School of Arts & Sciences

Audio: Bernanke’s Probably Thinking About a Think Tank

January 21, 2014

James McGann of the School of Arts and Sciences shares his thoughts on think tanks with strong brands attached to them.

Article Source: “Marketplace”
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460
Media Contact:Allison Bozniak | abozniak@lincolnparkpr.com | 202-340-2936 January 23, 2014

Brookings Institution Tops List of Penn’s 2013 Global Think Tank Index

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The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the University of Pennsylvania has released its seventh annual “Global Go To Think Tanks Report,” the most comprehensive ranking of the world’s top think tanks, and again the Brookings Institution tops the list.

The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the University of Pennsylvania has released its seventh annual “Global Go To Think Tanks Report,” the most comprehensive ranking of the world’s top think tanks, and again the Brookings Institution tops the list.

The World Bank hosted the release in Washington.

Penn Team’s Discovery of Royal Tomb Opens Door on Ancient Egyptian Dynasty

January 20, 2014

Josef Wegner of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Penn Museum comments on the discovery of an ancient Egyptian dynasty.

Article Source: "Newsworks," WHYY Radio
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 21, 2014

Ice Hockey at Penn Welcomes Winning Streak

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Since Oct. 5, Penn’s ice hockey team has had nine consecutive wins, with one tie. Now as the season heads into the second semester, there are only five games left, and the men’s team has reached a critical point.

Ice hockey is hardly something new at the University of Pennsylvania. It dates back to the century before last – 1898, to be precise.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604January 20, 2014

Liquid Crystal Turns Water Droplets Into ‘Gemstones,’ Penn Research Shows

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A new study describes research into a type of liquid crystal that dissolves in water rather than avoids it as do the oily liquid crystals found in displays.

Liquid crystals are remarkable materials that combine the optical properties of crystalline solids with the flow properties of liquids, characteristics that come together to enable the displays found in most computer monitors, televisions and smartphones.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460
Media Contact:Allison Bozniak | abozniak@lincolnparkpr.com | 202-340-2936January 17, 2014

Penn to Release Annual Report Ranking the World’s Top Think Tanks Jan. 22

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Penn will release the annual Global Go To Think Tanks Report and Index at a panel discussion at the World Bank headquarters in Washington on Jan. 22. The report is compiled with assistance from more than 1,500 peer institutions and experts from print and electronic media, academia, public and private donor institutions and governments around the world.

WHO:             Presenter: Dr. James McGann, director, University of Pennsylvania Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program

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