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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
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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