School of Arts & Sciences

Transforming STEM Education

December 12, 2014

Dennis Deturck and Bruce Lenthall of th

Article Source: Ideas Lab

‘Gift’ Is Not a Verb

December 12, 2014

Mark Liberman of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses word aversion.

Article Source: TheAtlantic.com

Why It’s So Hard to Write About Rape

December 11, 2014

Salamishah Tillet of the School of Arts & Sciences questions whether it is possible to be sensitive to sexual assault victims wh

Article Source: TheNation.com

The Vanishing Male Worker: How America Fell Behind

December 11, 2014

Philippe Bourgois of the School of Arts & Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine says, “When the legal, entry-level econom

Article Source: New York Times

Audio: Can Old Coffee Cause Yellow Fever?

December 12, 2014

David Barnes of the School of Arts & Sciences talks about his rotten coffee event and yellow fever.

‘Rule of Law’ or ‘Rule by Law’? In China, a Preposition Makes All the Difference

December 12, 2014

Victor Mair of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses the difference between of “rule of law” and “rule by law.”

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Defending Lincoln Against Psychoanalysis

December 12, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences writes about Abraham Lincoln and psychoanalysis.

Article Source: Psychology Today

How the ‘Psychological Drama’ Taught Peter Lorre How to Act

December 12, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School or Arts & Sciences writes about actor Peter Lorre.

Article Source: Psychology Today
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194December 12, 2014

Penn Senior Studies the Past to Understand the Future

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A double major in science, technology and society and philosophy, Paul Marett’s interest in the historical figures, who both predicted and influenced their futures, has led him down a unique path. For his senior thesis, he’s researching a collection of largely forgotten books published in Britain between World War I and II.

By Madeleine Stone   @themadstone

Science fiction is often said to reflect human culture: who we are today and what we dream to be in the future. But those who write on the future also have a hand in shaping it. Indeed, many future thinkers of the past have predicted technologies of the present with uncanny accuracy.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820December 15, 2014

‘Writing Out Loud’ at Penn Explores History Through Conversations

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"The Ground on Which We Stand," a performance of original undergraduate student monologues based on the personal histories of West Philadelphia residents, took place Sunday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. at the Platt Performing Arts House, 3702 Spruce St.

An academically-based community service course at the University of Pennsylvania hosted an end-of-the-semester performance, “The Ground on Which We Stand,” Sunday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. at the Platt Performing Arts House, 3702 Spruce St.