School of Arts & Sciences

Obama Swing-State Visits Surpass Presidential Record

November 28, 2011

Kathryn Dunn Tenpas of the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Ian S. Lustick to Gulan: I imagine the end of the Syrian Regime ….

November 23, 2011

Ian Lustick of the School of Arts and Sciences is interviewed about the political climate in Syria.

Article Source: Gulan Media (Iraq)

University of Pennsylvania Study Links Vacant-Lot Campus Reduced Gun Crime

November 25, 2011

Charles Branas of the Perelman School of Medicine and John MacDonald of the School of Arts and Sciences comment on a vacant-lot cleanup study.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

New Book by Penn Professor Asks: Why Aren’t African-Americans Rioting?

November 23, 2011

Michael Katz of the School of Arts and Sciences is featured for his latest book.

Article Source: Philadelphia Weekly
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460November 22, 2011

University of Pennsylvania to Launch New Online Web Tool for K-16 Global Studies Educators

 

PHILADELPHIA— Four centers at the University of Pennsylvania have joined to create the Greater Philadelphia Education Network Web site, a gateway to global resources for Delaware Valley K-16 educators.

Diagnosing the ‘Personhood’ Problem: It’s in Your Brain

November 20, 2011

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences contributes an op-ed explaining the “personhood" problem.

Article Source: Huffington Post

A Serving of Gratitude May Save the Day

November 21, 2011

Martin Seligman of the School of Arts and Sciences offers a tip on how to display gratitude during Thanksgiving.

Article Source: New York Times

Future Wars May be Fought by Synapses

November 11, 2011

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and School of Arts and Sciences comments on boosting brain functions.

Article Source: ScienceNews
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Media Contact: | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460November 21, 2011

Penn Senior and Penn Alum Win Marshall Scholarships

PHILADELPHIA— The Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania today announced that Corey Metzman and Michael Poll have won United Kingdom Government Scholarships for graduate studies in the U.K. 

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460November 22, 2011

Penn Sociology Professor Studies Talk at the Brink

 

In October 1962, following the discovery of Soviet nuclear missile sites in Cuba, U.S. President John F. Kennedy called his top advisors together to determine America’s response. It was no time to mince words. America was on the brink of war and the fate of the world hung in the balance.

For two weeks, President Kennedy met almost daily, and sometimes two or three times a day with the National Security Council Executive Committee, known as ExComm and secretly tape recorded their meetings.