School of Arts & Sciences

Americans Are Protesting, but What Stops Full-scale Rioting?

March 30, 2012

Michael Katz of the School of Arts and Sciences is featured for his book Why Don’t American Cities Burn?

Article Source: The Huffington Post

This Is Your Brain on the Department of Defense

April 3, 2012

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences comments about military neuroscience.

Article Source: Mother Jones
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 2, 2012

Karen Detlefsen Awarded American Council of Learned Societies 2012 Collaborative Research Fellowship

PHILADELPHIA – Karen Detlefsen, associate professor of philosophy and education at the University of Pennsylvania, is the recipient of a 2012 American Council of Learned Societies Collaborative Research Fellowship.  She is among 15 s

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194April 2, 2012

Penn Bioethicist Jonathan Moreno Appointed to UNESCO International Bioethics Committee

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania’s Jonathan Moreno has been invited to join the United Nations Edu

Can Mars Save American Science From American Politics?

March 30, 2012

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences writes an op-ed about American science.

Article Source: The Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460March 30, 2012

Center for Africana Studies Hosts Jason Moran as Artist in Residence for Series of Public Master Classes

PHILADELPHIA -- Jazz pianist and composer Jason Moran will teach a series of master classes and perform in concert as the Spring 2012 Artist in Residence for the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Africana Studies April 2-4.  All events are free and open to the public.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194March 30, 2012

Penn Biologists Identify a Key Enzyme Involved in Protecting Nerves From Degeneration

PHILADELPHIA –- A new animal model of nerve injury has brought to light a critical role of an enzyme called Nmnat in nerve fiber maintenance and neuroprotection. Understanding biological pathways involved in maintaining healthy nerves and clearing away damaged ones may offer scientists targets for drugs to mitigate neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington’s and Parkinson’s, as well as aid in situations of acute nerve damage, such as spinal cord injury.

Audio: Penn Professor John DiIulio on Politics, Religion & Government

March 26, 2012

John DiIulio of the School of Arts and Sciences is featured.

Article Source: WHYY

And the Livin’ Is Easy?

March 27, 2012

Jerry Jacobs of the School of Arts and Sciences says many people are unaware of what is involved in a faculty member’s job.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

India’s University System in ‘Deep Crisis’

March 27, 2012

Davesh Kapur of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on India’s university system.

Article Source: Washinton Post