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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151September 3, 2014

Learning Lessons by Integrating Sustainability in the Classroom at Penn

As an environmental studies major at the University of Pennsylvania, Kinsey Miller already knew about many sustainability issues. 

But, after spending the summer as a researcher in the Penn Green Campus Partnership’s Integrating Sustainability Across the Curriculum program, her interests have expanded further.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422September 4, 2014

New Penn Integrates Knowledge Website Highlights Program’s Broad Impact

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Since 2005 the University of Pennsylvania‘s Penn Integrates Knowledge program has brought to campus exceptional faculty members whose research and teaching exemplify the integration of knowledge across disciplines.

Since 2005 the University of Pennsylvania‘s Penn Integrates Knowledge program has brought to campus exceptional faculty members whose research and teaching exemplify the integration of knowledge across disciplines. 

Want Better, Smaller Government? Hire Another Million Federal Bureaucrats.

August 29, 2014

John DiIulio of the School of Arts & Sciences pens an op-ed about expanding the federal public service by 1 million and pruning federal private contractors to make way for better, smaller government.

Article Source: Washington Post
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 2, 2014

Penn Blends Art and Science With Network Visualization Program

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Science and art are often perceived to be at odds with each other, two fundamentally different ways of understanding the world. But University of Pennsylvania researcher Danielle Bassett believes science and art can inform each other in very tangible ways.

By Madeleine Stone  @themadstone

Science and art are often perceived to be at odds with each other, two fundamentally different ways of understanding the world. But University of Pennsylvania researcher Danielle Bassett believes science and art can inform each other in very tangible ways.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422August 29, 2014

Junior Jesse Yoder Is Helping to Map a Sustainable Course at Penn

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For junior Jesse Yoder of Fort Wayne, Ind., an internship as a research assistant gave him a taste of academic life while integrating sustainability in the curriculum.

This summer, University of Pennsylvania junior Jesse Yoder remained on campus, not to take classes but to help prepare classes.

Audio: Penn Professor Alison Sweeney Explains the Mysterious Sex Lives of Corals

August 28, 2014

Alison Sweeney of the School of Arts & Sciences is interviewed about studying the sex lives of corals.

The Future of American Think Tanks

August 28, 2014

James McGann of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses American think tanks.

Article Source: WNPR Radio (Hartford)

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.

Article Source: Philly.com

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.”

Article Source: BuzzFeed

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.