School of Arts & Sciences

Medical Ethics Lapses Cited in Interrogations

June 6, 2010

Jonathan Moreno of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the medical ethics of waterboarding.

Article Source: New York Times

Beer Made 9,000 Years Back in China Recreated

June 4, 2010

Patrick McGovern of Penn Museum and the School of Arts and Sciences is featured for his re-creation of ancient brews.

Article Source: Sify News (India)

Genes Set Jews Apart, Study Finds

June 3, 2010

Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the largest study ever conducted of what it means genetically to be Jewish.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Flotilla Assault Puts U.S. on Spot

June 2, 2010

Ian Lustick of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the recent attacks in Israel.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

The Power of a Positive Thinker

May 30, 2010

Martin Seligman of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the strength of positive psychology.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Data Shows African Population History

May 27, 2010

Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences is highlighted for her genetics work in Africa.

Article Source: RedOrbit

First Horned Dinosaurs Found in Europe

May 26, 2010

Peter Dodson of the School of Veterinary Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the discovery of Europe’s first horned dinosaur fossil.

Article Source: Science
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Penn Researchers Add Genetic Data to Archaeology and Linguistics to Get Picture of African Population History

PHILADELPHIA –- Genetic researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have combined data from existing archaeological and linguistic studies of Africa with human genetic data to shed light on the demographic history of the continent from which all human activity emerged.

The study reveals not just a clearer picture of the continent’s history but also the importance of having independent lines of evidence in the interpretation of genetic and genomic data in the reconstruction of population histories.

Sports Genes

May 17, 2010

Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for her genetics work in Africa.

Article Source: Sports Illustrated

Asian American Studies at a Crossroads

May 25, 2010

June Chu of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Pan-Asian American Community House says positive ethnic stereotypes can be ostracizing to those who do not fit the mold.