School of Arts & Sciences

Scientists Warn of Ethical Battle Concerning Military Mind Control

March 20, 2012

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and School of Arts and Sciences comments on advances in neuroscience.

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report

Regional Spotlight: The Coach and the Cardinal

March 22, 2012

Rod Napier of the School of Arts and Sciences contributes his thoughts about the connection between the passing of two well-known Pennsylvania figures, Joe Paterno and Anthony Bevilacqua.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460March 22, 2012

‘Thinking With the Past’ Lecture at Penn to Look at ‘The People and the Book’

WHO:           Speaker: David B. Ruderman, Joseph Meyerhoff Professor of Jewish History, University of Pennsylvania

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460March 21, 2012

Fels Institute of Government to Host Penn Public Policy Challenge Finals April 1

PHILADELPHIA – As part of its 75th-anniversary celebration, the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania will host its third annual Public Policy Challenge. The public-policy competition will be held April 1 from 3 to 6 p.m. at WHYY, 150 N. 6th St. in Philadelphia.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460March 21, 2012

Glenn Greenwald to Speak at Penn on "Endless War and the Erosion of Civil Liberties in the Age of Terrorism"

WHO:                  Political commentator Glenn Greenwald       

 

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460March 26, 2012

Peter Mancall to Speak at 2012 Mellon Distinguished Lecture Series

“People interested in interdisciplinary connections in history and culture will be interested in this series of lectures,” says Jeffrey Kallberg, associate dean for arts and letters in the School of Arts and Sciences, speaking about the 2012 Mellon Distinguished Lecture series.

Sex and Singles: Forty Years Later, We’re Still Fighting Eisenstadt v. Baird

March 20, 2012

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and School of Arts and Sciences co-authors an op-ed about contraception.

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The Dark Side of Military-funded Neuroscience

March 21, 2012

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and School of Arts and Sciences shares his thoughts on military-funded neuroscience.

Article Source: ABC News
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Media Contact:Sara Stewart | arg@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-898-3617
Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820March 21, 2012

"Samba Sessao: Afro-Brazilian Art and Film" at Penn's Arthur Ross Gallery

PHILADELPHIA — “Samba Sessao: Afro-Brazilian Art and Film,” which focuses attention on the visual culture of Brazil, opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on April 7. 

Collected in the late 1990s by John Axelrod and later acquired by the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the 15 paintings and three sculptures draw on the different aspects of modern Afro-Brazilian life and culture. In addition, videos will be on display as a part of the exhibit.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604March 20, 2012

Penn Works With Columbia Engineers to Increase Speed of Single-molecule Measurements

PHILADELPHIA — As nanotechnology becomes ever more ubiquitous, researchers are using it to make medical diagnostics smaller, faster and cheaper in order to better diagnose diseases, learn more about inherited traits and more. But as sensors get smaller, measuring them becomes more difficult; there is always a tradeoff between how long any measurement takes to make and how precise it is. And when a signal is very weak, the tradeoff is especially big.