary Heart Disease, According to Penn Research

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Penn researchers have now shown that the social media platform Twitter can serve as a dashboard indicator of a community’s psychological well being and can predict rates of heart disease.

Twitter has broken news stories, launched and ended careers, started social movements and toppled governments, all by being an easy, direct and immediate way for people to share what’s on their minds.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194December 31, 2014

Penn Scientists Identify Patterns of RNA Regulation in the Nuclei of Plants

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In a new study done in plants, University of Pennsylvania biologists give a global view of the patterns that can affect the various RNA regulatory processes that occur before these molecules move into the cytoplasm, where they are translated into the proteins that make up a living organism.

When the human genome was first sequenced, experts predicted they would find about 100,000 genes. The actual number has turned out to be closer to 20,000, just a few thousand more than fruit flies have. The question logically arose: how can a relatively small number of genes lay the blueprint for the complexities of the human body?

What’s the Best Way to Make a Resolution Stick?

December 22, 2014

Judith Beck of the School of Arts & Sciences shares how a buddy system helps individuals stick to their New Year re

Article Source: Wall Street Journal
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 5, 2015

Student Group at Penn Delivers On-site Science to Local Children

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Penn Science Across Ages mixes community engagement and volunteering with increased access to learning for students at schools in West Philadelphia.

University of Pennsylvania senior Steve Scarfone and junior Jeffrey Ng are part of a local community-engagement project that mixes volunteering and increasing access to learning through Penn Science Across Ages.

How the Military Could Turn Your Mind Into the Next Battlefield

December 19, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences discusses neurosecurity.

Article Source: Io9.com

Interview: The Past and the Future of Offset Strategies

December 8, 2014

Michael Horowitz of the School of Arts & Sciences is interviewed.

Article Source: Warontherocks.com

Our Teacher Diversity Problem Is Not Just About Recruitment. It’s About Retention.

December 17, 2014

Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education and the School of Arts & Sciences talks about teacher recruit

Article Source: Slate.com

La matematica degli origami (per farci tutt’altro)

December 15, 2014

Toen Castle and Randall Kamien of the School of Arts & Sciences are featured for their kirigami research.

Article Source: Wired.it (Italy)