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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 28, 2012

University of Pennsylvania Announces 2012 Thouron Award Winners

PHILADELPHIA – Seven University of Pennsylvania seniors and a Penn alumna have received Thouron Awards to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom.  

The award winners are:

  • Besan Abu-Joudeh, a statistics and international studies major, is applying to the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London to study for an MSc in Political Economy of Development.

 

They’re, Like, Way Ahead of the Linguistic Currrrve

February 27, 2012

Mark Liberman of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on a variety of speaking trends and what it means that young women are leading the curve.

Article Source: New York Times

Like Pompeii, Ancient China Forest Buried by Volcano

February 23, 2012

Hermann Pfefferkorn of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on being among those to help discover a 300-million-year-old fossil forest in China.

Article Source: ABC News
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 24, 2012

Feb. 28 Penn Lightbulb Café to Focus on Children Asking for Help in the Classroom

PHILADELPHIA – At the Penn Lightbulb Café on Tuesday, Feb. 28, Jessica McCrory Calarco, a Ph.D. candidate in sociology in Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences, will discuss her research about the correlation between socioeconomic class and children’s seeking help in the classroom. 

The free lecture series takes discussions about the arts, humanities and social sciences out of the classroom for a night on the town.

Material World

February 21, 2012

Michael Carasik of the School of Arts and Sciences contributes his views about the “materiality” of texts.

Article Source: Jewish Ideas Daily

Rick Santorum Is Pro-Science: That’s the Good News

February 21, 2012

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and School of Arts and Sciences discusses perceptions of science.

Article Source: Huffington Post

University of Pennsylvania Names W.E.B. Du Bois Honorary Emeritus Professor

February 21, 2012

Tukufu Zuberi of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses an honorary professorship bestowed on the late W.E.B. Du Bois.

Audio: New Research Shows Infants Understand Simple Language Before Babbling

February 21, 2012

Dan Swingley and doctoral student Elika Bergelson of the School of Arts and Sciences discuss their research about language acquisition by infants.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 21, 2012

'Thinking With the Past' Lecture at Penn to Address ‘Barack Obama and Burden of Race’

WHO:             Speaker: Thomas Sugrue, professor of history and sociology, University                        of Pennsylvania

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194February 20, 2012

Penn Researcher Helps Discover and Characterize a 300-Million-Year Old Forest, Preserved Like Pompeii

PHILADELPHIA — Pompeii-like, a 300-million-year-old tropical forest was preserved in ash when a volcano erupted in what is today northern China.