School of Arts & Sciences

Parents Are Now Getting Arrested for Letting Their Kids Go to the Park Alone

July 15, 2014

Dorothy Roberts of the Law School and the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for her book Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare.

Article Source: Slate.com
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40th Anniversary of Nixon's Resignation

Note for TV and radio: The University of Pennsylvania has an on-campus satellite uplink facility with live-shot capability and an on-campus ISDN line.

Dr. Michael Delli Carpini Professor of Communication and Dean, Annenberg School for Communication

 Annenberg School for Communication

Dr. Delli Carpini’s research explores the role of the citizen in U.S. politics. He is the author or co-author of numerous books and publications, including What Americans Know About Politics and Why It Matters.

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Joseph J. Diorio, 215-746-1798 or jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu

Dr. Kathleen Hall Jamieson Professor of Communication and Director, Annenberg Public Policy Center

 Annenberg School for Communication

Dr. Jamieson is the author or co-author of 15 books, including Presidents Creating the Presidency.

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Michael Rozansky , 215-746-0202 or mrozansky@asc.upenn.edu

Dr. Alvin Felzenberg Adjunct Professor of Communication

 Annenberg School for Communication

Dr. Felzenberg, an American presidential historian, is the author of The Leaders We Deserved (and a Few We Didn't): Rethinking the Presidential Rating Game.

           

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Joseph J. Diorio , 215-746-1798 or jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu

Dr. Rogers Smith Professor of Political Science

 School of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Rogers served as Nixon campaign organizer in 1968, heading up Teens for Nixon in Illinois. His research interests focus on public law, American political thought and political theory.

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Jacquie Posey, 215-898-6460 or jposey@upenn.edu

Dr. Thomas Sugrue Professor of History and Sociology

 School of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Sugrue specializes in 20th century American politics, urban history, civil rights and race. He co-edits the book series Politics and Culture in Modern America.

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Jacquie Posey, 215-898-6460 or jposey@upenn.edu

Dr. Barbie Zelizer Professor of Communication

 Annenberg School for Communication

Dr. Zelizer’s work focuses on the news media in times of crisis and war. She is the author of Covering the Body: The Kennedy Assassination, the Media and the Shaping of Collective Memory.

Media Contact
Joseph J. Diorio , 215-746-1798 or jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 15, 2014

Penn Study: Understanding Graphene’s Electrical Properties on an Atomic Level

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Graphene is widely touted as being the most electrically conductive material ever studied. However, not all graphene is the same; with so few atoms, the arrangement of each one has an impact on its overall function.

Graphene, a material that consists of a lattice of carbon atoms, one atom thick, is widely touted as being the most electrically conductive material ever studied. However, not all graphene is the same. With so few atoms comprising the entirety of the material, the arrangement of each one has an impact on its overall function.

Is There a D.C. Dialect? It’s a Topic Locals Are Pretty ‘Cised’ to Discuss

July 9, 2014

William Labov of the School of Arts & Sciences is mentioned for researching U.S. and Canadian dialects.

Article Source: Washington Post
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460July 11, 2014

As a New York Attorney General’s Office Intern, Penn’s Iris Zhang Is Facing Her Fears

University of Pennsylvania student Iris Zhang calls the study of math her “deepest, darkest fear.” But this summer, she’s not only facing it, she’s conquering it. Zhang is working in Manhattan as an economics and statistics intern at the Civil Rights Bureau of the New York Attorney General’s Office.

Philadelphia Researchers to Create Brain Prosthesis to Restore Memory Loss

July 10, 2014

Michael J. Kahana of the School of Arts & Sciences and Gordon Baltuch of the Perelman School of Medicine are quoted about developing a device to help restore memory to those affected by traumatic brain injuries.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194July 10, 2014

Penn’s Jordi Rivera Prince Uses Bones to Tell a Story of Human Evolution

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It wasn’t until she was 18 years old that Jordi Rivera Prince, a rising junior at the University of Pennsylvania, learned in depth about evolution. Now, lessons in evolution are part and parcel of Rivera Prince’s day-to-day life as an assistant to the curator of physical anthropology at the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

It wasn’t until she was 18 years old that Jordi Rivera Prince, a rising junior at the University of Pennsylvania, learned in depth about evolution.

Homeownership in Philadelphia Tumbles, Report Says

July 10, 2014

Kevin Gillen of the School of Arts & Sciences comments on the decline in homeownership in Philadelphia.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

New Archive Tracks Political Ads, Money on Philly TV

July 10, 2014

Mark Liberman of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about the Linguistic Data Consortium.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Battle Breaks Out Over Europe’s Billion-dollar Brain Project

July 9, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences discusses the European Union’s Human Brain Project.

Article Source: Vice News