School of Arts & Sciences

Young Obama on Display

March 8, 2012

Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted extensively about President Obama’s experience at Harvard Law School.

Article Source: Salon.com

Irish Immigrant Rail Laborers to Rest in Peace – 180 Years After Death

March 9, 2012

Janet Monge of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Penn Museum comments on the bones and burial of immigrant rail laborers from 1832.

My Take: Five Women in Religion to Watch

March 5, 2012

Anthea Butler of the School of Arts and Sciences is highlighted for her work as a religion scholar.

Article Source: CNN

Audio: Inconsistency: The Real Hobgoblin

March 5, 2012

Philip Tetlock of the Wharton School and the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the consequences of political consistency.

Article Source: National Public Radio

After Iraq: Should the U.S. Hold War Parades?

March 1, 2012

Thomas Childers of the School of Arts and Sciences provides historical background on support systems for war veterans.

Article Source: BBC News

Audio: The High Cost of American Privilege

March 2, 2012

Rogers Smith of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s comments on how the Obama administration saw a way to correct the nation’s fiscal problems.

Article Source: “The Takeaway”
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 28, 2012

Penn Student Wins Gates Cambridge Scholarship

PHILADELPHIA – University of Pennsylvania senior Eileen Moison has been awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to spend at least a year at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom pursuing a graduate degree in biochemistry.  Afterwards she plans to continue towards a doctoral degree in biochemistry/molecular biology.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 28, 2012

University of Pennsylvania Announces 2012 Thouron Award Winners

PHILADELPHIA – Seven University of Pennsylvania seniors and a Penn alumna have received Thouron Awards to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom.  

The award winners are:

  • Besan Abu-Joudeh, a statistics and international studies major, is applying to the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London to study for an MSc in Political Economy of Development.

 

They’re, Like, Way Ahead of the Linguistic Currrrve

February 27, 2012

Mark Liberman of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on a variety of speaking trends and what it means that young women are leading the curve.

Article Source: New York Times

Like Pompeii, Ancient China Forest Buried by Volcano

February 23, 2012

Hermann Pfefferkorn of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on being among those to help discover a 300-million-year-old fossil forest in China.

Article Source: ABC News