School of Arts & Sciences

Caught in Egypt’s Political Cross-Fire

March 13, 2012

Graduate student Eric Trager of the School of Arts and Sciences shares his views regarding the Egyptian government’s prosecution of pro-democratic NGOs.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194March 14, 2012

Owl Monkey Twins Give Penn's Eduardo Fernandez-Duque Insight Into Monogamy

PHILADELPHIA -- In 15 years of studying owl monkeys in Argentina, this was a first: Late last November, Eduardo Fernandez-Duque, assistant professor in the Anthropology Department at the University of Pennsylvania, got news from his field assistants that they had spotted a set of newborn twins.

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Media Contact:Caroline D’Angelo | ccdangelo@gmail.com | March 13, 2012

Penn Environmental Studies Students Reporting Live from the World Water Forum in France

MARSEILLE -- Eleven University of Pennsylvania Master of Environmental Studies students are journalists at the 6th World Water Forum in this French city with the Oikos Student Reporter program this week.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194March 9, 2012

March 13 Penn Science Café to Explore the Life, Death and Rebirth of the Mississippi River Delta

PHILADELPHIA – At the Penn Science Café on Tuesday, March 13, Douglas Jerolmack, an assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science at the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss his research on river patterns and what his findings mean for the future of the Mississippi Delta. 

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”