School of Arts & Sciences

Today in Research: Popularity of Hearing Aids; Babies Understand

February 15, 2012

Elika Bergelson of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for research about language acquisition in infants.

Article Source: Atlantic

Severe Conservatism Syndrome

February 12, 2012

Mark Liberman of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on usual uses of the word “severely.”

Article Source: New York Times

Babies Understand Words From 6 Months Old, Scientists Say

February 14, 2012

Daniel Swingley of the School of Arts and Sciences is spotlighted for research about language acquisition in infants.

Article Source: Fox News
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 13, 2012

Penn Conference Marks Honorary Professorship for W.E.B. Du Bois

PHILADELPHIA – The posthumous recognition of W.E.B. Du Bois as Honorary Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania will be celebrated at a Feb. 17 conference by the Department of Sociology and the Center for Africana Studies.  The conference will coincide with the date the Penn Board of Trustees is scheduled to vote on the appointment.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194February 13, 2012

Penn Psychologists Find 6- to 9-Month-Olds Understand the Meaning of Many Spoken Words

PHILADELPHIA — At an age when “ba-ba” and “da-da” may be their only utterances, infants nevertheless comprehend words for many common objects, according to a new study.

Penn Class Teaches Students How to Live Like Monks

February 12, 2012

Justin McDaniel of the School of Arts and Sciences is highlighted for his course on monastic life and asceticism.

Article Source: Associated Press

Education Gap Grows Between Rich and Poor, Studies Say

February 9, 2012

Frank Furstenberg of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on his research studying the connection between education and family economic status.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 8, 2012

Penn Launches Work and Family Commons Open Access Research Repository

PHILADELPHIA -- The Work and Family Researchers Network at the University of Pennsylvania has launched the Work and Family Commons, the first open access work and family subject matter repository. The WFC was created to gather and preserve the intellectual output of the work and family research community and to offer free online access to the full text of research articles to the public.

With Syria Embassy Shut, What’s Next for the U.S.?

February 6, 2012

Ian Lustick of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on pressure on Syria.

Article Source: National Public Radio

Studies: Conservatives Are From Mars, Liberals Are From Venus

February 6, 2012

Philip Tetlock of the Wharton School and the School of Arts and Sciences shares his views on conservatives’ value system.

Article Source: The Atlantic