School of Arts & Sciences

New Meaning of Dream College

November 2, 2010

Freshman Aliyyah Camp of the School of Arts and Sciences blogs about her experiences being a Penn student.

Article Source: Seventeen.com

VIDEO: A Trip Back in Time at Penn

November 4, 2010

Bob Osterhaut and Philip Jones of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology describe how the University acquired ancient Sumerian artifacts.

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)

My Take: Which Religious Voters Will Show Up on Tuesday?

November 1, 2010

Anthea Butler of the School of Arts and Sciences shares her opinion on whether or not Latino and African-American voters of faith will vote in the midterm election.

Article Source: CNN.com
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 27, 2010

Penn Leads the Vote Students to Hold Election Day March and Rally Nov. 2

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHO:           

Amy Gutmann, University of Pennsylvania   president          

Penn Leads the Vote student representatives

 Penn marching band, Penn cheerleaders

 

WHAT:        

Election Day “Get out the Vote” March and Rally

Philippines Calls Myanmar Elections 'Farce'

October 27, 2010

Arthur Waldron of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the future of Asian states in terms of trade.

Article Source: Associated Press
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 25, 2010

Penn Awarded $990,000 Sloan Foundation Grant for Next-Generation Work/Family Research Network

PHILADELPHIA – The Work and Family Researchers Network, a social and virtual connector for interdisciplinary work-family researchers based at the University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded a $990,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

The new Network builds on the well established Alfred P. Sloan Work and Family Research Network that has operated at Boston College since 1997.  Sloan Foundation support will enable the current Network to transition from a Foundation-funded project to a sustainable organization enhancing future work-family scholarship.

Cultural Exchange: China’s Surprising Ancient Mummies

October 24, 2010

Victor Mair of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the ancestry of the mystery mummies.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658October 25, 2010

University of Pennsylvania Scientists Develop Method for Detecting MicroRNA From Living Cells

PHILADELPHIA -– Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a new electronic method for detecting microRNA isolated from living cells. MicroRNAs are a class of small biomolecules that control gene expression into proteins, the “workers” of the cell.  MicroRNAs act by binding to specific messenger RNAs that code for proteins, and, by doing so, inhibit protein synthesis.

BenePhilly and Federation Join Forces to Better Serve Jewish Older Adults

October 21, 2010

Penn’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy acknowledges a Philadelphia-based not-for-profit.

Article Source: Jewish Exponent

At U.S. Colleges, Chinese-Financed Centers Prompt Worries About Academic Freedom

October 17, 2010

Other U.S. colleges have resisted entering into such relationships. Among them, the University of Pennsylvania chose not to apply for a Confucius Institute, partly because it was uncomfortable with the Chinese government's involvement, says G. Cameron Hurst III, a former director of the university's Center for East Asian Studies.