School of Arts & Sciences

Check Up: New Study Recalculates Weight’s Effect on Mortality Risk

April 13, 2014

Doctoral student Andrew Stokes of the School of Arts and Sciences says, “Illness simultaneously reduces BMI and increases risk for mortality.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151April 14, 2014

Expanding Minds, Improving Language Skills ‘at Home’ at Penn

The classroom is not the only place at the University of Pennsylvania where a student can learn a language.

Gregory College House’s residential modern languages program offers five “language houses” where students can enjoy new cultural experiences and improve their language proficiency.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 14, 2014

Penn’s Al Filreis Inducted Into Minerva Academy, Honored as an ‘Educational Innovator’

Al Filreis, an English professor at the University of Pennsylvania, has been inducted as one of 14 founding members into the Minerva Academy, an honorary institution dedicated to promoting and rewarding extraordinary advancements and innovation in higher education around the world.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 11, 2014

Penn Lightbulb Café Presents Michael Horowitz Talk on Future of War

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Michael Horowitz, associate professor of political science at Penn, will draw on his extensive research on military innovation, as well as his experience working in the Department of Defense, to discuss key trends and technologies that will shape the future of warfare.

WHO:             Michael Horowitz

                        Associate Professor of Political Science

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 11, 2014

Penn and ADL Team Up to Provide Holocaust Education Teacher-training Workshop April 17

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On April 17, Penn and the Anti-Defamation League of Philadelphia will present a half-day workshop for teachers of the Holocaust that will incorporate the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s Visual History Archive of interviews with Holocaust survivors and witnesses.

WHO:             University of Pennsylvania

                       Anti-Defamation League

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 11, 2014

Penn and ADL Team Up to Provide Holocaust Education Teacher-training Workshop April 17

On April 17th Penn and the Anti-Defamation League of Philadelphia will present a half-day workshop for teachers of the Holocaust that will incorporate the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s Visual History Archive of interviews with Holocaust survivors and witnesses.

 

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Looking for America Beyond Its Borders

April 11, 2014

Amy Kaplan from the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted on the globalization of higher education.

Article Source: New York Times

Teaching Children How to Be Entrepreneurs

April 8, 2014

Karl Ulrich of the Wharton School is highlighted for helping teach middle-schoolers an entrepreneurship course at this sons’ school. Ulrich’s wife, Nancy Bentley of the School of Arts and Sciences, is also quoted.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Young Teachers Stick Around, Bringing Tech Savvy

April 7, 2014

Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education and the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for researching teacher experience levels.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal