School of Arts & Sciences

Troops Headed to Iraq Get Lesson in Ancient Artifacts

November 26, 2010

C. Brian Rose of Penn Museum gives U.S. troops a lesson on ancient artifacts and cultural sensitivity.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Master’s in English: Will Mow Lawns

November 28, 2010

Peter Conn of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the lackluster placement data for graduate-school programs.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460November 22, 2010

Horse-Dragon and Colossal Iguana: Penn Grad Student, Others Identify New Beaked Herbivorous Dinosaurs

            PHILADELPHIA – Paleontologists from the University of Pennsylvania and the Utah Geological Survey have described two skeletons representing two new species of beaked herbivorous dinosaurs, known as iguanodonts, from Utah.  The new dinosaurs were preserved in rocks dating to the Early Cretaceous Epoch, ~145.5 – 99.6 million years ago.  The new specimens help illuminate the natural history of North American iguanodonts.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460November 22, 2010

Two From Penn Win Marshall Scholarships

PHILADELPHIA – Two University of Pennsylvania seniors, Kristin Hall and GJ Melendez-Torres, have won Marshall Scholarships.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 22, 2010

Penn School of Social Policy & Practice Explores Venezuelan Slums With “Barrios, Vol. 1” Photo Exhibit

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice’s Master of Science in Social Policy program will host a photographic exhibit, “Barrios, Vol. 1,”’ and a panel discussion on Thursday, Dec. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. at La Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St.

Carlos Beltrán, a journalist, documented the everyday lives of children and families in the poorest neighborhoods in Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, for six months. 

PhillyDeals: Conservatives Criticize Fed's Bid to Fight Unemployment

November 18, 2010

David Thornburgh of the Fels Institute of Government in the School of Arts and Sciences comments on a study conducted on the Philadelphia Free Library system.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460 November 17, 2010

Penn Research Indicates Light Bending by a Black Hole May Offer Proof of Extra Dimensions

     PHILADELPHIA –- Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania report that a new test for measuring the ability of gravity to bend light seen from distant stars around large objects like black holes may offer proof of the existence of extra dimensions in the universe.           

Uncovering Ancient Brews, and Cures

November 11, 2010

Patrick McGovern of Penn Museum and the School of Arts and Sciences, in collaboration with the Abramson Cancer Center, has discovered the “earliest chemical evidence of wine with organic medicinal additives.”

Article Source: Miller-McCune

The Wild Desire to Leave: On Soviet Jewry

November 12, 2010

Benjamin Nathans of the School of Arts and Sciences shares his perspective on Soviet Jewry.

Article Source: TheNation.com

Calorie Counting Is Not as Easy as You Think

November 9, 2010

A 1996 study led by Paul Rozin of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited.

Article Source: MarketWatch