School of Arts & Sciences

OKCupid, Say It Ain’t So!

July 29, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences discusses how social networks can undermine trust.

Article Source: Psychology Today


July 20, 2014

Devesh Kapur of the School of Arts & Sciences co-authors an article tackling India’s problem with land.

Article Source: Business Standard
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | | 215-898-4820July 29, 2014

Penn Alumnus, House Dean Chris Donovan Champions His Love of Cinema

Chris Donovan is a Philadelphia native, a Penn alumnus and a movie buff. In addition to teaching literature and cinema at the School of Arts & Sciences, he's also the house dean at Gregory College House, where he runs its film culture program.

Back in 1992, when movie buff and native Philadelphian Chris Donovan earned his English degree from the University of Pennsylvania, he had little idea of how fortuitous the line “I’ll be back” from The Terminator would become.

Audio: Penn Physicists Probe Atomic Structure of Graphene, Computing’s Next Silicon

July 28, 2014

Charlie Johnson and Marija Drndic of the School of Arts & Sciences discuss measuring the performance of graphene while visualizing its atomic structure.

Audio: Parenting Rights, Child Supervision and the Law

July 28, 2014

Dorothy Roberts of the Law School and the School of Arts & Sciences joins a discussion about the “criminalization of parenthood.”

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460July 28, 2014

Internship Puts Penn Student on Frontlines of Campaign to Legalize Marijuana

On June 18, Jelani Hayes, a rising senior at the University of Pennsylvania boarded an early-morning bus to Albany, N.Y., with grass roots organizers from Voices of Community Activists & Leaders, VOCAL-New York, and others.

Homelessness Is on the Rise in Kensington

July 28, 2014

Philippe Bourgois of the School of Arts & Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine comments on young people using injectable heroin.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Will Free Online Courses Ever Replace a College Education?

July 28, 2014

Peter Struck of the School of Arts & Sciences is pictured in front of a green screen as he records a MOOC on Greek mythology.

Article Source: Atlantic
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | | 215-898-9194July 28, 2014

Penn’s David Hewitt Helps Philadelphia Design Parks Agile Enough to Adapt

Philadelphia Parks and Recreation is rolling out a brand new approach to managing its green spaces and the University of Pennsylvania's David Hewitt is helping them do it.

On a Wednesday afternoon in the Cobbs Creek Environmental Education Center, a group gathered around a large table covered in maps and photos.

Anything Goes in China’s Food System

July 24, 2014

John Yasuda of the School of Arts & Sciences is cited in an editorial about China and food-safety regulations.

Article Source: New York Times