School of Arts & Sciences

Studies Spy on a River’s Rage

June 14, 2011

Douglas Jerolmack and post-doctoral researcher Federico Falcini of the School of Arts and Sciences are featured for their work on the Mississippi flood.

Article Source: Nature

Life Expectancy of U.S. Women Slips in Some Regions

June 15, 2011

Samuel Preston of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on life expectancy of American women.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Is Happiness Overrated?

June 13, 2011

Martin Seligman of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for his research on mental health and happiness.

Criminal Minds

June 12, 2011

Adrian Raine of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine and his work are featured.

New Evidence of Genetic ‘arms race’ Against Malaria Found

June 10, 2011

Sarah Tishkoff and Wen-Ya Ko of the Perelman School of Medicine comment on their research on new evidence of how the human genome has fought back against malaria.  Tishkoff also holds an appointment in the School of Arts and Sciences.

Article Source: Asian News International
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460June 10, 2011

Penn Grad Student Utpal Sandesara to Give Talk at Penn Bookstore on 1979 Machhu Dam Disaster in India

PHILADELPHIA – Utpal Sandesara, who is pursuing a medical degree and doctorate in social anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, will present archival research and first-hand accounts of India’s 1979 Machhu Dam disaster at the Penn Bookstore at 36th and Walnut streets Friday, June 17, at 5 p.m.

Sandesara, the son of a Machhu flood survivor, is co-author of "No One Had a Tongue to Speak: The Untold Story of One of History's Deadliest Floods."  

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 9, 2011

Penn Researchers Show New Evidence of Genetic “Arms Race” Against Malaria

PHILADELPHIA — For tens of thousands of years, the genomes of malaria parasites and humans have been at war with one another. Now, University of Pennsylvania geneticists, in collaboration with an international team of scientists, have developed a new picture of one way that the human genome has fought back. 

Bioprogressive America

June 9, 2011

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences shares his views on biopolitics and bioprogressivism.

Article Source: Democracy

Prison Overcrowding and Brown v. Plata

June 8, 2011

Marie Gottschalk of the School of Arts and Sciences shares her perspective on reforming the U.S. prison system.

Article Source: New Republic
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 7, 2011

Penn Offering Postdoctoral Fellowships to Promote Academic Diversity

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania is accepting applications for its Academic Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.