School of Arts & Sciences

Society’s Indifference to Prison Rape Has to End

August 1, 2014

Undergraduate Jelani Hayes of the School of Arts & Sciences blogs about society and prison rape.

Article Source: Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-8981422August 5, 2014

Penn Undergrad’s Research on Chinese Art Takes Her on a Cross-cultural Journey

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Senior Kimberly Schreiber of West Hartford, Conn., spent the summer exploring Chinese art and “what it means to become an individual in the most populous nation on earth.”

By Christina Cook 

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820August 5, 2014

A Tale of One Family in Penn’s Kings Court English College House

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Living alongside the more than 300 undergraduates in Kings Court English College House are a handful of families who embrace the residents as if they were their own relatives. Among these is Campbell Grey, an Australian native and an associate professor of classical studies in the School of Arts & Sciences, and his family.

One of a series of articles about families living in the University of Pennsylvania’s College House system.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151August 4, 2014

Senior Michael Steele Helps Integrate Sustainability Into the Classroom at Penn

Michael Steele stayed on the University of Pennsylvania campus this summer pursuing research as one of four students selected to participate in the Penn Green Campu

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422August 4, 2014

Penn Physicist’s NIH Award to Advance Rapid, Graphene-based Gene Sequencing

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Marija Drndić, a professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy in the University of Pennsylvania's School of Arts & Sciences has been awarded a two-year, $880,000 grant for a project aimed at reducing the cost and time of genome sequencing. The grant was made by the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

Marija Drndić, a professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy in the University of Pennsylvania's School of Arts & Sciences has been awarded a two-year, $880,000 grant for a project aimed at reducing the cost and time of genome sequencing.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 11, 2014

Penn Undergrad Startup Aims to Make Finding Grants Easier

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A startup by University of Pennsylvania undergraduates Grace Truong, John Lu and Nick Liu Grant Fellow LLC., Grant Fellow’s website is an online aggregator, search engine and task manager that will streamline and simplify the grant-writing process for universities and nonprofits alike.

By Madeleine Stone  @themadstone

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 5, 2014

Penn Physicists Receive Kaufman Foundation Award to Study ‘Living Optical Devices’

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A pair of University of Pennsylvania physicists will receive one of the nine grants being awarded this year by the Charles E. Kaufman Foundation, part of The Pittsburgh Foundation, which supports cutting-edge scientific research in chemistry, biology and physics at institutions across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

A pair of University of Pennsylvania physicists will receive one of the nine grants being awarded this year by the Charles E.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 4, 2014

Penn Astronomers Will Use Newly Funded Telescope in Hunt for Dark Energy

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After more than a decade of development and planning, the National Science Foundation has approved federal construction of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, of which the University of Pennsylvania is a member, will manage the $473 million construction project.

After more than a decade of development and planning, the National Science Foundation has approved federal construction of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, of which the University of Pennsylvania is a member, will manage the $473 million construction project.  

Can an Independent Kurdistan Reshape the Middle East?

July 29, 2014

Brendan O’Leary of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about EU recognition.

Article Source: Newsweek

Inspirational Tales of Economic Mobility

July 27, 2014

A book titled Defying All Odds, co-authored by Devesh Kapur of the School of Arts & Sciences, is reviewed.

Article Source: Hindu BusinessLine