School of Arts & Sciences

Baboon Study Shows Benefits for Nice Guys, Who Finish 2nd

July 14, 2011

Robert Seyfarth of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on study of alpha male baboons.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 14, 2011

Penn Researchers Find Neural Signature of ‘Mental Time Travel’

PHILADELPHIA — Almost everyone has experienced one memory triggering another, but explanations for that phenomenon have proved elusive. Now, University of Pennsylvania researchers have provided the first neurobiological evidence that memories formed in the same context become linked, the foundation of the theory of episodic memory.

Video: Detroit’s History of Housing and Race

July 12, 2011

Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts and Sciences is featured for his perspective on the history of housing and race in Detroit.

Article Source: WXYZ-TV (Detroit)

Weigh the Value of a Summer Business Program

July 11, 2011

Jesse Reich, a student in the School of Arts and Sciences, comments on attending a summer business program, as a nonbusiness major.

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460July 8, 2011

Lorene Cary Visits Penn Bookstore for Talk/Signing of 'Free! Great Escapes from Slavery'

PHILADELPHIA –- Lorene Cary, who teaches creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss and sign copies of her book, "Free! Great Escapes from Slavery on the Underground Railroad," at a special Penn Bookstore program for young adult readers on Monday, July 11, at 5 p.m. The bookstore is at 36th and Walnut streets on the Penn campus.

Thinking Cap: The Zoot Suit: Statement of Style or Protest?

July 5, 2011

A book on zoot suits by Kathy Peiss of the School of Arts and Sciences is reviewed.

Article Source: New York Times

Mickey Mouse Runs Afoul of the Islamists in Egypt: But in a Democracy, Sharia Has No Place

July 1, 2011

Graduate student Eric Trager of the School of Arts and Sciences shares his perspective on Islamists in Egypt.

Article Source: New York Daily News
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460
Media Contact:Lauren Hirshon | lhirshon@upenn.edu | 215-746-6444July 6, 2011

Eric Rabe to Join Penn’s Fels Institute of Government Research & Consulting as Senior Advisor

PHILADELPHIA –- Eric Rabe has been appointed a senior advisor to Fels Research & Consulting, the consulting practice for public-sector and non-profit organizations at the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 30, 2011

Penn Paleontologists Contribute to X-Ray Technique for Determining Pigmentation Patterns in Fossils

PHILADELPHIA — An international team including University of Pennsylvania paleontologists is unearthing the appearance of ancient animals by using the world’s most powerful X-rays. New research shows how trace metals in fossils can be used to determine the pigmentation patterns of creatures dead for more than a hundred million years. 

Vacant Homes Keep Englewood in Downward Spiral

June 23, 2011

Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the impact the housing market crisis has on a Chicago neighborhood.

Article Source: Chicago Tribune