School of Arts & Sciences

Soldiers of Optimism

October 30, 2011

Positive-psychology research by Martin Seligman of the School of Arts and Sciences is discussed.

Pa. Researchers Unable to Unearth Irish Mass Grave

October 30, 2011

Janet Monge of the School of Arts and Sciences and Penn Museum is cited for her skeleton research.

Article Source: Associated Press

Check Up: National Health Issue: Americans Are Growing Fatter Younger

October 31, 2011

Samuel Preston and graduate student Andrew Stokes of the School of Arts and Sciences are featured for their demography research in relation to Americans’ health.

Article Source: Philly.com

The Arab Uprisings: Now Comes the Hard Part

October 27, 2011

Ian Lustick of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the Ennahda political party in Tunisia.

Article Source: National Public Radio

University of Pennsylvania Historian Joins Pulitzer Prize Board

October 26, 2011

Steven Hahn of the School of Arts and Sciences is featured for joining the Pulitzer Prize board.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 27, 2011

Penn History Professor Steven Hahn Elected to Pulitzer Prize Board

PHILADELPHIA – Steven Hahn of the University of Pennsylvania has been elected to the 20-member Pulitzer Prize Board.  Hahn is the Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of History at Penn.

Hahn won the Pulitzer Prize for history in 2004 for A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration. The book also received the Bancroft Prize for Best Book in American History and the Merle Curti Prize in Social History given by the Organization of American Historians.

The Ethnic Health Advantage

October 6, 2011

Samuel Preston and graduate student Andrew Fenelon of the School of Arts and Sciences are cited for demography research.

Article Source: Scientific American

Accurate Feedback Is Better for Students Than Bogus Praise

October 24, 2011

Young-Hoon Kim of the School of Arts and Sciences is highlighted for research about accurate feedback for students.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 21, 2011
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 20, 2011

Inaugural Penn Lightbulb Café to Focus on JFK’s Secret Cuban Missile Crisis Tapes

WHO:             David Gibson, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania