School of Arts & Sciences

Judge OKs Settlements That Limits Use of Seniority in L.A. Teacher Layoffs

January 21, 2011

Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education and the School of Arts and Sciences suggests that a Los Angeles school system settlement is a distraction from fixing schools that are poorly operated.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 20, 2011

Penn-Based Index Shows Rise of Asian, Latin-American, African Think Tanks; Brookings Is Top Think Tank

PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania’s annual rankings of the world’s top think tanks puts the Brookings Institution at the top of the list as 2010 Think Tank of the Year.  It was selected from 74 institutions that were nominated. 

Is the Black Church Dead? Debate Flares Among African-American Christians

January 15, 2011

Anthea Butler of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the decreased sense of community in the “black church.”

Article Source: Politics Daily

Is the Black Church Dead? Debate Flares Among African-American Christians

January 15, 2011

Anthea Butler of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the decreased sense of community in the “black church.”

Article Source: Politics Daily

From Pews to Prescriptions

January 19, 2011

Anthea Butler of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on how the “younger generation doesn’t feel as compelled to commit to a single religion or format.”

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

D.C. Area and Dixie Drifting Farther and Farther Apart

January 16, 2011

Sharon Ash of the School of Arts and Sciences says, “Migration patterns are changing things everywhere” in the South.

Article Source: Washington Post

Optimism Protects Teens From Depression, Health Risks

January 13, 2011

Martin Seligman of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for his optimism test.

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report

But Was It Plonk?

January 13, 2011

Patrick McGovern of the School of Arts and Sciences and Penn Museum is cited for finding the earliest evidence of grape wine.

Article Source: Boston Globe

Legal Strategy Could Hinge on Mental Assessment

January 11, 2011

Stephen Morse of the Law School and School of Arts and Sciences comments on the legal approach that might be taken regarding the alleged gunman in the Tucson shooting.

Article Source: New York Times

Obama’s Veto Pen Likely to See More Action

January 11, 2011

Kathryn Dunn Tenpas of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on how frequently President Obama might use his veto power now.

Article Source: Washington Times