School of Arts & Sciences

After Tunisia, Is Egypt Next?

January 17, 2011

Student Eric Trager of the School of Arts and Sciences, a former Fulbright fellow in Egypt, comments on governmental issues in the Middle East.

Article Source: Atlantic

Scenes From Egypt’s Would-Be Revolution

January 25, 2011

Student Eric Trager of the School of Arts and Sciences shares his perspective on the crisis in Egypt.

Article Source: Atlantic
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 2, 2011

Novelist Susan Cheever to Visit Penn as 2011 Kelly Writers House Fellow Feb. 14-15

PHILADELPHIA – Novelist and non-fiction writer Susan Cheever is the first of three acclaimed writers slated to visit the University of Pennsylvania as Spring 2011 Fellows at Kelly Writers House.  Cheever will be on campus Feb. 14-15.

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Media Contact:Aaron Olson | aolson@upenn.edu | 215-746-6490January 31, 2011

2011 Thouron Awardees Are Selected

CURF is proud to announce a Penn record-tying 7 Thouron Award winners!

Grace Ambrose will graduate in 2011 from the College of Arts & Sciences with a BA in the History of Art, as well as a minor in Creative Writing. She has worked at the Whitney Museum in New York and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, and plans to study Curation while in the UK.

Amid Protests and Looting, Officials Work to Preserve Egypt’s Treasures

January 30, 2011

Brian Rose of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the looting of Egyptian artifacts.

Article Source: Washington Post

Life Expectancy Rising Slowly in the US

January 28, 2011

Samuel Preston of the School of Arts and Sciences suggests that unhealthy lifestyles are more damaging than lack of health-care access.

Article Source: New Scientist

Antibiotic Artisan

January 26, 2011

William DeGrado of the School of Arts and Sciences is featured for his goal of creating a new generation of antibiotic drugs.

Article Source: Forbes

Rep. Jay Hottinger’s Assessment of This Founding Father Unfound

January 11, 2011

Michael Zuckerman of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on an Ohio state representative who quoted Benjamin Franklin when introducing a plan to repeal the state’s estate tax.

Article Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer

Audio: Emerging Treatments in Depression

January 21, 2011

John O’Reardon of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses new methods for treating depression and seasonal affective disorder.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

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