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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 7, 2015

Penn Research Points to Omega-3 as a Nutritional Intervention for Childhood Behavioral Problems

At the forefront of a field known as “neurocriminology,” Adrian Raine of the University of Pennsylvania has long studied the interplay between biology and environment when it comes to antisocial and criminal behavior.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 7, 2015

Penn Researchers Develop Custom Artificial Membranes to Study the Molecular Basis of Disease

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Decorating the outside of cells like tiny antenna, a diverse community of sugar molecules acts like a telecommunications system, sending and receiving information, recognizing and responding to foreign molecules and neighboring cells.

By Madeleine Stone  @themadstone       

Decorating the outside of cells like tiny antenna, a diverse community of sugar molecules acts like a telecommunications system, sending and receiving information, recognizing and responding to foreign molecules and neighboring cells.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460May 6, 2015

Two Penn Professors, Three Doctoral Students Awarded American Council of Learned Societies 2015 Fellowships

The American Council of Learned Societies has awarded 2015 ACLS Fellowships to two University of Pennsylvania faculty members and 2015 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships to three Penn doctoral students.

The ACLS Fellowship program provides funds to scholars in the humanities and social sciences to allow them to devote themselves full time to research and to write a major piece of scholarship.

Recovery in Nepal

May 5, 2015

Prashant Jha of the School of Arts & Sciences writes about recovery efforts following the earthquake in Nepal.

Article Source: New Yorker

A Philadelphia Story

May 4, 2015

A 2013 Center for the Advanced Study of India visiting fellow, Avijit Ghosh, recounts his time researching at the Penn Libraries’ South Asia Collection. 

Article Source: Times of India

Shades of Sensitivity

May 4, 2015

Scott Barry Kaufman of the School of Arts & Sciences writes about levels of sensitivity.

Article Source: Scientific American
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194
Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 4, 2015

National Academy of Sciences Elects Penn Professor and Incoming Professor

Dorothy Cheney, a biologist at the University of Pennsylvania, and Abraham Nitzan, a chemist who will join Penn’s faculty in July, have been elected members of the National Academy of Scien

Video: Nepal Struggles with Quake Response

April 29, 2015

CASI Spring Visiting Fellow Prashant Jha is interviewed about the Nepal earthquake.


Article Source: CNN
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460May 4, 2015

Penn Professor Grant Frame Translates Royal Inscriptions of Neo-Assyrian Period

A love of murder mysteries that he picked up from his mother helped Grant Frame become adept at reading and comprehending the ancient language of Akkadian to translate the royal inscriptions of reigning Neo-Assyrian kings.

Riots Are Destructive, Dangerous, and Scary – but Can Lead to Serious Social Reforms

April 30, 2015

Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts & Sciences says, “There’s a long memory of historical injustice – going back to

Article Source: Vox.com